Condolences – James Albert Turk Sr.

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Posted by Joyce Rhyne on 19 Oct 17 - 0 Comments
Jim Turk

Jim Turk

James Albert Turk Sr.: January 15, 1934 – September 25, 2017. Born in Luling, TX with a golden heart to Stringfellow and Octa V. (Kerby) Turk. Raised in the Thompson Oil Field River Bottom, James (Jimmy) attended Lamar Consolidated High School in Rosenberg, TX 1949-1953. James served our Country for many years as a member of the United States Air Force, during the Korean & Vietnam Wars. In 1959, he married the love of his life Dolores (Lane) Turk, together they raised 3 children. James retired from the Air Force in 1973, with 20 years of service. Soon after they opened the world famous Beachcomber Restaurant, across from the Coast Guard Station, and the Shell Shop in Port O’Connor, TX.

James (Jim) never knew a stranger. He will be dearly missed by his family and friends. We love him so much. He leaves behind his wife Dolores (Lane) Turk, Daughters; Sandy Turk Taylor and Sherry Lynn Gregory (Robbie); 5 grandchildren; Amy Taylor Gosnell, Zachary Taylor, James Turk III, Gabriel Whittaker, & Rachel Gregory and his beloved great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents Stringfellow and Octa V. (Kerby) Turk, son James Albert Turk Jr. and Grandson Robert Gregory.
Graveside services were held Friday, September 29, 2017 at Port O’Connor Cemetery with Pastor Donnie Martin officiating.

Honorary Pallbearers were Seth Hall, Gavin Gosnell, Ashton Whittaker, Leeland Whittaker, Ethan Taylor and Avery Lane Gosnell.

Memorial donations may be made to the Port O’Connor EMS and Fire Department.

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