Reginald Eugene Turknett, 79, of Mint Hill, North Carolina, entered into eternal rest Tuesday, September 21, 2021. His funeral service will be held graveside Saturday, September 25, 2021 in Holy Cross Cemetery, 604 Fort Johnson Road at 11:00 a.m. The family will receive friends Friday in J. Henry Stuhr Inc., West Ashley Chapel from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.
Reggie was born July 18th, 1942 in Jacksonville, Florida, son of the late Hoyle Haddock Turknett and Martha "Ruth" Nichols Turknett. As the oldest boy of 9 siblings; providing for, and protecting his family was at the very core of his personality. A trait that followed him into adulthood as evidenced by his relationship with his own children and grandchildren.Reggie was a retired Mechanical Engineer for the Naval Facilities Engineering Command. His innovations in test cell acoustics will remain a part of his legacy across this country that he loved.
His was a life filled with hard work, traveling, and time spent with family and friends. Though his absence will leave such a void in the lives of his daughters and grandchildren, the countless memories he shared with them will be treasured reminders of a father's unending love.
Reggie is survived by his daughters: Brenda Turknett Burnette and Shanna Turknett Nelson (David) both of Mint Hill, NC; four grandchildren: Christopher Daum, Caleb Nelson, Liam Nelson and Sophia Nelson; brothers: Ricky Turknett and John Turknett; sisters: Dorothy Garcia, Diane Johnson and Ida Turknett; as well as many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his late son, Gene Turknett.
Memorials may be made to the Children's Tumor Foundation at CTF.org.