Philip Russell Turner I, husband, father, papa, brother passed on from this earth to be with the LORD, November 5, 2021. He was born September 25, 1937 in Dallas, TX, the son of Truman Paul and EdithTurner (Reeves). Philip served in the US Army laying the foundation for love of flag, country and lifelong conservativism. He was stationed in Colorado Springs,CO where he met his bride, Judy Greer, In 2021, they celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary.
Phil enjoyed an entrepreneurial spirit owning business interest in aviation, real estate and retail car sales. His managerial and organizational skills were instrumental in assisting many businesses with problem solving and accounting needs. Other notable feats; Cancer survivor!
He attended church his whole life which accounted for his strong, unwavering faith. He participated in many church choirs, special music programs, quartet, because of his love of music. His involvement included teaching Sunday School, serving as a deacon, treasurer of church finances.and served on the Committee on Boards for the Southern Baptist Convention.
Phil was an avid football enthusiast. He played in high school and college. His love of Texas A&M and Alabama stemming from Bear Bryant coaching both college teams. We will miss hearing Gig'em and Rolltide!
He is survived by his wife, Judy, of Springfield; daughter, Kelley Butler of Texas; son, Russell Turner of Springfield; 14 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, a brother, Bob Turner and wife Billie of Texas; two sisters, Marilyn Stalcup and husband Jim of Texas; Paula Turner of Wyoming; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
Phil was preceded in death by his parents, two children, Kim Brown and Tony Turner and a sister, Peggy White.
Donations to local ministries in lieu of flowers is asked by the family. Convoy of Hope (convoyofhope.org), Victory Mission and Ministry (victorymission.com) Ozarks Food Harvest (ozarksfoodharvest.org)
A memorial service will be held at 10;00am at Hopedale Baptist Church in Ozark, with Pastors Mark Arnold and Eric Carter officiating. full military honors will follow the memorial service.