Victor Lovell Turner – August 19, 2013

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Victor Lovell Turner, 88, formerly of Amarillo, died, Monday, Aug. 19, 2013, in Plano.

Service and interment will be at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013, in Memorial Park East Mausoleum with the Rev. Ken Cole, associate pastor of Saint Stephen United Methodist Church officiating.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Victor was born February 14, 1925, in Dalhart to Cecil and Goldie Turner.  He graduated from Pawnee High School in 1943 and West Texas State University in 1966. Victor joined the Army Force in 1943 and was honorably discharged in 1946. He met the love of his life in Stillwater, Oklahoma while attending Oklahoma State University and married Beverly Jane Corbett in Enid, Oklahoma, May 27, 1951. Victor and Beverly moved to Amarillo to start their new life where Victor was employed by Santa Fe Railroad in the audit department.  Victor held several accounting positions before opening his own service in Amarillo as an accountant and Enrolled Agent for the IRS. He operated independently until 1999 when he retired.

Victor was an avid golfer in the Amarillo area for many years and was proudest of his 4 holes in one during his golfing career. He was a member of the Amarillo AMBUCS organization based at San Jacinto Baptist church and a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church while in Amarillo.

Victor and Beverly relocated to Plano, Texas to be with their daughter and her family in 1998 and also spent 3 years in the Seattle Washington area, while continuing to follow his daughter’s family, eventually returning to the Plano area in 2002. During his time in Plano, he continued golfing and became a member of Christ United Methodist Church in Plano, and recently celebrated his 62nd wedding anniversary to Beverly this year.

Victor was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Carl Elton Turner of Slidell, Louisiana; and his son, Victor Richard Turner.

Survivors include his wife, Beverly Turner, of Plano; his daughter, Neva Alford of Southlake and his daughter and son-in-law Patti and Rodney Thompson of Plano; he was proudest of his 6 grandchildren Cindy, Victor, David, Jonathon, Trey, and Monica and 5 great-grandchildren.

7 Responses to “Victor Lovell Turner – August 19, 2013”

  1. Susan Girty says:

    Patti, my heart, thoughts & prayers are with you & your family. Peace to you all.

  2. Gerald Alan Joy says:

    Worked with Victor at Pioneer Corporation. Very nice gentleman with a good sense of humor.

  3. Treva Brewster says:

    Patti, Beverly, and Neva,

    Wanted you to know that I just read your dad and husband’s obituary in the Amarillo Newspaper today. I try to read the online paper fairly often from here in Katy, but I am a little behind right now.

    Never the less, please know how much my heart goes out to you. Vic was such a nice man; and I enjoyed reading about him in the newspaper. Just shows how much I didn’t know about him as we were growing up!! What a special man!

    I hope you all are doing ok. Patti, I loved getting to see you almost a year ago. But, I can’t believe we hardly got to talk. One of these days we need to have a phone visit or an in person one.

    I am praying for you and love you.

    Patti, I also wrote a note on the AHS ’72 f/b online site.


    Treva Walker Brewster

  4. Denise Dunlap says:

    Patti, I send my sincere condolences at the loss of your Dad. I have lost both of my parents and steps so I? understand the feelings of loss right now. I send prayers and love at this time of need.

  5. Patti McNabb Romero says:

    Patti, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your entire family at this time of such great loss. May the sweet memories of your father soon replace the sadness of your loss. Peace.

  6. Cecil & Jessie Mary Reinhart says:

    Thinking of you and we are so sorry for your loss. We remember you from high school, Beverly, and wanted you to know our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  7. Debbie Armstrong Wynne says:

    Dear Patti,
    So sorry to hear about your daddy. He was such a nice man and you know I have the fondest memories of visiting your house while we were growing up. My prayers and thoughts are with you, your sweet mom, and family.
    Debbie Wynne

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