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CL Turner


1915 - 2014
CL Turner Obituary
CL Turner, 99, passed away Friday, Nov. 14, 2014, in Fort Worth. Memorial service: 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Leonard Memorial Chapel at First United Methodist Church, 800 W. 5th St. Memorials: In lieu of flowers, donations and memorials are encouraged either to UCA Foundation care of CL Turner Fund, UCA Foundation Buffalo Alumni Hall UCA, Box 4986, 2490 Bruce St., Conway, Ark. 7205 or Ralph Beavers Scholarship Fund (The Twosome Class), First United Methodist Church, 800 W. 5th St., Fort Worth 76102. CL was born April 5, 1915, in Smithfield, the son of Rosa Crites Turner and Carl L. Turner. CL attained his bachelor's degree from the University of Central Arkansas (UCA) and was later recognized for his contributions to both the football and basketball programs by induction into the UCA Athletic Hall of Fame. In 1944, CL was granted a master's of education from Texas Christian University (TCU). Following his college education, he began his career as a lifelong educator as a coach, teacher and principal at North Little Rock High School in North Little Rock, Ark. He proudly served his country as a naval officer in World War II. In 1956, CL and his family moved to Fort Worth where he continued with his passion for educating our youth as a math teacher at Arlington Heights High School, vice principal of Paschal High School, and later as an administrator for the Fort Worth Independent School District. Throughout his life, CL was a devout Methodist and was an active member of his First United Methodist Church family, serving as business manager and long-standing member of the Twosome Class. CL was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 61 years, Georgia Rochelle Walling Turner. Survivors: Daughter, Rosa Gene "Genie" Knox of Fort Worth; son, CL Turner III of Boca Raton, Fla.; sister, Betty Carruthers of Fort Worth; two granddaughters; two great-nieces; a great-nephew; and four great-grandchildren who will always love their "Paw-Paw."
Published in Star-Telegram on Nov. 16, 2014
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