Glenn D. Turner

  • Born: October 22, 1932
  • Died: September 21, 2021
  • Location: Six Mile, South Carolina

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Central, SC 29630
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Tribute & Message From The Family

Glenn D. Turner, 88, husband of Eleise Owen Turner passed away peacefully Tuesday, September 21, 2021. He was born October 22, 1932, in Ochlocknee, GA.

Glenn served in the United States Air Force from 1953-55 and later, after serving in management in the hardware business, completed his undergraduate degree from Central Wesleyan College in 1969. He began teaching with the School District of Pickens County in 1970. He was awarded his Master's Degree in Educational Administration and Supervision in 1971 from Clemson University. He then received an Education Specialist Degree in Educational Administration in 1981 from Clemson University. After teaching for just one year, he was moved to A.R. Lewis Elementary as a teaching Principal. He then took over Alice, Arial and Northside Elementary schools in 1973 as they finished construction on McKissick Elementary in Easley, where he served as the first Principal in 1975. He served as Principal at McKissick for 17 years. He finished his 29 year education career as the Principal at Six Mile Elementary serving from 1992 to 1998. Glenn loved woodworking and spending time in his shop making things for his grandchildren. Glenn and Eleise were very involved for over 30 years with the Clemson/Pendleton Camp of the The Gideons International, committed to distributing copies of the Bible locally and throughout the world. He was an active member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church for over 58 years where he served as a Deacon, Sunday School Teacher and Youth Leader.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 65 years, Eleise; two sons, Eric Turner (Ute) of Central, and Jeff Turner (Beverly) of Simpsonville; four grandchildren, Leigh Turner Fine (Charlie), Lindsey Turner Picard (Nick), Daniel Turner, and Kristen Turner; and one great-grandchild, Eleanor Grace Fine. He is also survived by one sister, Doris Tomlin (Chuck) of W. Milton, OH.

In addition to his parents James Hiram Turner and Mary Magdalene Myrick Turner, Glenn was preceded in death by three brothers (Carl, J.W. and Burnice Turner) and one sister (Lillie Mae Rehberg).

Funeral services will be at 2:00 PM Friday, October 1st at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church in Six Mile.

The family will receive friends at 12 :00 PM prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Gideons International, Clemson/Pendleton Camp, PO Box 1088, Clemson, SC 29633 or to Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, 3041 Six Mile Highway, Central, SC 29630.

Please visit or Duckett-Robinson Funeral Home, Central – Clemson Commons.


Condolence & Memory Journal

"Cousin Eleise, Eric, Jeff and other family members, We were so sorry to hear about the loss of Glenn. He certainly fought the fight and kept the faith. We were so blessed to have him as a member of the Holladay Family. He was a such a kind and Godly man. We can be sure that our temporary earthly homes and bodies are nothing when compared with those homes and bodies of perfection that we will one day have in heaven.
Today, Glenn is certainly a recipient of restored health and a beautiful heavenly home. May God use your friends and family to give you the comfort you need as you grieve and continue to celebrate Glenn's life.
Sorry that we will not be able to attend the service on Friday, but you will be in our thoughts and prayers."

Posted by George & Bobry Jackson - Liberty, SC - Family   September 29, 2021

Gail and I would like to extend our words of sympathy to the family. We first met Mr. Turner in 1971 when he hired Gail for her first teaching job at A.R Lewis. Mr. Turner offered me my first job as a school administrator. We will never forget his kindness, dedication, and enthusiasm for working with students and teachers. He was a role model and one of a kind!

Mike and Gail Mahaffey

Posted by Mike/Gail Mahaffey - Clemson, SC - Coworker   September 26, 2021

I would like to express my sincere condolences to the family. I was a fellow principal with Glenn in the eighties and nineties. He mentored me as a young principal and I really appreciated is sound advice. He was a great example of a servant leader and faithful Christian.

Posted by Henry Hunt - Easley, SC - Coworker   September 25, 2021


Mr Turner was a Godly man. He is rejoicing in the kingdom of Heaven. All of those gone before him are welcoming him home. Johnny & Diane Elrod

Posted by Elrod Diane - Central, SC - Friend   September 24, 2021

Eleise and family, I am so sorry for your loss. I have always greatly appreciated your family's Christian testimony, and I am praying for God's special comfort and strength at this time. May God bless you and hold you in His arms.

Posted by Marilyn Raines - Easley, SC - Teacher   September 24, 2021

Mr. Turner was the principal at McKissick when I was a student there. He was such a nice man! I am so sorry for your loss.

Posted by Genoa Masters - Easley, SC - Student   September 24, 2021

I always had great respect for Mr. Turner. As a student, I knew him to be so very kind. I know he will be missed.

Posted by Becki Owens - Easley, SC - Student   September 24, 2021

I'm so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time.

Posted by Cheryl Cantrell - Anderson, SC - Family Friend   September 24, 2021


I am so sorry for your loss. Mr. Turner hired me while I was completing my student teaching in 1975. He was a great man and the epitome of a great leader.

Posted by Karen Fisher - Easley, SC - Teacher   September 24, 2021

I remember him fondly when I was a student at McKissick in the 1980's. He was always a bright spot and a fair man. He will be missed but not forgotten. My condolences to the family.

Posted by Scott LaVigne - GREENVILLE, SC - Student   September 24, 2021

Everybody loved Mr. Turner. He was an awesome principal and person. It was a privilege working with him. He always did the right thing and was kind and fair. He will be embellished in my memory . Heaven has gained a very special soul. Deepest sympathy to the family. Jenna Shanklin

Posted by jenna shanklin shanklin - Anderson, SC - Teacher   September 23, 2021

I'm so sorry for your lost. Glenn was a great man and will be missed.

Posted by Melissa Hayes - Liberty, SC - Significant Other   September 23, 2021

So very sorry for your loss. I will be praying for the Turner family during this time. We went to church with this for a time, and they were always so nice.

Posted by Karen Lantgios - Anderson, SC - Acquaintance   September 23, 2021

Sorry to hear about the passing of Mr. Turner. Praying for you all.

Posted by John Rankin - Liberty - Student   September 23, 2021

I am so very sorry for your loss. Mr. Turner had my complete admiration and respect. I so enjoyed working for him. May God comfort you all during this time of loss. With love and sympathy, Theresa

Posted by Theresa Cooper - Easley, SC - Coworker   September 23, 2021


My thoughts and prayers are with the family. I taught at McKissick Elementary for many years while Mr. Turner was the principal there. He cared so much about his McKissick family. We will truly miss him!

Posted by Cindy Deily - Greenville, SC - Teacher   September 23, 2021

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