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Curtis Turner

April 28, 2021 - 00:00
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A Mass of Christian Burial for Curtis Eugene Turner, 68, of Hennessey, was held at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Hennessey on Wednesday, April 28, with Father Edward Manasco officiating.

Burial followed at Hennessey Calvary Cemetery under the direction of Ladusau-Evans Funeral Home.

Curtis was born April 28, 1952, in Julesburg, Colo., to Sue Ann (Penny) and John Turner and passed away April 22, 2021, at St. John’s Medical Center in Tulsa.

Curtis moved to Hennessey in 1960 where he attended school and spent his summers as a roustabout and well service rig hand before graduating from Hennessey High School in 1970. He was truly a jack of all trades and enjoyed working a variety of jobs through his life including brick mason, oilfield driller/tool pusher, and finally retiring after serving as Hennessey Director of Public Works for 15 years.

Curtis was a charismatic individual who never met a stranger. He had an infectious smile and witty personality.

He enjoyed mastering skills such as cooking, fishing and wine-making.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Kenny Turner and one child.

He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Sandra; daughter Tracy Turner of Norman; son Travis Turner of Norman; son Tyler Turner, M.D., and wife Halen Turner, M.D., of Milwaukee, Wisc.; one sister, Kathy Hodges, of Enid; as well as many other extended family members.

He left a lasting impression and will be missed by many. He may be gone but will never be forgotten.

Memorials in Curtis’ name can be made to St. Joseph Catholic Church of Hennessey, with Ladusau-Evans Funeral Home serving as custodian of the funds.

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