Services for James F. Turner, 71, of Brownfield will be at 10am, Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at Brownfield First United Methodist Church with Rev. Scott Hensley and Rev. Ruby Moultrie officiating. Burial will be in Terry County Memorial Cemetery under the direction of Brownfield Funeral Home.
There will be a family visitation at Brownfield Funeral Home on Monday from 5-7pm.
James passed away Friday, January 18, 2013 at a Lubbock Hospital. He was born May 4, 1941 in Sweetwater, Texas to Fred H. and Glena (McHaney) Turner. He graduated from Brownfield High School in 1959. James married his high school sweetheart Sharon K. (Snedeker) in Brownfield, Texas on May 31, 1959. James and Sharon began their farming career in Fisher County moving to Sylvester in 1959 and returned to Terry County in 1963 and continued to farm. He received the Terry County Outstanding Dryland Farmer Award in 1978. James served on numerous boards as director and an officer, including the following: Tokio Coop Gin, Terry County Farmers Home Administration, Brownfield First National Bank, Brownfield Farmer’s Coop Station, Brownfield Regional Hospital, Newman Cemetery and Lone Star State Bank of West Texas. He is preceded in death by his parents. James was a member of First United Methodist Church.
James is survived by his wife, Sharon of Brownfield; 2 daughters, Deborah Turner Kennedy and husband Dwight of Ovilla, TX and Kathy Turner Jones of Conroe/Montgomery, TX; grandchildren, Tandi Jones Moore and husband Matt of Marshall, TX, Kimberlee Jones Turner and husband Stoney of Seminole, TX and Dixie Kay Kennedy of Denton; great grandchildren, Cade Turner Moore and Dallas Rein Turner; sisters, Janey Turner Bartley, Nuevo, CA and Patricia Turner Montalbo, Plano, TX.
The family suggests memorials to Brownfield First United Methodist Church.