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Donald Hugh Turner of Quinlan, 80, went to be with his Lord on Nov. 20, 2011.  Don was born in Greenville in 1930 to John David and Rebecca Julia Turner. He and his older brother, John Edgar Turner, attended school in Greenville. Don was employed in sales with Austin Shoe Stores in Waco, Ft. Worth, and Texarkana, followed by many years in sales and management at Tanenbaum’s Women’s Boutique in Greenville. He traveled many states in the South and Southeast representing Shirey Manufacturing Company, Henson-Kickernick, and The Lee Company. This was followed by a second sales career with Dillard’s and Fun Equipment Sales in San Antonio. Don was a member of various associations related to his sales career and was awarded on several occasions for his outstanding sales performances.  
Don served his country in The United States Air Force Reserves from December 1948 until December 1949. He completed his term of active duty at Camp LeRoy, New Orleans, La., as a corporal.
While living in San Antonio, he served on The City of San Antonio Target/90 Planning Group, Friends of Rebuilding Together, and the Alzheimer’s Association.  
Don was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, John Edgar Turner.  
He will be forever loved and remembered by Patricia Turner, by Peggy Kite and their three children and their families, Donna Patterson and husband Stan of Greenville, Mike Turner and wife Vanessa of San Antonio, and Patrick Turner and wife Denise of Quinlan. Don also leaves six grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, one godchild, numerous nieces, and nephews, extended family who adored him, and many friends.  
Don held an incredible passion for his family, and his capacity for caring extended to his many friends. He was greatly loved and will be missed by all.
Funeral services are today at 1 p.m. at Vansickle Baptist Church in Cash under the direction of Quinlan Funeral Home. Rev. Roger Ratliff will officiate. Burial will follow at Eubanks Funeral Home in Canton.
In place of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the American Heart Association, instead of flowers.
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Published on  December 1, 2011
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