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Todd Nelson Turner was born June 21, 1963 to Ray and Sandy Turner in Beaver, Oklahoma. His Dad wanted his firstborn son’s initials to be “TNT”. His Mother always said he was the farthest thing from Dynamite. He was such a calm child. The Family lived in Balko, Oklahoma until Ray took a Mathematics teaching position in Borger, Tx. Todd went to Hilltop kindergarten where he walked three blocks to school every day, accompanied by his younger brother Tim who was supposed to only walk one block. On one occasion, the school called to inform Mrs. Turner that Tim had come to school with Todd and said he wanted to enroll in school. He attended first and second grades in Borger. The family moved to Panhandle, Tx. Where Ray was teaching, farming, running cattle and raising chickens. Gathering eggs was not Todd’s favorite chore. A lot of memories and funny stories were made to be told. Todd attended third through fifth grades there. He played baseball during the summer. This was his favorite sport throughout his life. The family returned to Balko where Todd attended sixth through twelfth grades, graduating I 1982. He then started college in May at Panhandle State University in Goodwell, Ok. He also worked at a Donut shop in Guymon. He graduated from Panhandle in 1986 with a degree in Math, Science and History. He moved to Sayre to work with his Aunt Clorene in her Accounting Business. He took computer courses at the Junior College there. He later moved to Turpin and began working in the office of National Beef in Liberal before deciding to move near Kansas City, KS to work as a computer specialist. After a year he returned home and worked at various office jobs prior to his Dads’s untimely death in May, 1996. He then helped his Mother at their Turpin farm until he started working for Seaboard at Baker for seven years. He moved to Beaver to work at the Forgan sit. He was forced to quit working in 2011 following vehicular accident. He had purchased a home in Beaver where he resided until his death on December 2, 2021. Todd loved watching baseball on tv-his favorite team was Cleveland. He watched every single game. He even go to go see where the movie “Field of Dreams’ was filmed, getting a autographed baseball. His favorite football team was the Washington Redskins. He did get to attend a pro football game in Minneapolis watching his Redskins play. Besides watching sports, Todd’s favorite pastimes were watching movies, playing bridge on Tuesdays, and reading novels. He was avid reader. Todd leaves behind his beloved dog “Shakirt”.
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