Robert Glen Turner, 73, of Mount Vernon passed away in the morning hours, Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at Titus Regional Medical Center. Glen was born December 7, 1943 in Franklin County, Texas to the late Addie Lee Pool and James (Jim) Brantley Turner. Glen attended Mount Vernon and New Diana schools. After high school, Glen worked for J.D. Maples as a carpenter. It was while working on a job for Mr. Maples that he met the love of his life, Kathryn Suzanne Bennett, in Saltillo, TX. The two were married September 23, 1966 in Saltillo Baptist Church. She preceded him in death August 25, 2011. He spent a lifetime working with his hands including raising cattle, building furniture at Kinder Manufacturing, and working at Mitchell Livestock and Sulphur Springs Livestock where he was nicknamed “Fat Boy”. Glen enjoyed giving people nicknames, teasing, and spending time with his family. He also enjoyed making a garden and sharing his harvest with family and friends.
He is survived by one daughter, Kathy and husband Randy of Lakeview Community; two grandchildren, Kellee and Justin of Lakeview Community; one brother, Lewis Turner and wife Brenda of Mount Vernon; one nephew, Tony Turner and wife Tracy of Mount Vernon; one great niece, April Turner and Joseph Villareal of Cooper; one great nephew, Casey Turner of Mount Vernon; and one great great niece Kyliee Villareal of Cooper.
Funeral services for Glen Turner will be held at 10 am, Saturday, January 14, 2017 at Weaver Baptist Church with Tom Friday and Ken Clay officiating. Burial will follow at Weaver Cemetery with Gary Ross, Bill Ward, Johnny Mack McAfee, Garry Nelson, James Edwards, and Billy Gene Davidson serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Scott Payne, Leo Matthews, Dee Wafford, Charlie Frank Turner, Russell Schneider, and Rob Cannon.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Weaver Cemetery Veterans Memorial Fund, c/o Mike Hatch, 125 CR 3531, Sulphur Springs, TX 75482.