Otis Turner

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Otis Turner LUBBOCK- Otis G. Turner, 89, of Lubbock, Texas began his eternal life on February 16, 2013. He was born on June 15, 1923 in Ione, Arkansas to C.B. and Daisy Mae Turner. He graduated from Wink High School in 1941, and volunteered in the Armed Forces. He attended the University of North Texas and then received a football scholarship to Texas Tech University and played football for the Red Raiders in 1944 and 1945. He began his 38 year oilfield career with Sid Richardson/Bass Enterprises as an Assistant Engineer and served as the District Superintendant in the Sundown, Texas oilfield. Otis was a 52 year Mason and during this time was a Worshipful Master two times, a 32nd degree Scottish Rite Mason, and is currently a charter member of the Lubbock Yellowhouse Lodge #481. He was involved in and held offices in the Sundown Lions Club and the Sundown School Board. He was also an involved member of the Sundown United Methodist Church and is now a member of Lakeridge United Methodist Church. He is survived by his wife, Amber Turner of Lubbock; his daughters, Sharon Turner of Argyle and Carol Weeks of Ransom Canyon; one sister, Ollie Ruth Brazeal of Lubbock; one brother, Ralph Turner of Granbury; and extended family of three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Visitation will be from 6 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at Sanders Funeral Home, 1420 Main Street, Lubbock, Texas. Memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, February 21, 2013 at the Chapel at Lakeridge United Methodist Church, 4701 82nd Street, Lubbock, Texas. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Otis' name to Accolade Hospice at 5201 Indiana Ave. Suite 101 S, Lubbock, TX 79413; or Lakeridge United Methodist Church, 4701 82nd Street, Lubbock, TX 79424 or the .
Published in The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal on Feb. 19, 2013