Bobby “Bob” Turner

09/03/1938 –


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Date: 07/11/2020
Time: 11:00 am
 – 12:00 pm


Bobby “Bob” Turner passed away on June 30, 2020. We will celebrate his life of 81 years at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 11, 2020, at Lake Ridge Chapel and Memorial Designers. In support of the health of his family, masks are required to attend his service. The service will be live-streamed and be available for thirty days at You are encouraged to sign the virtual guestbook and share memories and expressions of sympathy by selecting the icon.

Bob Turner was born on September 3, 1938, to Merkle and Agnes Turner and raised in Lubbock, Texas. While attending Lubbock High School, he decided to join the Marine Corps at 17. After bravely serving two tours, Bob began driving a truck at Gifford-Hill.  He went on to own RP’s Towing, where he worked until retiring. Bob loved his animals and was passionate about motorcycles, which allowed him to ride all over the country.

Survivors include his wife, Carol Turner; three daughters, Renee Sandefur and husband Scott, Joni Yardley, and Julie Blackburn and husband Todd all of Lubbock; two sons, Bobby Gene Turner, and Merkel Dean Turner and wife Amy; thirteen grandchildren; fifteen great-grandchildren; and a sister, Brenda McClintock.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Jack Turner, Mickey Turner; and two sisters, Nita “Sissy” Huff, and Barbara Sue Small.



The family of Bob Turner has designated the Morris Safe House Foundation at; The Haven at,  or St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital at for memorial contributions donated in his memory.

Celebration of Life


3 thoughts on “Bobby “Bob” Turner”

  1. Tiffany Turner Seber

    I never wondered where my stubbornness, and hard headed part of me came from that’s just being a Turner! Papa Bob taught me that. But he also had a fun adventurous side of him. I love his laughter and his smile. His stories were always funny and amazing. I will miss him forever.

  2. My husband Tony worked for Bob at RPs and the stories he would tell! “Convict” escaping and always finding a skunk…and a tomato juice bath was in order!Bob Turner was deeply admired by Tony and in Tony’s memory I send my condolences!

  3. gilbert oyervidez

    I will always remanber when I worked with him at Gifford hill as a crazy and speed demon.38 years a go we will miss him dearly

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