Victor Lovell Turner, 88, formerly of Amarillo, died, Monday, Aug. 19, 2013, in Plano.
Service and interment will be at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013, in Memorial Park East Mausoleum with the Rev. Ken Cole, associate pastor of Saint Stephen United Methodist Church officiating. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.
Victor was born February 14, 1925, in Dalhart to Cecil and Goldie Turner. He graduated from Pawnee High School in 1943 and West Texas State University in 1966. Victor joined the Army Force in 1943 and was honorably discharged in 1946. He met the love of his life in Stillwater, Oklahoma while attending Oklahoma State University and married Beverly Jane Corbett in Enid, Oklahoma, May 27, 1951. Victor and Beverly moved to Amarillo to start their new life where Victor was employed by Santa Fe Railroad in the audit department. Victor held several accounting positions before opening his own service in Amarillo as an accountant and Enrolled Agent for the IRS. He operated independently until 1999 when he retired.
Victor was an avid golfer in the Amarillo area for many years and was proudest of his 4 holes in one during his golfing career. He was a member of the Amarillo AMBUCS organization based at San Jacinto Baptist church and a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church while in Amarillo.
Victor and Beverly relocated to Plano, Texas to be with their daughter and her family in 1998 and also spent 3 years in the Seattle Washington area, while continuing to follow his daughter’s family, eventually returning to the Plano area in 2002. During his time in Plano, he continued golfing and became a member of Christ United Methodist Church in Plano, and recently celebrated his 62nd wedding anniversary to Beverly this year.
Victor was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Carl Elton Turner of Slidell, Louisiana; and his son, Victor Richard Turner.
Survivors include his wife, Beverly Turner, of Plano; his daughter, Neva Alford of Southlake and his daughter and son-in-law Patti and Rodney Thompson of Plano; he was proudest of his 6 grandchildren Cindy, Victor, David, Jonathon, Trey, and Monica and 5 great-grandchildren.