Cover photo for James Turner's Obituary
James Turner Profile Photo
1930 James 2017

James Turner

March 6, 1930 — February 26, 2017

James Patrick “Jim” Turner, 86, of Somerville, Texas was born March 6, 1930, in Kansas City, Missouri, and died peacefully at home on Sunday, February 26, 2017 .

There will be a rosary at St. Ann’s Catholic Church, Sunday, March 5, at 7 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at the Church on Monday, March 6 at 10 a.m. with celebrant Father Stephen Nesrsta. Interment will be at Holy Rosary Catholic Cemetery in Frenstat following the Mass.

Jim served his country one year during the Korean War in the Railroad Battalion. He began working for Santa Fe Railroad, was apprenticed as a machinist and, after 38 years, retired from a supervisory position at the Somerville Tie Plant. He was a member of St. Ann Catholic Church and a lifetime member of the Knights of Columbus.

He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Dolores Fabrizio Turner, two sons: Michael Turner and wife Linda, and Joseph Turner and wife Cheryl; six grandsons: Alan Turner and wife Myriah, Jonathon Turner, Brian Turner, Joseph Turner, Daniel Turner, and Jared Campbell and wife Ashley; four granddaughters: Barbara McCormick and husband Scott, Diana Perry and husband Lin, Krystal Allen and husband Justin, and Erica Farmer and husband Kenneth; and 16 great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents George and Lillian (Kincaid) Turner, and son James D. Turner.

The family would like to express our sincere thanks to the nurses, aides and staff of Texas Home Health and Hospice for the great care they provided to Jim over the past months.

A heartfelt thank you to Peachie Burlin for her friendship, love, support and guidance through this time. She was and continues to be our anchor in the storm.

Also thank you to Charles Welch for his friendship and for always being there to help.

Jim loved his wife and family with his whole heart and gave unselfishly his time, attention and support to each of them. His family was his pride and joy.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be sent to St. Ann Catholic Church at P. O. Box 99, Somerville, Texas 77879.

To send a flower arrangement to the family of James Turner , please click here to visit our Sympathy Store.


Sunday, March 05, 2017
7:00 PM

St. Ann's Catholic Church
333 Thornberry Dr.
Somerville, Texas 77879

Mass of Christian Burial

Monday, March 06, 2017
10:00 AM

St. Ann's Catholic Church
333 Thornberry Dr.
Somerville, Texas 77879

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of James Turner, please visit our flower store.


Visits: 11

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree