The Palestine Herald, Palestine, Texas


June 25, 2013

John Stafford Turner Jr.

John Stafford Turner Jr., 82, passed away on June 21, 2013 at his home in Seabrook, Texas with family at his side.

He was born April 26, 1931 in Palestine, Texas to Gertrude Garner-Turner and John Stafford Turner Sr.

John is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Mary Ann Lester-Turner; daughter, Janis Hall and her husband, Steve of Weatherford, Texas; son, Jay Turner and his wife, Jan of Seabrook, Texas; four grand-dogs; two grand-cats; and numerous family members and friends.

When his country called he answered by joining the U.S. Navy. John worked for IBM for 35 years and retired as a senior staff programmer. He had a passion for trains and ham radio. He loved traveling and woodworking.

A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 25, 2013 at Clear Lake United Methodist Church, 16335 El Camino Real, Houston, TX 77062.

Services are under the direction of Crowder Funeral Home in Webster, Texas.


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