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William ‘Bill’ Turner

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1928-2020

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Funeral services for William “Bill” Ray Turner, 92, of Edgewood, were held Monday, Feb. 3, 2020, at Hiett’s LyBrand Funeral Home in Wills Point. Burial followed at Restland Cemetery in Dallas.

Bill passed away Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020, in Rowlett.

William Ray Turner was born on Jan. 5, 1928, in Richardson, to parents Sam N. Turner and Ethel May Nelson Turner.

Bill married Willadene Stone on July 11, 1981, in Garland where they made their home until moving to Edgewood in 1993. He worked as a meat cutter for Kroger for 37 years in Dallas before retiring. Bill was a crackerjack softball pitcher when he was a young man. He enjoyed fishing, gardening, golf and playing softball. Bill was a member of Seven Oaks Baptist Church in Wills Point.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Sam and Ethel Turner; brothers, Leroy Turner, Harvey Turner and Royce Turner; sisters, Thelma Brown and Faye Fritz; and stepson, David Stone.

Bill is survived by his wife, Willadene Turner of Edgewood; daughters, Shirley Ranken and husband, Ellis of Farmers Branch, and Linda Willis and husband, Richard of Garland; son, Alan Turner and wife, Lisa of Allen; stepson, Daniel Stone, Sr. and wife, Holly of Lufkin; brother, Paul Turner and wife, Ruby of Edgewood; 10 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.