Willie Lee “Bill” Turner


Willie Lee “Bill” Turner was born May 2, 1944 to Ms. Queen Esther Turner in Laurens, South Carolina.

Willie Lee “Bill” Turner was a graduate of Sanders High School Class of 1962.  After high school he attended Claflin University in Orangeburg, SC where he received his Bachelor’s Degree.  Upon finishing at Claflin University, “Bill”, as everyone knew him as, attended Niagara University in Niagara Falls, NY and UNC-Charlotte in Charlotte, NC, where he obtained one Master’s Degree from both institutions, leaving him with two Master’s Degree.

Among all of Bill’s academic accomplishments he also served in the United States Army in 1966.

 “Bill” was really known for being the owner of many successful automotive dealership shops; one in particular was Cumberland Chrysler Dealership.  After much success, he later retired from being an automotive dealer.

Willie Lee “Bill” Turner passed on Saturday, April 5, 2014 at his home, leaving many memories and loving family behind.

Left to cherish memories is his loving mother Ms. Queen Esther Turner of Laurens, SC and his wife, Mrs. Roma E. Turner of Laurens, SC.; one son, Andre Williams of Richmond, Virginia, two daughters Leah Deshaun Turner of Laurens, SC and Tiffany P. Pryor of Richmond, Virginia, and three grandchildren.

Services for Willie Lee “Bill” Turner were held Thursday, April 10, 2014 at 2:00 P.M. at the David and Jeannette Goins Chapel in Laurens, SC.

Reverend Earl Lewers was the officiating minister.

Burial was held at Zion Hill Baptist Church in Cross Hill, SC.

The family of Mr. Willie Lee Turner would like to thank each of

you for your kindness shown to them during their time of bereavement.

Your kindness will always be remembered. May God continue to keep you in his loving care.

The Family

Goins Funeral Home, Inc. was in charge of these arrangements.