William (Billy) Turner of Surfside, SC, retired United States Capitol Police Officer and Veteran of the United States Air Force died on January 8, 2021 after a valiant battle with Covid 19. Billy is preceded in death by his parents Richard Carroll and Beatrice Louise Turner, his brother Robert Turner, and a host of other family members.
Billy is survived by his beloved wife Tina Marie Turner; his loving daughters Candy Turner Scott (David) of Lusby Md, Cathleen Turner Derrington (Troy) of Lusby Md, brother Michael Turner (Linda) Owings, MD, sister in law Darla Turner of Panama City Fla., mother in law Donala Dutcher (Larry) of Conway SC, father in law Ken Lloyd of Jacksonville Fla., and step sons Anthony, Michael and Christopher Lyons of Surfside SC. He is also survived by his beloved grandchildren: Noah, Makayla, Jacob, Aubrey, Marley, Alyssa, Braylon, Rowan and numerous cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.
Billy was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, and friend. In his younger days he enjoyed the many trips to Colonial Beach Virginia where he ate crabs to his content and enjoyed the company of the entire family. Billy loved getting away with Tina and would almost always choose to head south. He loved spending time traveling to Florida with her. In their travels they enjoyed stopping along the way at the many antique stores they passed. They especially enjoyed the sites of Fort Myer’s Beach. He enjoyed having his family around as much as he could and traveled to Maryland often to visit Candy and Cathy and their families. Although there were miles between them he made sure they all knew he was a part of their lives and never missed a milestone with his children and grandchildren. In South Carolina he loved being “Pop-Pop” to his younger grandchildren. Aubrey loved to listen to him read her stories and find tootsie rolls that he had hidden all around his chair. He enjoyed talking on facetime with the grandchildren that didn’t live closer. Everyone felt his love for them with every phone call that he made.
Billy’s extra-large personality made it almost impossible for you to not love him. He truly enjoyed spending time with his friends. He became an icon at his favorite local establishment “SCOTTY’S”. You could find him there for the daily Happy Hour catching up with all of his friends. Over the years these friends became his second family and he cared about all of them with the same passion he showed his own family. Billy considered Scotty’s as his second home and spent many hours there including time for organizing fundraisers to benefit the local veteran’s center.
He was very proud to have served his country in the United States Air Force (1968-1972) during the Vietnam War. He was extremely proud to call himself a member of the Capitol Hill Police family where he served for over 20 years and met many lifelong friends.
Billy will be deeply missed by all who knew him. He left us with so many memories that will surely put a smile on your face… just as he would want for you to remember him.
A Celebration of Life for Billy will be held Saturday, January 23, 2021 at 2:00 PM at Burroughs Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers the family has requested donations be made to Ignite Church of Myrtle Beach Benevolent Fund: www.ignitemb.com
To view these details online or to offer words of comfort through the online guestbook, kindly visit the funeral home website at, www.burroughsfh.com
Burroughs Funeral Home & Cremation Services (843-651-1440) is honored to assist the family.