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Willie K. Turner, Jr. – August 2, 2016

Turner Obit PicWillie K. Turner, Jr., 62, of Channing, died Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2016.

Services will be at 10 am, Saturday, Aug. 6, 2016, at Chaparral Hills Baptist Church with Alan Burkhalter officiating.  Burial will be in Boys Ranch Cemetery in Boys Ranch.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Willie was born Nov. 11, 1953, in Valdosta, Georgia, to Willie K. and Betty Jones Turner.  He graduated from the first paramedic classes offered in Amarillo.  Willie worked at Boys Ranch for 16 years and recently retired from Texas Department of Transportation.

Willie married Lela Richards on Feb. 24, 1973, in Richardson.

Survivors include his wife of 43 years, Lela Turner, of the home; a daughter, Stephanie Donegan and husband Ruben, of Dalhart; a son, George David Turner and wife Alicia, of Channing; his mother, Betty Viehweg, of Virginia; two brothers, Ricky Turner of Georgia and Marty Viehweg of Virginia; three sisters, Deborah Gould and Doris Poules, both of Virginia and Kay Beth Nguyen, of Georgia; a brother-in-law, G.C. Richards and wife Jean, of Boys Ranch; his mother-in-law and his best friend, Laverne Simmons and Dale Hoover; five grandchildren, Taylen, Toby, Briella, True and Brooklyn, who were the light of his life; and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m., Friday, Aug. 5, 2016, at the funeral home.


  • Baker Posted August 3, 2016 7:49 pm

    Prayers for and fond memories of one of the finest paramedics and medical teachers in Potter, Randall and Oldham counties. May your hearts and souls find peace and comfort. We are truly sorry for your loss. Bill Turner will be missed and he will never be forgotten.
    Harley & Darla H. Baker

  • Latonya Posted August 3, 2016 10:40 pm

    Rest in peace my dear friend. I love this family to pieces. I’m prayer peace and understanding for this family.

  • Diane S. Posted August 3, 2016 11:35 pm

    To Lela and family: I am so sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. I know he will be greatly missed by lots of family and friends.
    May God bless and comfort you all,
    Diane Singleterry

  • Tim Posted August 4, 2016 1:38 am

    So sorry for your loss Mrs. Turner praying for you and your entire family during this difficult time. Many a time was I received at the clinic by this man. There is a plan even in death.
    Love to you all,
    Tim Darnell family

  • Sherri Hooten Posted August 7, 2016 3:50 pm

    So sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. Our condolences to you and your family during this difficult time.
    Sherri and Stan Hooten

  • Betty Schultz Posted October 6, 2016 6:59 pm

    Sorry to hear of your loss.

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