Some of my customers have always wanted to know the history behind Turner’s Garage & Transmission. Here is how it all came about– Enjoy.
It all started back in 1949 with my father, Johnny Turner. He opened a gas station/parts store, and junkyard just at the south end of Harvin Street. I grew up right beside the shop and have been on the property for 52 years. My passion for cars started when I was only 4 years old. I built my first car engine at 14 years old after going to work for my father’s best friend , a used car dealer, in 1975. I continued working there on Japanese automobiles, along with the American ones until I was 17 years old. After my father passed away in 1970, the shop had been ran by other individuals until 1979 when it became vacant. I began in the building that was originally the parts store and thus, Turner’s Garage & Transmission was born!
Host of his own radio show on WDXY 105.9 FM/1240 AM every Saturday and rebroadcast on Sunday both days at 9am. He also has an automotive article that he does for the Sumter Living Magazine. During his free time he enjoys riding his Honda (ATV )Pilots, deep sea fishing, and spending time with his wife and grandkids.
She has 2 boys and 2 girls. When not working she enjoys spending time with her family. She enjoys hanging out with her family and friends. She also makes handcrafted blankets.
She has 3 kids and 5 grandkids and her furbaby Max. On her off time she enjoys hanging out with family, camping, and fishing.
He married his high school sweetheart and now has 6 kids. He is active with his church, and when not at work or church he enjoys watching his kids with their sports and being with his wife.