Earnest Terry Turnage

Published 9:56 am Thursday, October 21, 2021

Earnest Terry Turnage, 64, of Tallahassee, Fla., passed away Tuesday, October 19, 2021, following a lengthy battle with cancer.

The graveside funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 23, 2021, at Oak City Cemetery. Due to the ongoing concerns regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, those attending are asked to maintain the recommended safe social distancing of six feet and/or wear protective masks in accordance with the State of Georgia guidelines.

Online visitors may sign the guest register at www.iveyfuneral.com.

Ernie was born October 22, 1956, in Bainbridge, Ga., the son of Curtiss and Susie Calhoun Turnage. He served 10 years in the U.S. Navy and retired with 12 years of service as a Staff Sergeant in the U. S. Marines. He enjoyed volunteering for many years with the V. F. W. in Tallahassee.

Survivors include his brother, Larry Turnage (Ann) of Dothan, Ala.; his sisters, Jean T. Billingsly (Richard) of Tallahassee, Fla. and Florence T. Brown (Randy) of Cairo, Ga.; and several nieces and nephews. Ernie was preceded in death by his parents; and his brother, Tommy Turnage.