John Turley, Jr.,(Jack) age 75 of Basye, Virginia, died Sunday February 21, 2016 at his home at Bryce Resort in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, with his beloved wife by his side.
Born May 28, 1940 in Cumberland, Maryland. He was the son of John Turley, Sr. and Vivian L. Weimer Turley. He married Patricia Ann Linaburg on September 12, 1964. He is survived by his wife Patricia, daughter, Debra L. Turley, son, Brian Keith Turley, and a granddaughter Denise Ashley Johnson.
Graduated from Frostburg State University in 1962 with a BS in Mathematics and Teaching with minors in Physics and Chemistry.
Retired 1990 as a Commander in the US Navy after 28 years (1963-1990) of service. His last tour of duty was on the Battle Staff, President of the United States, President George Bush (dad Bush). Key assignments included Operations Officer Military Sealift Command (MSC) controlling over 300 ships, Engineering officer of a USN aircraft carrier, CINCPACFLT Logistic Command where he developed and implemented operational and maintenance plans for the Navy’s Rapid Deployment Force, four tours in Vietnam and Operations, Weapons and Maintenance advisor to the South Korean Navy. He spent most of his time at sea on destroyers (Tincans).
Spent 8 years (1990-1998) as Deputy Director of Security with The International Monetary Fund (IMF) planning and coordinating the security for VIP visits for Heads of State and other Ministers.
Spent 2 years (1999-2000) as deputy Director of Security at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing revamping the security system and installing over 500 cameras and establishing a Security Operations Command and Monitoring Center.
Jack was a member of Vietnam Veterans Chapter 936, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #2447 and American Legion Post 199.
He was a member of the Basye/Bryce Mountain Lions Club, SAHMSU board, was President of the Sky Bryce Home Owners Association and a member of Bryce Resort. He volunteered and served as Disaster Chairman of the Shenandoah Chapter of the American Red Cross serving Shenandoah & Page Counties.
He loved living at Bryce Resort and being part of such a close community and enjoyed volunteering for everything and anything. He loved coordinating golf, bowling, and Virginia football games.
A funeral service will be held Thursday, February 25, 2016 at 10 a.m. at the Dellinger Funeral Home in Mt. Jackson.
Friends will be received Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home in Mt. Jackson. The family will receive friends Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Adams Family Funeral Home in Cumberland, MD.
Committal will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at Rocky Gap Veterans Cemetery in Flintstone, MD with Chaplin Bob Lloyd officiating. Military Honors will be accorded at the Cemetery by Post # 13 Veterans Honor Guard.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Basye Bryce Mountain Lion’s Club.