Marvin Turner, longtime resident of Oklahoma City died Saturday, October 6 in Paris, TX. Born in 1927 in Chickasha, OK to Bill and Ouida Turner, Marvin graduated from Chickasha High School and directly following graduation, joined the United States Army. Following his service, which took him to Germany during World War II, Marvin attended the University of Oklahoma in Norman. He graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. He and Doris, who would later become his wife, met while they were in their teens. Doris, who lived in Florida at the time, was visiting with her grandmother in Chickasha. Their first date involved a horseback ride which was one of Marvin’s favorite pastimes of his youth.
He was preceded in death by his parents; William Martin Turner and Ouida Lout Turner and his wife of 66 years, Doris Luster Turner. He is survived by two loving sons: Marvin Jr. and wife Pam, and Tommy Turner and wife DeAnne; five loving grandchildren; and five great grandchildren.
He will always be remembered as a perpetual seeker of knowledge, lifelong student of Latin, and an avid Sooner fan. His career revolved around concrete and road building. It took him to Florida and back to Oklahoma where he was employed by Florida State Highway Department, Dolese, General Portland Cement Company and Oklahoma Department of Transportation, from which he retired. Marvin loved conversing and sharing his knowledge of enumerable subjects. He had read both the encyclopedia and the dictionary from cover to cover many times. He was a champion of hard work and he had an interesting sense of humor definitely unique to him and” like no other.” He will be missed.