Oct. 13, 1939 - Feb. 13, 2018
James "Jim" Marion Turnbull, 78, passed away peacefully at Community Hospice in Hughson on Feb. 13, 2018. Jim was surrounded by his family and loved ones.
A viewing is scheduled for 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21 at Lakewood Funeral Home Riverside Chapel. A funeral is scheduled for 10 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 22 at Lakewood Funeral Home, with a reception to follow at Jim and Sharon's home. All are welcome to attended and celebrate Jim's amazing life.
Jim was born on Oct. 13, 1939 in Slick, Okla., to Marion and Ivy Turnbull. Jim graduated from Ceres High School in 1958 as multi-talented sports lettermen. Jim married Sharon Reeves-Turnbull, his soulmate and wife of 43 years. Jim's family and loved ones remember him as a funny, kind, patient and big-hearted father and grandfather who was the family's rock and anchor. Jim had a passion for humor and had an endless supply of jokes and laughs. Jim was immensely passionate about his friends and family and always made them smile.
As an accomplished masonry contractor, fabricator and welder, and a prime example of pure talent, Jim owned and operated Turnbull Masonry for over 40 years which built multiple structures throughout California which are still standing today.
Jim was a member of the Sand Rail Association and Dirt Bike Association and a long-term member of the Lake McClure House Boat Association.
Jim is survived by his wife, Sharon Reeves-Turnbull; his daughters, Maliece Turnbull-Panella and Jamie Turnbull-Hassett; and two sons, Todd Holley and Travis Holley. Jim was also the proud grandfather of eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Jim was preceded in death by his mother Ivy M. Scott-Turnbull, father Marion C. Turnbull, and siblings George, Aci, J.C. Turnbull and Grace Turnbull-Ainslie.
-Ceres (Calif.) Courier
Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018