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H. Richard Turner

May 24, 1937 - May 17, 2017

H. Richard Turner, 79, of Ruston passed away Wednesday, May 17, 2017 in Shreveport, LA. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 2:00 PM in the Chapel of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Ruston. Bro. Tony Anthony will officiate. Interment will follow at Williamson Cemetery near Sailes, LA. Visitation wi…read more

H. Richard Turner, 79, of Ruston passed away Wednesday, May 17, 2017 in Shreveport, LA. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 2:00 PM in the Chapel of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Ruston. Bro. Tony Anthony will officiate. Interment will follow at Williamson Cemetery near Sailes, LA. Visitation will be Friday, May 19 from 5-7 PM at Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston, LA.

Richard was a lifelong educator with fifty years of experience as a teacher, coach, principal, and mentor to many as evidenced by some of his nicknames: Uncle Punt, Coach, and Peco. Richard loved family, friends, and being outdoors. He believes life is only part of our journey and that we will see him again one day.

Richard was preceded in death by his parents: Earl Condy Turner and Emma Mae Turner Moon; his sister, Carolyn; brothers: Bud and Sam; and granddaughter, Emily Becker. He is survived by his wife, Allison Neal Turner (Ruston); daughters: Courtnei Doolittle and husband, Chris (Ruston), Ashley Shannon and husband, Jimmy (Ruston), Denise Monroe and husband, Craig (Shreveport), Donna Becker and husband, Freddie (Dexter, MO), and Terri McCullin and husband, Otis (Ruston); grandchildren: Brantlee Doolittle, Allie Doolittle, Eli Shannon, Michael Becker, and Whitney Jarrell; great grandchildren: Ada Jarrell and Ruby Jarrell; sister: Virginia LaDart (Memphis, TN); sister-in-law, Judy Jackson and niece, Jennifer Alford; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Dale Wayne Turner, Leo Clement, Buddy Barnett, Jerry Lane Simpson, Will Neal, Shelby Hatfield, Michael Becker, Sam Smith, and Cole Neal. Honorary pallbearers are Eli Shannon, Brantlee Doolittle, Tate Neal, Levi Neal, and Connor Alford.

Condolences may be left in Richard’s online guestbook at www.kilpatrickfuneralhomes.com.

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Visitation Information


Date: Friday, May 19, 2017

Time: 05:00 pm - 07:00 pm

Kilpatrick Funeral Homes - Ruston

Address:

209 North Bonner
Ruston, LA 71270

Service Information


Date: Saturday, May 20, 2017

Time: 02:00 pm

Kilpatrick Funeral Homes - Ruston

Address:

209 North Bonner
Ruston, LA 71270

Cemetery Information


Date: Saturday, May 20, 2017

Williamson Cemetery

near Sailes, LA


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