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Taylor Whitfield Turnage

Taylor Whitfield Turnage
  • September 3, 1982 - July 6, 2020
  • Mount Pleasant, South Carolina

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“Taylor's presence filled a room with comfort and compassion. I wish that he knew that. ”
1 of 14 | Posted by: Isabel Alexander - Mount Pleasant, SC

“Prayers for Taylor and familyHe was such a nice person!!! He had the best smile! ”
2 of 14 | Posted by: Kim White - Augusta - Friend

“I miss you since I hadn't seen you in a while. I miss you more now. I have nothing but great memories hanging out and playing soccer together and...Read More »
3 of 14 | Posted by: Matthew Brigmon - Temple, TX

“Sorry to hear this - prayers ”
4 of 14 | Posted by: Mike Leonard - Augusta, GA

“Our thoughts and prayers to the entire family - ”
5 of 14 | Posted by: Cay and JUD Hickey - Augusta, GA

“Rest In Peace Taylor. You will be missed sir. God bless you and all of your family. ”
6 of 14 | Posted by: Marty Jackson - Evans, GA

“Our many prayers are with the family of this endearing young man. May he rest in eternal peace. ”
7 of 14 | Posted by: Tricia and Stephen Cranford - GA

“My prayers for Emilie and all the family. Taylor was a gift to all who knew him. ”
8 of 14 | Posted by: Catherine Fleming - Isle Of Palms, SC

“Thinking of all of you and wishing I could be there to express my love and sympathy in person. Prayers for healing. ”
9 of 14 | Posted by: Katherine Holland Doty - SC

“Oh, LyleOh, Jack,Neither of you signed up for this kind of pain. Grieve him well; he was worth it. This world is just too tough for some. I know you...Read More »
10 of 14 | Posted by: Dot Shad/McEniry - Charleston, SC

“Emile and Family,So sorry for your loss. My heart is brokenTaylor was a beautiful would and will be dearly missed oxoxox ”
11 of 14 | Posted by: Raquel Gallo (Boden) - FL

“My heart aches for y'all. I don't know why some like myself make it out of this hell and others don't. I guess he may have found the ultimate peace....Read More »
12 of 14 | Posted by: Jason Cates - Sullivans Island, SC

“My heart breaks for your family, Jack and Lyle May Taylor Rest In Peace, he has found a better place, God be with you all, Carol and Charlie mingus ”
13 of 14 | Posted by: Carol Mingus - Inlet beach, FL

“I am so sorry to hear about John who was obviously such a light. Am thinking about and praying for the whole Turnage family, for God to hold you...Read More »
14 of 14 | Posted by: Jill Ackerman Settle - Charleston, SC


Taylor Whitfield Turnage, 37 of Mt. Pleasant, SC entered into rest July 6, 2020. A private Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, July 11, 2020 in J. Henry Stuhr, Inc., Mount Pleasant Chapel.

Taylor was born September 3, 1982 at Ft. Rucker, AL, the son of Colonel John O'Neill Turnage and Lyle Viser Turnage. He attended St Mary on the Hill Elementary and graduated from Aquinas High School in Augusta, Georgia. Taylor was a talented athlete and excelled in football, basketball, swimming and soccer. He was selected for the All-State Georgia Soccer Team in his senior year at Aquinas. Taylor was a force in this world. He had a spark and energy that made you glad he was there, and he filled a room with joy. Tay-Tay, as he was known to his nieces and nephews, was an amazing uncle. They loved him, and he had a charisma they naturally gravitated towards. Taylor was also a great cook and loved being in the kitchen. He was adored by his family and friends, and ALL who met him. Taylor was truly a light in this world that was taken too soon. He finally succumbed to the drug addiction he battled most of his life.

He is survived by his father and step-mother, John O'Neill Turnage and Helen Daniel Turnage of Augusta, Georgia, his mother, Lyle Viser Turnage of Mt. Pleasant, SC. He is also survived by his siblings and their families; John and De Turnage of Meridian, Idaho, Annalyle and Chris Andrews, of Mt Pleasant, SC and Emilie and Will McCombs of Mt. Pleasant, SC, and his nieces and nephews: Adelaide, Jack, Bennett, Isaac, Dunn, Calvin and Annie.