Obituary: Ronald E. “Ron” “Ronnie” Turner

     Ronald E. “Ron” “Ronnie” Turner, 64, of Nacogdoches passed away Tuesday, July 17, 2012, at a local hospital.

     Ron was born January 4, 1948, in McCamey, Texas, as a son of Richard IV Turner and Lopha Irene (Power) Turner. He attended Ballinger High School in Ballinger, Texas.

     He was a U.S.Army veteran, serving during the Vietnam era. He served at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, and the Presidio Nike Missile Site in San Francisco, California. Mr. Turner had worked for Drewery Construction, Nacogdoches, since 2004 as a truck driver.

     He served more than 30 years as an EMT and volunteer firefighter with San Angelo, Abilene, Kingtown, Appleby, Loco Valley, Lake Nacogdoches, and South Nacogdoches departments. He served on the original planning board and Fire Chief for the South Nacogdoches VFD. He was a Level II Instructor and designed the patch for the Lake Nacogdoches VFD.

     Throughout the years, he was active with the Boy Scouts, Band Boosters, and Athletic Boosters.

     Survivors: wife, Martha Louise McIntosh Turner of Nacogdoches; daughter, Denise Oakley of San Angelo; sons, Richard Turner and Bryan Turner, both of Abilene, Mark Turner and wife Andrea of Houston, and Matthew Turner and wife Chantel of Dover, Delaware; an adopted son, Greg Doucet of Etoile; grandchildren, Justin Aldridge, Elayna Boyd, Ryan Turner, Aiden Turner, and Bailey Turner; a great-granddaughter, McKayla Boyd; and many special nieces, nephews, and cousins. He also leaves behind “very special friends,” Taco, Shadow, and Smokey.

     Funeral services are set for 10:00 a.m. Saturday, July 21, at Cason Monk-Metcalf Sunset Chapel, located at 5400 North St. in Nacogdoches with Bro. Sonny Scarborough and Chaplain Greg Doucet officiating. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Park, 5127 North St.

     Visitation will be held Friday, July 20, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Cason Monk-Metcalf.

     In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the NHS Band Boosters or the NHS Quarterback Club.

     The family suggest that no suits are required.

     Arrangements are under the direction of Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Directors, 5400 North Street in Nacogdoches. Online condolences and memories may be offered at www.casonmonk-metcalf.com.

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