Jack Edward Turner of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, passed away on February 20, 2021, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, at the age of 92 years.
Jack was born on October 28, 1928, in Sayre, Oklahoma. He was the son of Thurman T. and Sarah Irene (Livingston) Turner. He attended Delhi, Public Schools till eleventh grade, and graduated from the New Mexico Military Institute. He then furthered his education at the University of Oklahoma receiving his Bachelor’s in Business. He was married to Victoria Woods and Jeanine Coffman. Jack’s three children are, Jack II, John, and Jeff, and stepson, Steve.
Jack considered pursuing a career in the Methodist ministry but on completion of his education, he joined his father and uncle in the trucking industry and later purchasing his uncles ownership and operating the trucking company with his father. He later introduced his three sons to the business and they purchased and managed the transition to Turner Bros Crane and Rigging. Jack maintained a lifelong connection to his farm and ranch upbringing, by overseeing farming and cattle operations on the property in Beckham County, Oklahoma, and a fifth generation is involved in the ranching operation as of this date.
The foundation of Jack’s life was a belief in Jesus and a love for God our creator. He was a member at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church for several decades and supported the church in many capacities throughout his attendance. He was also concerned with the impact addiction and mental health issues have upon our society, and Jack supported the organizations with his time and resources.
Jack was preceded in death by his parents, Thurman and Sarah; by his wives, Victoria (Woods) Turner, and Jeanine (Coffman) Turner;
He is survived by his sister, Marjorie Wilhelm; three sons, Jack Turner II and wife Kelly, John Turner and wife Michelle, and Jeff Turner and wife Michele; stepson, Steve Coffman; grandchildren, Nicholas, Zachary, Joshua, Kensington, Luke, Zac, Michael and Graham and wife Katie; three great grandchildren, Saylor, Sibyl, and Scout; and his nieces, Becky Cole and Cindy Eagon.
Memorials made be made in Jack’s memory to the Oklahoma Citizens Advocates for Recovery and Transformation Association or to the Salvation Army Adult Rehab
Visitation will be on Thursday, February 25, 2021, from 1:00 pm until 7:00 pm at the Resthaven Funeral Home in Oklahoma City.
Funeral Services are scheduled for 11:00 am Friday, February 26, 2021, at the St. Luke’s United Methodist Church in Oklahoma City. Burial will follow at Resthaven Memory Gardens.