Turner, Evan Carleton Evan, beloved husband, uncle, and friend died January 13, 2013 in Dallas, Texas. Born April 28, 1925 in Mount Vernon, Maine, he was the second of three sons of Carleton Ellsworth and Lucy May Carson Turner and was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, David Carson Turner and James Carson Turner. He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Anna Katherin Ball Turner of Mesquite, numerous nieces and nephews. He joined the United States Marine Corps in 1942 and served our country in three conflicts: WWII, Korea and Viet Nam. Evan served with the Marine Scout Bombing Squadron VMSB 333 in Ewa, Hawaii where he was nicknamed "Photo Joe", retired from the USMC in 1969 then working for the United States Postal Service before finally retiring and settling in his childhood home in Maine, then later Mesquite. He was a member of the Vernon Valley Masonic Lodge #99 and enjoyed hunting and fishing in his native state. E.C., as he was known to family and friends in Maine and Texas, was jovial, loved his wife, family, friends, flying, food, wine and is a great example to us all. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, February 2nd, 2013 at 2 PM at Laurel Oaks Funeral Home, 12649 Lake June Road, Mesquite, Texas. Early this summer, he will be memorialized and laid to rest in Mount Vernon, Maine. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to the following or the charity of your choosing: Sharing Life Community Outreach 3544 East Emporium Circle Mesquite, Texas 75150
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Laurel Oaks Funeral Home
12649 Lake June Road Mesquite, TX 75180
Published in Dallas Morning News on Jan. 22, 2013