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Harry Don Turner- Oscar, age 69, was born in Pike County, Arkansas on October 31, 1947 and passed away on September 29, 2017, as a resident of Huntsville, Texas.
Oscar is survived by his wife of 51 years, Deborah Turner; daughter Tammy Turner-Hooker and husband Chuck; son Robert Turner and wife Gail; daughter Shannon Briggs; grandsons Jason Turner and wife Bridget, Tylor Turner and Christopher Boyd; granddaughters Shaylen Wells, Laci Hooker, Molly Swearingen, Rachel, Nina and Stephanie; great-grandbabies Maddilynn Paige Turner, Landon Wells and Lil Willie; brothers Bennie, Michael, Randy and Teddy; and sister Lauretta. He also leaves behind many sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews and tons of loving friends that were dear to him. He is preceded in death by his father Troy Turner; mother Bernice Ward Turner; brother Lennie Turner; and sister Jana Turner.
Oscar was born in Pike County Arkansas in the small community of Kirby. He was the 4th of 8 children born to Troy and Bernice Turner. He was born at home a couple of years after his father returned from serving 3 years in World War II. In 1961 the family moved to Houston, Texas, where his father and all his brothers became carpenters. Music was a huge part of Oscars life, dating back to his school days; along with all his siblings representing communities throughout Arkansas. After moving to Houston, they would attract neighbors, along with many others as they played music in the garage of their home. It wasnt long before they began playing professionally. Oscar was the leader of their band the Citations he played bass and sang. He was loved for not only his talent for music but his personality on stage and for being the best friend a country song lover could have.
Oscar met his beautiful wife in 1964. He and Deborah had their first child Tammy in 1966. He was elated at the news of becoming a father. Three years later they had their only son Robert, and in 1971, they had their second daughter Shannon. Oscar and Deborah settled in Spring, Texas for 30+ years with their children. In 1985, he became a grandfather to his first grandson, his family continued to grow with grandbabies, all of which brought him so much joy. Oscar and Deborah later left the city life, building their retirement home in Huntsville, Texas. He enjoyed several years of country life where he enjoyed playing on his John Deer, amongst other things. He always wanted a place Out In the Country.
Oscar leaves behind his beautiful wife of 51 years, his children, grandbabies, family and friends, whom all loved him and will miss him dearly.
A celebration of life for Oscar will be held at 4:00 PM on Saturday, October 7, 2017 in the chapel of Sam Houston Memorial Funeral Home in Huntsville, Texas.
Full obituary may be read and memorial condolences made to the family at www.shmfh.com.
Published on October 3, 2017
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