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Turlington, Christopher Andrew

Birth: 1975-03-15
Death: Thursday, July 19, 2012
Laid to Rest: Tuesday, July 24, 2012 in the Chesapeake Highlands Memorial Gardens, Port Republic, Maryland
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Click to see full size photoChristopher Andrew “Chris” Turlington passed away unexpectedly Thursday, July 19th, from an aneurysm. He was 37.

Originally from Gloucester, Virginia, Chris graduated from Randolph-Macon College in Ashland, VA with degrees in History and Religious Studies. He was a proud brother of Kappa Sigma Fraternity, and was instrumental in the re-colonization of Kappa Sigma at Randolph-Macon. Upon graduation, he went on to work for Kappa Sigma, proudly helping consult other chapters on the Eastern seaboard. It was through Kappa Sigma that he met his wife, Rae Anne Turlington.

Chris was a beloved teacher at Patuxent High School, sharing his passion for history with his students daily. He was very active in the Athletic Department at PHS, having coached the Girl’s Varsity Basketball team. He also coached his son’s t-ball team and basketball team. Chris enjoyed watching his daughter learn to swim and dance. He was an avid sports fan and self-proclaimed connoisseur of beer.

Chris’ family was the light of his life, and he was a devoted father, husband, son, and brother.

He is survived by his wife, Rae Anne (Edwards), and his beloved children, Hunter (7) and Olivia (3), all of Port Republic, MD.

Chris was preceded in death by his father, Pete Turlington of Gloucester, VA.

Survivors include his mother, Jackie Turlington, sister Carrie Turlington Provensen and brother-in-law Ethan Provensen, all of Gloucester, VA; mother-and father-in-law Pam and Jim Edwards of Bethalto, IL; sister-and brother-in-law Rebecca and Jerry Wood of Denver, NC; and nephew Trenton and niece Avery of Denver, NC.

Visitation will be held Monday, July 23rd from 4 to 7pm at Rausch Funeral Home in Lusby. Funeral and Celebration of Life will be held Tuesday, July 24th at 11 am at St. Paul United Methodist Church in Lusby, MD.

In lieu of flowers, a trust has been set up for his children’s college education.

Contributions can be made in the form of a check to the Christopher A. Turlington Memorial Fund at PNC Bank, P.O. Box 192, Solomons, MD, 20688.

Arrangements provided by Rausch Funeral Home.

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