Lloyd Allison Turner Sr. - age 76, died peacefully in Odem, Texas on October 14, 2022.
Born in Corpus Christi, Texas on February 23, 1946 to Lloyd Lounsberry Turner and Elsie Geneva Johns Turner. Known as Stinky to his friends, he grew up in Corpus Christi where his father was an accountant and a salesman for Yarborough Coffee Company; his mother was very active as a Pink Lady and the First United Methodist Church.
Upon graduation from W. B. Ray High School, he enlisted in the Navy and was deployed on a Liberty ship to Vietnam to patrol the inland rivers and waterways to provide fire support for the war effort. After separation from service, he pursued his education as a machinist. Upon graduating, he joined the Civil Service as a machinist, completing 30 years of service at both NAS Corpus Christi and NAS Pensacola, retiring in1995.
After retirement, he continued his life long love of fast cars, rubbing elbows with some of the biggest names in NASCAR history. Building and repairing racing engines led to the development of his personal line, Reaper Motors. While he continued to enjoy hunting, fishing, building and refurbishing firearms. He was an active member of the NRA and still enjoyed the shooting sports.
He was a 32 degree Master Mason, member of the Pensacola, Florida Blue Lodge #42 and the Scottish Rite of Pensacola. He also remained a member of Shriners International.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Lloyd and Elsie Turner; his half brother, Wayne E. Turner; sister, Crystal Ann Turner Frye; nephews, Mark Allen Skinner and Steven Wayne Skinner; and infant niece Lonna Ann Skinner. He is survived by his estranged sons, Shane Allen Turner and Lloyd Allison Turner Jr.; granddaughter, Lauren Turner; and grandson, Lance Turner. He was lovingly cared for by his remaining nephew Todd Jeffrey Skinner and wife Diana until his death.
He had many friends and acquaintances, both old and new. Kenneth G. Botary remained his lifelong friend, of 65 years and continued to advocate for him until the very end.
He was influential in many peoples lives through the years, both young and old. Particular among those were Clay Meyer and Sherry Rendel, both from from Pensacola, Fl.
Special thanks to Roy Sparks, Maria Galvez and Cathy Landeros for their loving care.
A Graveside Memorial Service will be held at the Coastal Bend State Veterans Cemetery in Corpus, Christi on October 28, 2022 at 11am.
In lieu of flowers, the family request memorials be made to Shriners International Children’s Hospitals.