George Dallas Turner
September 25, 2013, 1:26 am by Staff Reports
He was the son of Mr. & Mrs. L.D. Turner, He was born in Heidenheimer, Texas, then moved to Temple where he attended Temple Public Schools, graduating in 1949. He attended his 60th high school reunion.
After graduating high school, George joined the United States Air Force. While stationed in Duluth, Minn. He met his wife of 57 years, Jacqueline Louetta Yost on a blind date. George was then transferred to Texas where he attended The University of Texas.
In his senior year, George was hired by Conoco Oil Co. to begin a training program learning about Oil & Gas Production. He worked in the Oil & Gas business for 27 years, He has various other jobs afterward, including Executive Director of Brazos Business College and district Manager for the Eagle Newspaper , In 2006 , George and Jackie moved to Burnet. He became a member of the Episcopal Church of the Epiphany. He had many jobs there and helped with many repairs of the church.
George liked to brag that he started working at age 9, picking cotton, and never did retire. His years in Burnet, he spent as Ranch manager at the Lucky Dog Ranch, and says he enjoyed every minute of it. George was a hard worker and was liked by everyone he met. He was an avid golfer his whole life. And a lifelong Longhorn fan. He got to enjoy several home games in the last few years.
He was preceded in death by his wife: Jackie and his daughter: Sharon Diane.
He is survived by two sons, Les Turner and his wife: Eileen, and Brad Turner and his wife; Maria; two daughters, Dana Hunter and her husband, Joe, and Lisa Greinert and her husband, Randy; nine grandchildren & one great grandchild. He is also survived by his brother in law: Daniel Evan Yost III from LaFayette La., and his faithful dog, Stoli, who has been his constant companion for the last 3 years.
The family would like to thank the members of the Episcopal Church of the Epiphany for the love, care friendship and guidance you bestowed on George during his time with you. A memorial service will be held at 4 pm Wednesday Sept. 25 at the Episcopal Church of the Epiphany in Burnet . Rev. Ted Hervey officiating. The family will have a private burial at the Texas State Veterans Cemetery, Killeen Tx.,
Arrangments were handled by Edgar Funeral Home in Burnet.
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