Services will be at 10 am, Saturday, Aug. 6, 2016, at Chaparral Hills Baptist Church with Alan Burkhalter officiating. Burial will be in Boys Ranch Cemetery in Boys Ranch. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.
Willie was born Nov. 11, 1953, in Valdosta, Georgia, to Willie K. and Betty Jones Turner. He graduated from the first paramedic classes offered in Amarillo. Willie worked at Boys Ranch for 16 years and recently retired from Texas Department of Transportation.
Willie married Lela Richards on Feb. 24, 1973, in Richardson.
Survivors include his wife of 43 years, Lela Turner, of the home; a daughter, Stephanie Donegan and husband Ruben, of Dalhart; a son, George David Turner and wife Alicia, of Channing; his mother, Betty Viehweg, of Virginia; two brothers, Ricky Turner of Georgia and Marty Viehweg of Virginia; three sisters, Deborah Gould and Doris Poules, both of Virginia and Kay Beth Nguyen, of Georgia; a brother-in-law, G.C. Richards and wife Jean, of Boys Ranch; his mother-in-law and his best friend, Laverne Simmons and Dale Hoover; five grandchildren, Taylen, Toby, Briella, True and Brooklyn, who were the light of his life; and numerous nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends from 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m., Friday, Aug. 5, 2016, at the funeral home.