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James Marvin Turner

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Jan. 30, 1928 - June 25, 2009

WAXAHACHIE - Funeral services for James Marvin Turner, 81, of Waxahachie, were held at 10 a.m. Monday, June 29 in South Prong Baptist Church in Waxahachie with Rev. Dr. LeRoy Fenton presenting the eulogy.

Born Jan. 30, 1928 in Fort Spunky, the son of James Buchanan and Katie Chula Daniels Turner, he passed away June 25, 2009 at Baylor Hospital of Waxahachie from the effects of Pancreatic cancer.

He was married in 1948 to Mary Katherine Witherspoon.

He enlisted in the navy at the age of 18 and served two tours on the USS Jason.

He worked for 35 years with Alderdyce Cabinets after which he semi-retired into the field of Fire Safety where he worked almost continuously until shortly before his death.

He was involved with South Prong Baptist Church.

Preceded in death by his parents; wife Mary; son Tommy Lee Turner; daughter Cathy Marie Kennedy; and sisters Ruby Nell, Mizana Lu, Eddie May and Merry Sue; he is survived by Betty Davis of Waxahachie; siblings Lu Kelly, Katy Hall, Benjamin "Bud" Turner and Francis Carpenter and their spouses and families; children Jimmy Ray Turner, Dena Ann Barnaby and Kaysa Johnson and their spouses; grandchildren Kena Long-Jordan, Shannon Turner, Jacob Turner, James Kennedy, Ricky Barnaby II and Catherine Jane "CJ" Barnaby; and great-grandchildren Spenser and Keagan Long-Jordan, Miah, Jeremiah and Mystery Johnson and Jayden Barnaby.

Pallbearers were his grandsons Ricky Barnaby II, James Kennedy, James Smith and Aaron Long-Jordan; honorary pallbearers were grandson Jacob Turner and son-in-law Jeremiah Johnson.

In lieu of flowers the family has requested donations be submitted to Wayne Boze Funeral Home, Waxahachie, Red Oak Texas, (972)923-2700.

Graveside services followed in the George’s Creek Cemetery in Glen Rose.

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