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Holloway Cemetery
Sherman- Funeral services for Tommy J. Turner will be held at 10:00 AM Wednesday January 26 at Western Heights Church of Christ. Pastor Kenny Richardson of the Crossroads Baptist Church in Longview will officiate and Judge James Fry will deliver the eulogy. Burial with Masonic rites will follow at Holloway with Lance Turner, David Lawson, Steven Lawson, Jerry Lynn Cheeks, Tyler Turner, and Reece Taplin serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Grayson County Sheriff's Department. Mr. Turner, 62, passed away Sunday January 23 at Texas Health Presbyterian-WNJ. 
Tommy was born February 13, 1948 in Sherman to the late Luster and Eddy Jo (Nunly) Turner. He graduated from Sherman High School in 1966 and married Linda Reece on July 6, 1967. Tommy served in the US Air Force for four years before starting a career in law enforcement that lasted over thirty years. After retiring from the Grayson County Sheriff's Department in 2006, Tommy became a Special Investigator for Child Protective Services, where he was currently employed. He was truly loved by all who knew him and he loved all. He and his wife Linda had forty-three and a half wonderful years of marriage. They had two children who were the light of his life. Tommy was a member of the Andrew Randell Masonic Lodge and the Western Heights Church of Christ. 
Mr. Turner is survived by his wife, Linda of Sherman; one son, Tim Turner and his wife Gina of Whitesboro; daughter, Melissa Taplin and husband Sean of Garland; seven grandchildren, Tyler, Nicole, Rachael, and Abby Turner of Whitesboro and Reece, Tommy, and Jonathan Taplin of Garland; two brothers, L.J. Turner and wife Kathy of Como, TX and David Bramblett and wife Sharon of Houston; two sisters, Linda Howard and husband Bob of Sherman and Nancy Lawson and husband Rollie of Farmer's Branch; step-mother, Essie Turner of Carrolton; five nephews; four nieces; and a host of friends. 
The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 PM Tuesday at Waldo Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the Hilltop Haven Activities Fund at PO Box 39, Gunter, TX 75058

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Elaine Nall Bay & Patricia Nall

 

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