AREA OBITUARIES -- CLENTIS TURNBOW
Mr. Clentis Turnbow, 76, of Cordova, TN, formerly of Hickman went to be with his Heavenly
Father on October 21, 2020.
He had been a 911 dispatcher for the City of Hickman for twenty years. Clentis was a US Army
veteran of the Vietnam War in which he served two tours of duty and then enlisted in the U.S.
Navy to further serve his country. Clentis was a member of the Heritage Baptist Church in
He was preceded in death by his parents, Martin and Lola Turnbow and two brothers, James
Turnbow and Bill Turnbow.
Survivors include his wife, Shirley (Morgan) Turnbow of Cordova, TN, daughters, Rhonda(Kelly
Hilts) Wallen and Yvonne Nisley all of Cordova and 3 grandsons, Jacob Oliphant of Cordova,
Dillon and Colin Nisley both of Riverview, FL
Funeral services will be held at Strong Funeral Home on Monday, October 26, 2020 at 2:00 P.M.
with Revs. Greg Wells and Rich Sevilla officiating. Military burial rites will follow the service at
Hickman City Cemetery.
Visitation will be held on Monday, October 26, 2020 at Strong Funeral Home from 11:00 A.M.
until 2:00 P.M.
Chad Turnbow, Eric Turnbow, Jeff Kilpatrick, Jacob Oliphant, Dillon Nisley, Collin Nisley, Tony
Grogan and Joe Toombs will serve as pallbearers.
Due to the current mandate and the family’s request to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, a
mask is required to be worn and social distancing observed.
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