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Jimmy Wilson Turner

Jimmy Wilson Turner passed away peacefully on the 1st of November 2019, with his wife and daughter by his side.

Jimmy was born on the 29th of August 1949 in Birmingham, Alabama.  The eldest of 3 sons born to Evelyn Marie Cramer (née Ellis) and Wilson Elsie Turner.

Jimmy attended school in Cocoa, Florida until he graduated from Cocoa High School, Class of 1968.

Jimmy joined the United States Navy in November 1968 and served his country proudly as an Aviation Structural Mechanic (Hydraulics) mainly serving at the aircraft carrier U.S.S. John F. Kennedy (CV-67) until his Honorable Discharge in November 1972. After his naval service Jimmy continued to develop his knowledge of his beloved chosen field in Structural Mechanics.

A Military Service will be held on Friday the 15th of November at 9am, at the Cape Canaveral National Cemetery, 5525 U.S. Highway 1, Mims, FL 32754

Jimmy joined Florida Power & Light at the Cape Canaveral power plant in January 1979.  During Jimmy’s 40 years of service be became an integral and indispensable part of the FPL’s family and residing community.

Following the committal service we shall be gathering at F. Burton Smith Regional Park, 7575 King Street, Cocoa, FL 32926 for a Celebration of Life. 

Jimmy loved to cook out, so we would like to celebrate his life with Family & Friends, Classmates & Co-workers in a way he would love.  Please bring a favorite cook out dish, share a memory, a story, a joke. Bring a chair, fill a cooler and raise a cold one!

In lieu of floral tributes and to further honor Jimmy’s long standing commitment to benefit families less fortunate, we would like you to consider a donation toward the annual Christmas toy and bike drive at the Debary Civic Center.  A donation box will be provided at Jimmy’s Celebration of Life gathering.