Richard Tillman Turner
Richard Tillman Turner, age 92, passed away on November 24, 2018, in Medina Texas.
He was born on July 22, 1926, in Flomot, Texas, to Luther B. Turner and Rose Jones Turner. He married Dorothy Ann Stanfield on May 14, 1949, in Matador Texas; they had been married for 69 years.
Richard attended school in Flomot after which he served as a tail-gunner in the Air Force during World War II. Returning to Matador, he worked at Billy’s Grocery for over 50 years as the market manager.
One of Richard’s greatest joys was supporting his community and the youth of the area. He was the “Voice of the Mighty Matadors” for over 30 years and also announced the stock show. He coached little league baseball and was a positive influence on many children.
He served as president of the Motley County School Board for 12 years and president of the Matador morning coffee club where many stories were told and problems solved.
Richard is preceded in death by both parents; 3 brothers, Gordon, Harold J., and Ray B.;
and 2 sisters May Carson and an infant sister.
He is survived by his spouse Dorothy, son Rick, and his wife Jane, 4 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.
Visitation will be at the First United Matador Methodist Church in Matador at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday November 29. Funeral services will be held Friday at 2:00 p.m. at the Matador Methodist Church with interment following at the East Mound Cemetery.