Mark D. Turner III, of Mullica Twp. was born on December 23, 1976 in Staunton, Virginia and passed away on January 25, 2018. He is pre-deceased by maternal grandparents George and Jayne McGinley and paternal grandparents Mark and Rosemary Turner. He is survived by his loving wife Kelly and stepson, Carmelo, mother Claress McGinely-Turner, brother Matthew Turner of Somers Point, father Mark Turner Jr. and wife Sara of Merritt Island, Florida, aunts Beth Van Hook, Nancy McGinley, and Beth Lenhardt (Tom), Uncle George McGinley, and God parents Dan and Karen Pashley. Many nieces and nephews who loved their Uncle Mark dearly, as well as his cousins, relatives and “first friends.” Mark was a 1995 graduate of Ocean City High School. He was formerly employed at the Atlantic City Rescue Mission where he enjoyed working for the Lord and where he met his wife Kelly. Mark’s passion for helping others wasn’t restricted within the walls of the Mission. Mark could be found giving strangers rides and literally giving the coat off his back to those he served. He also held bible studies to encourage fellow believers. Mark was a skilled carpenter with the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America. Mark was a talented musician and played guitar and sang locally. He wore many hats. He had amazing culinary skills and grew the best jersey tomatoes in his garden following in the footsteps of his grandfather, Bud. He enjoyed the outdoors. He was an avid fisherman, hunter and enjoyed countless rounds of golf with his father and Father-in-law, Frank. Mark cherished his dogs Chompy, Frankie and Buddy. Mark was also known as a practical jokester and always had the family laughing when you least expected.
A celebration of Mark’s life will be held at the Calvary Chapel of Hammonton on Saturday, February 3rd. Visitation starting at 10am and service at 11am. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Atlantic City Rescue Mission, 2009 Bacharach Blvd, Atlantic City, NJ 08401. https://www.acrescuemission.org/. Arrangements entrusted to the Marinella Funeral Home 102 N. 3rd St. Hammonton, NJ. www.marinellafuneralhome.com