John Elton “Jack” Turnipseed

Funeral services for John Elton “Jack” Turnipseed, 57, of Avon will be at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, May 1, 2021 at Avon Methodist Church. He passed away on Sunday, April 25, 2021 at Conway Regional Hospital in Conway, AR. Burial will be in County Line Cemetery under the direction of Boone Funeral Home, Greenville.

Jack was a graduate of Greenville Christian School and attended Mississippi Delta Community College where he played football and baseball. He was an avid sports fan, loving all sports, especially football, tennis, and golf. Another passion of his was riding motorcycles, including the Harley Davidson he owned.

He enjoyed making others laugh more than anything else. He had a vibrant smile and a contagious laugh, especially when he was trying to tell a story. He often did not make it very far without laughing so hard he would cry. Jack worked in the car business for 20 plus years and loved meeting new people. He was a huge family man and anytime not working was spent with family or friends.

He was a member of Avon Methodist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John Marion Turnipseed and Sara Beatrice Elkins Turnipseed; father-in-law, Eugene Emmitt Donnelly and a nephew, Matthew Donnelly Smith. He is survived by his wife, Anita Donnelly Turnipseed; daughters, Laura Nicole “Nicki” Turnipseed Watford and husband Christopher Todd “Chris” Watford of Conway, AR, Rachel Whitney Turnipseed of Greenville and Victoria Lynne “Tori” Turnipseed Ferguson and husband, Matthew Rhea Ferguson of Hubert, NC; two grandchildren, Zoni Lynne Watford and Lilly Anne Watford; sister, Deborah Lynn Ford Morris, and two brothers, Ross Eugene Ford, Jr. and Stephen Davies Turnipseed.

There will be a visitation at 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., on Friday, April 30, 2021 at Avon Methodist Church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Arms of Mercy, Inc., P.O. Box 4691, Greenville, MS 38704 or online at

The family would like to thank all friends and family who have expressed their condolences and assistance during this difficult time.