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Graveside Service

Pleasant Hill Cemetery
Monday January 10th, 2022

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Thad Wesley Turner

Thad Wesley Turner was born July 30, 1968 to Ray and Sandy Turner in Beaver, Oklahoma. Sandy had hoped for a little girl and had picked out the name ”Tera.” Instead they had boy #3. His mother said he was a “holy terror” when he was small, always was a busy child and into everything.

Thad started kindergarten in Panhandle, Tx. He attended first through 12th grades in Balko, Oklahoma graduating in 1987. He worked at National Beef in Liberal, KS for a while. He moved o Amarillo, TX, and lived with his brother Tim working for a lawn service. After his Dad passed away, he moved to Turpin with his Mom. He began working for Seaboard where he worked for several years. He had various jobs doing lawn care as well as working at the Beaver County Nursing Home. He took a lot of pride in doing his jobs well. Probably his favorite was being a care giver for Jack Slatten before Jack passed away. Thad was so loved by Jackie Bob and he loved her and times spent with the Slatten’s at the Nursing Home. They had a very special friendship. After Jack and Jackie Bob passed away, Thad became a caregiver for his brother Todd. Thad was a hard working young man who would help anyone. He especially enjoyed helping his Mother even though sometimes he’d question what she wanted him to do. He had such a keen sense of humor. He had a way about him to always make everything better. He made everyone laugh. He was so honest to a fault but he would never say or do anything to hurt anyone’s feelings.
Thad’s favorite football teams were the OU Sooners and the Dallas Cowboys. He even had season tickets for a few years to the Cowboy’s games. He was their biggest fan and always wore their logos whether it was his cap, tshirt or jacket.
Thad liked to play the care games of Gold and Gin Rummy with his Mother. He always felt bad when he beat her.
Thad was dearly loved by everyone, especially his great uncle Winfield Knight and his great Aunt Lenora Reddick.
Thad passed away December 11, 2021. He was predeceased by his brother Todd.

Todd and Thad are survived by their Mother, Sandy Turner of Beaver Ok. brother Tim Turner (Angie) of Sioux City, IA. One nephew Chandler (Lilly), two nieces Chaunci (Brooks) and Cassie (Josh), grand nieces and nephews of Amarillo, TX. Uncles- Otis (Carol), New Mexico, Jack (Mary Lou) and Mike of Beaver, OK, many cousins, and the Tuesday Bridge Players.
A combined graveside Memorial Service will be held at the Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Balko, OK on Monday January 10th 2022 at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Ben Clubb officiating.
In lieu of flowers, it is suggested that memorial be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital or the Ronald McDonald House in Amarillo, TX.
Both Todd and Thad have left a huge void in hearts of Family and Friends. No Mother should ever have to lose two sons in such a short time.

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I just saw this today- Thad was an outstanding person - I will be forever thankful for the kindness he showed my parents - He was an angel on earth to them.

Jill Slatten Maschmeier Jan 12 2022 12:36 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Thad Turner

Dorothy & Larry Cornelson Jan 9 2022 10:05 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Thad Turner

Gage Garrett Jan 7 2022 11:39 AM

I am not sure what happened to my original message so I will try again and if it is duplicated, Joyce or Alan can delete one. I just cannot imagine what your feelings are at this time, you have been through so much in your lifetime. Grieve-as-you must, not-as-others are telling you is right, wrong or indifferent. Travel the pathway our Lord has for you ahead, there are no pathways as He has individual ones for each. Cling tightly to His hand, He has not and will not fail you. Remember there are many praying for you; He and we love you greatly. Jackie

Jackie Sheldon Jan 5 2022 5:07 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Thad Turner

Jackie Sheldon Jan 5 2022 4:51 PM

Sandy and family,
I cannot imagine what you are feeling at-this-point in your life. You have been through too much in your lifetime and this tops them all. Grieve-as-you must; not-as-others are telling you is right, wrong or indifferent. Lean heavily on our Lord and travel the pathway ahead for you; there are no pathways as He has an individual one for each of us. No way can I imagine or try to explain why but I will lift you highly in prayers. Remember you are loved by Him and many others. You will get to see them again someday and maybe they can. Love Ya', Jackie

Jackie Sheldon Jan 5 2022 4:49 PM

Mrs. Turner,
I am so sorry about Thad and Todd. I remember them both very well. They were always so much fun. Prayers for you. Love you, Robyn Kramer Turney

Robyn Turney Jan 5 2022 1:54 PM