James “Peanut” Turnbow (7-23-18) service 7-28-18
James “Peanut” Turnbow, of Adamsville, was born in Hardin County on Sept. 23, 1939, the son of the late Octalona C. and Hazel Annamae Smith Turnbow.
On Feb. 15, 1963, he was united in marriage to Shelba Jean McFall, who survives.
James, also known as “Peanut,” was a pilot driver for 10 years for an escort business and was the owner of Turnbow Trucking Company for 47 years. In his spare time he loved singing in a quartet and spending time with his grandchildren.
James departed this life on Monday, July 23, in Memphis, at the age of 78 years and 10 months.
In addition to his wife, Shelba of 55 years, he is survived by one daughter, Penelope Yvonne Turnbow and her spouse Donna Leigh Hester of Memphis; one son, James Douglas “Doug” Turnbow and his spouse Angela Lanette of Crump; three grandchildren, Alexandria Mariah Turnbow, James Nicholas Turnbow and Olivia Yvonne Turnbow; one brother, Donnie Ray Turnbow and his spouse Paige of Crump; niece, Brandy Hope Turnbow Ponds and her spouse Kenny; great-niece, Macee Grace Ponds; and his two cats, Burt and Max Turnbow.
James was preceded in death by his parents; and one sister, Emily Yvonne Turnbow.
Services were held on Saturday, July 28, at 3 p.m., at Shackelford Chapel in Savannah with Lloyd Blankenship officiating. Burial followed in Crump Cemetery at Crump.