A memorial service was held for Jerry Turner, 85, of Yantis on September 26 at Lake Fork Baptist Church. Rev. Danny Meek officiated.
Interment will be scheduled at a later date, in Sunset Memorial Cemetery in Nacogdoches. Honorary pallbearers were grandsons, Gary, Jeremy and Kyle Marron, Jonathan and Justin Stanley, Michael and Bradley Bolton, Josh Turner, and David and Nicolas Aboitiz.
Mr. Turner died on September 23 at his home. He was born in Kilgore on June 27, 1935, to Morris and Alma Clark Turner. He received his bachelor’s degree from Stephen F Austin. He married Shelley Turner in Nacogdoches on October 19, 1974, second marriages for both. They created a loving, blended family that has lasted 40 years.
They moved to Dallas in 1977, then to Montgomery, Ala., in 1979 and Richmond, Va., in 1981, before moving back to Arlington in 1985. They retired to Lake Fork in 1997. They made lasting, lifelong friendships wherever they lived.
Jerry was a member of Lake Fork Baptist Church. He retired from Hormel Meat Company. He was a member of the Masonic lodge in Yantis and Kilgore. He was an avid outdoorsman.
Mr. Turner is survived by daughters, Selena Stanley Bolton and husband Tom, of Pearland, Susan Stanley Dodson of Fort Worth, and Robin Turner Aboitiz and husband Mikel of Cebu, Philippines; sons, Bobby M. Stanley and wife Kim, of Moyock, N.C., and John E. Turner and wife Anne, of Poetry; brother, Larry Turner and wife Joce of Kilgore; 14 grandchildren, Michael Bolton, Bradley Bolton, Gary Marron, Jeremy Marron, Kyle Marron, Natalie Dodson, Jonathan Stanley, Justin Stanley, Jessica Stanley, Joshua Turner, David Aboitiz, Caroline Aboitiz, Nicolas Aboitiz and Sara Aboitiz; eight great-grandchildren, Jeremy Jay, Michael, Paisley, Mason, Connor, Olivia, Isabel and Abigail; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and wonderful friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; son, Eddie Turner; and sister Marilyn Watson.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Lake Fork Baptist Church or the Hopkins County Coalition.
Arrangements were under the direction of Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home.