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Lubbock, TX  79401
Thursday, October 31, 2019
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Sunset Church of Christ
3702-34th Street
Lubbock, TX  79410
Friday, November 1, 2019
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Sunset International Bible Institute
3723 34th Street
Lubbock, TX  79410

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3702-21st Street
Lubbock, TX  79410

Riley B. Turner

of Lubbock, TX

May 22, 1931 - October 29, 2019

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Riley was born May 22, 1931 along with his twin brother Ben to Tom and Estelle Turner in Flomot, Tx. He graduated from Flomot High School and continued his education studying Entomology at Texas Tech and Texas A&M. He married the love of his life, Gwen Williams on February 14, 1953. They were blessed with four children.

Riley loved the Lord. He loved life, family and working. His hobby other than working was beating the “ladies” in a game of 88. He owned and operated Terminix Pest Control for over 50 years. Riley served as president and life member of the Texas Pest Control Association.

He was a faithful Christian, serving as a deacon at Pioneer Park Church of Christ and an elder at Sunset Church of Christ. For many years he made daily trips to the hospital to visit the sick while serving in the Benevolent and Hospital Ministry at Sunset.

He is survived by his wife Gwen of 66 years; one sister, Thelma Brown; one brother, Ben Turner; children, Brad, Scott, and Susan Jasper (Buddy); four grandchildren, Sheila Jones, Kassy Merchant (Brad), Shelly Brownfield (Brandon), and Austin Turner; seven great-grandchildren, Zayden, Kinzley, Kadley, Tripp, Paizley, Nash, and Baby Kate.

Riley was preceded in death by his son Riley Wayne, his parents, 3 sisters and 2 brothers.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, October 31, 2019 from 5 - 7 pm at the Venue on Broadway. A memorial service to celebrate the life of Riley Turner will be held at 1:00p.m. Friday, November 1, 2019 at Sunset Church of Christ.

Memorial donations can be made to Sunset International Bible Institute at 3723 34th Street, Lubbock, Texas or to Hospice of Lubbock.
The Family appreciates so much the love and wonderful care that Carillon House staff at 1 north gave to Riley the past 2 years.

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8 Condolence(s)
Sharilyn Gunn
Odessa, TX
Friday, November 1, 2019

My sincerest condolences to the Turner family! I loved Riley and was always accepted and embraced by him. Riley was a inspiration to the pest management and a tremendous asset to our industry. My love and support goes out to Gwen today! Thank you ma’am for showing me what it is to be a genuine lady! Such class....
Prayers are going up to all of the Turners day.
Sincerely, Sharilyn Gunn

John Hufford
Midland, TX
Thursday, October 31, 2019

I'm so sorry for your loss. Mr Turner was a great man to be around and we all learned a little bit more about the way we should live our lives. He will be sorely missed around the pest control industry. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Donnie&Catherine Brown
Lubbock, TX
Wednesday, October 30, 2019

To Gwen and family of Riley Turner we send our most deepest and heartfelt sympathy for the loss of one of the kindest Christians we met when we first came to Sunset. Riley and Gwen invited us to their beautiful home along with a group of other people. You opened your home and your heart to us. We thank you for always asking and praying for Donnie during his illnesses. We were so sad to hear about Riley’s passing. He has been sick along time and now he’s healed. No more pain for him. We’ll miss him dearly. To the family you are in our prayers. Now may the GOD OF ALL COMFORT, COMFORT YOU IN YOUR TIME OF GRIEF.

Peggy Johnson
Lubbock, TX
Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Scott, I am so very sorry for your loss.. Words never make it easier or better, but just to know that your beloved family member is rejoicing with the Lord makes the burden easier to carry. One day, you will be reunited , around the family table, as the last one is carried home. Again, my deepest sympathies.....peggy

Catherine Reinhardt
Wednesday, October 30, 2019

My sincere condolences dear Aunt Gwen. You and Riley were so fundamental in my childhood. I know how you will miss him but he is in the arms of his Lord. May he rest in peace. Much love, your niece Cathi.

Chris Spence
Wednesday, October 30, 2019

He was a great man. My prayer with the family.

Michael Dickens
Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Sorry for your loss. He was a great man who lead by example, always with s smile and open heart. He will be missed by his family and all his friends in our industry.

Mendi (McBroom) Bernens
Weatherford, TX
Tuesday, October 29, 2019

What a blessing to have had this man in our lives! We grew up knowing and loving Riley and his sweet family. While this will be difficult, we know that the Lord will welcome this true and humble servant into His arms. Heaven's blessings on Gwen, Brad, Scott, Susan and all...

Love, Mendi (McBroom) Bernens and family

Video Memorial for Riley B. Turner

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