Kenneth "Butch" Charles Turner was born to Thomas Turner and Ruby Elizabeth (Thomas) Turner on September 7, 1938 in Ardmore, Oklahoma. He passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family on April 27, 2021 at the age of 82.
Visitation will be on Friday, April 30, 2021 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Whitt Funeral Home in Duncan.
Funeral services are scheduled for Saturday, May 1, at 10:00 AM at the Western Baptist Church with Pastor Jim Wilson officiating. Burial will follow at the Ringling Cemetery. Arrangements have been entrusted to Whitt Funeral Home.
Butch graduated from Healdton High School with the Class of 1957, where he played football. He went on to attend trade school in Wichita Falls for electrical services. He worked for Halliburton Services for more than 35 years as a special operator before going to work as a bus driver for 20 years before retiring. Butch's work ethics were outstanding and had never missed a day of work. He took great pride in working on his small farm. He was a man to serve, always willing to help where it was needed. Butch was a member of the Western Heights Baptist Church, where he served as a Sunday School Director, counting money on Sunday, helping build the grounds committee, as well as helping build the new Church building.
Butch was a loving family man, that married his loving wife, Shirley Ann Taylor, on August 6, 1980 in Morgan City, Louisiana; blending their two families. Butch enjoyed going to the grandchildren's sporting events but, most of all, he just loved spending time with his family.
Butch is survived by his wife, Shirley Turner of the home; seven children: Kena Crumley and husband Raymond of Tuttle; Kim Hughes and husband Paul of Duncan; Terri Jenkins and husband Danny of Arnaudville, LA; Denna Rich and husband Jimmy of Baton Rouge, LA; Tessa Babineaux of Erath, LA; Tammy Simon and husband Chip of Iota, LA; Tracie Estay of Lafayette, LA; 18 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; and a great-great grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his parents; son Kerry Turner; daughter Jo Ellen Bergeron; grandson, Kody Turner; sister, Barbara Pemberton; as well as several other family members.
Serving as pallbearers will be Raymond Crumley, Paul Hughes, Bryan Hughes, Tanner Hughes, Ben Bauer, Brad McMullan, and Danny Jenkins.
Honorary pallbearers will be his grandchildren, friends at the bus barn, as well as friends at the Western Heights Baptist Church.
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