Rosco Turner, 48, formerly of Moore County, died Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2010, in Lexington.
Mr. Turner was born May 6, 1962, to Arlethea and Dallas Turner. He attended New York Public Schools from primary through junior high school. He then moved to North Carolina, attending Pinecrest High School, where he excelled in academics and sports. He attended Pfeiffer University on a basketball scholarship and graduated with a degree in business administration and economics.
Rosco was a highly respected coach for many years. He was currently employed at Parkland Magnet High School. He also coached at Asheboro High School, North Davidson High School, R.J. Reynolds High School, East Forsyth High School, Lexington High School and a host of AAU teams.
Rosco and Nedra were married Dec. 21, 1985. From this union they had one son, Rosco Jr.
He was preceded in death by his parent; grandparents, George and Bernice Beasley and Jessie and Hattie Norwood; brother, Roger Petree; aunt, Lena Wallace; uncle, Derrick Norwood; and father-in-law, Teddy Dula.
He leaves to mourn his wife, Nedra; son, Rosco Jr.; brothers, Dallas (Carol) Turner, Brooklyn, Walter Pinkney, Baltimore, Md., Tyrone Wallace, Greenville, S.C., James (Debra) Wallace, Holly Springs; sisters, Sybil (Maxie) Robinson and Michelle Wallace, both of Charlotte; mother-in-law, Helen Dula, Lenoir; brothers-in-law, Cameron Dula, Teddy Dula Jr. and Raeford Kissler, all of Lenoir; sister-in-law, Tresa Dula (Clarence Moore), of Raleigh; godchildren, Brittani and Jeremy Kelly, Greensboro; one special friend, Wallace “Chip”(Lisa) Mack, Charlotte; uncles, George Beasley, Brooklyn, N.Y., James “Jimmy” Wallace, Southern Pines, Jessie and Melvin Norwood, Mobile, Ala.; aunts, Cecilia Norwood, Mobile, Ala., Julia Mae Watkins, Brooklyn, N.Y.; and other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held Saturday, Sept. 18, at 12:30 p.m. from Parkland Magnet High School Auditorium. The family received friends from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the auditorium Saturday. Interment followed in Parklawn Memorial Gardens.
Online condolences may be sent to www.hooperfuneralhome.net.