Jacob Dude Turner

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LINDEN, TX Funeral services for Jacob Dude Turner, 32, of Atlanta, will be at 1:00 PM, Saturday, January 9, 2010 at First Baptist Church in Linden with Bros. Mike Lovely and Jackie Stanfield officiating. Burial will be in Linden Cemetery under the direction of Reeder-Davis-Schindler Funeral Home, Inc. A visitation will be from 6:00 PM to 8:00 P.M. Friday, at the First Baptist Church of Linden fellowship hall. Mr. Turner was born July 13, 1977 in Wiley, Texas, to J.G. and Beckey Roberts Turner He went to be with His Lord on January 5, 2010 in Cass County, Texas. He was a correctional officer for the Texas Department of Corrections Telford Unit in New Boston, Texas and was a member of First Baptist Church in Linden. Jacob loved fishing, hunting, camping and the Dallas Cowboys. He lived life to its fullest. He was a most beloved husband, father, and son. Survivors include his wife Kim Turner and his two daughters, Peyton and Presley of Atlanta; his parents, J.G. and Beckey Turner of Linden; a brother and sister-in-law, Jody and Teresa Turner, of Linden; two sisters and one brother-in-law, Tammy and Darren Palmer of Linden and Michelle Turner of Texarkana; his grandmother, Wanda Binnion of Linden and numerous uncles, aunts and cousins; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Jim and Brenda Williams of Atlanta; a sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Chris and Kelli Williams Bearden of Atlanta; his grandparents in-law, Roy and Merle McAlexander of Queen City; three nieces and four nephews; and many very, special friends. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the National Kidney Foundation, 30 East 33rd Street, New York, NY 10016, www.kidney.org.

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  1. So sorry to hear your sad news. I remember when David and Sara and your children were so little and lived in the country and played all day outside. Sara wore those boots that Jacob gave here everyday forever. I remember you and your family with fond memories. Know that God will help you through this very difficult time. Prayers are with you all. Kathleen and David and Sara

  2. Just a thought for all of the Turner family. I am determined not to let myself be consumed by the tragic events of the last few days..but rejoice in the fact that I have been Blessed and fortunate enough to know one of the most forgiving, fun-loving people in the world. I know we will all agree that he was taken way too soon, but we're all better people for having known him! God makes no mistakes! I know that is hard to swallow, but I have to believe it is true. I do know one thing for sure,the gates of Heaven opened up & welcomed an angel home to forever watch over us all, leaving us with WONDERFUL memories to last a lifetime. May God Bless us all. And just remember that this is not goodbye..it is simply "until we meet again"! I hope this helps you all in some way. I will continue to pray for you all and if there is every anything I can do, just look me up. He would have done the same for me!

  3. Kim, I can't imagine all that you are going through right now. My heart goes out to you and your beautiful daughters. Jacob was a good man. He will be missed. Please just be strong for your girls. We are holding you in prayer. you are going to make it

  4. Our thoughts and prayers are with Jake's family during this difficult time. God Bless.Alan & Marlena BonnerFt. Worth, TX

  5. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. Tony really thought Jake was a super nice guy and was so sad to hear of his passing. He had just recently seen him while handing out Christmas cheese from Red River Lumber Co. to his customers. We are so very sorry for your great loss. God bless you and keep you comforted in the time ahead of you without him

  6. Kim and family, We wanted to extend our deepest sympathy to you for your loss. Jacob is going to be truly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. The Mayfield and Green Families

  7. My thoughts & prayers are with your entire family. May GOD wrap his loving arms around you & give you the strength, courage, peace & guidance you need to get through this difficult time.

  8. Dear Turner Family, we are continually thinking and praying for you. May God give you the strength as time heals your pain. Jacob will be truly missed, but his memory will be carried on in all our hearts.

  9. My heart breaks for you and your family. I will be thinking about you and lifting you up in prayer in the coming weeks. God bless you and your family may you lean on each other and draw strength from one another.

  10. Turner family,May god be with you and give you the strength too make it through this tough time. Jacob will always be remembered and sadly missed. ~God Bless~

  11. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family during this time of need. May God wrap his arms around you in comfort.

  12. It really is hard to find the words to say. I will keep all of you in my prayers. May Jacob rest in peace and all of you knowing that he will be watching over you. You all have your own personal guardian now.

  13. Words are very hard to find,Brenda and Kim my heart aches so for you and your families. Yours are the strongest people I have ever known, and I know you will get through this with the Lord's strength. I am sorry I never knew Jacob, but if Kim choose him he had to be a wonderful person. Know that you are in my thoughts every day and I love you.Kathy

  14. Even though I hadnt seen him in years I only have great memories of him during our high school days. He will be missed. 96 classmate

  15. Dear Kim,My heart goes out to you and your family. We all love you and want you to know how sorry we are. You will always be a part of the McLeod Middle School family. Love you,Sue Golden

  16. To know Jacob was to love Jacob…He always had a huge smile on his face & will be missed terribly.. May God give you all the stregnth & courage that is needed through this difficult time. My thoughts & prayers will be with you all.

  17. We will all miss Jacob so much. To the Turner family….know that this is not good-bye….it's just see you later. His wings have spread and he is now soaring in Heaven. love ya, Sterling & Cindy Corbett

  18. My thoughts and prayers goes out to Officer Turner's family. I'm so sorry for your loss. He was an inspiration to a lot of people and the thing I remember most about him is his smile. He was a super great guy. May God bless you all during this diffulcult time.

  19. I am so sorry for your loss. Your entire family will be in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

  20. Our prayers and thoughts are with the entire family. We're so sorry for your loss. Jacob will be dearly missed.

  21. I did not know this young man simply heard of his passing via a friend in Linden , wanted to express my sincere condolance to his family may God hold you close in your time of need. God bless you all….

  22. Becky and Jody, No words can convey my heartfelt sadness for you and your family. I am so sorry for your loss and the pain you are walking through. May God sustain you and be your anchor during this hard time. Love and prayers. Diana Gilley Terry

  23. Jacob was always so much fun and he could always bring a smile to your face. I pray that God will comfort you and give you peace during this difficult time.

  24. Dear Turner family,We are saddened to hear of Jacob's passing, but we know that God has a reason and a purpose for calling him home. We pray His peace and love will comfort you in the trying days ahead.In His Service,Rev. Brian & Angela Waddell

  25. That smile that we all will remember is now glowing in the face of Our Father, surrounded by angels.

  26. Dear Turner Family, We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with your entire family.

  27. I know GOD has made a special place for Jacob in Heaven to allow his light to shine for all to see. I will always remember how Jacob could turn a frown into a smile and sadness(and anger) into laughter, sometimes just by walking in the room as you knew he was gonna pull something, and we all loved him for that. I pray that GOD will hold you all in the palm of His hand during this trying time.

  28. "That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life." John 3:15We are praying for you all, for healing and peace. Peace that only His amazing grace can provide.

  29. Dear Turners, my thoughts and prayers have been frozen around you all since first hearing the news… we send our deepest condolences. Some of my favorite childhood memories are of playing football, "stick"ball, (or whatever other game we could think-up)and yes even the occasional B.B. gun fight we had in the little field across from Beckey and Jody's house. (Ms. Beckey, thanks for always having a sack and a coke for all of us…) I will anyways remember his strenght and athleticism, his good nature, and most of all his laugh… That thunderous laugh when he had just pulled one over on you! 'Til we meet again in that big sandlot in the sky, may you rest in peace my good friend. We are all better people having had you in our lives.

  30. My deepest sympathy and prayers are with the family during this tragedy. I truely am sorry for your loss and for the loss of a person like he was in this world!!!He will be missed but memories of him will never die! I am so glad I knew him. He brought alot of laughter in this world.

  31. Jacob was a great kid when I had him in 7th grade math class, and he grew up to be a fine young man and father. My heart and prayers are with each and every one of you.

  32. Tammy and family,I am sorry for your loss.My thoughts and prayers are with you and may God bless each of you in this difficult time

  33. I was the luckiest Aunt in the world to have had Jacob as my nephew, and we shared the same name "DUDE". Being the joker he always was, of course I thought he was kidding me when he ask me "Aunt Dude, do you have another name"? He only knew me as "Aunt Dude". That is when he showed me his DL to prove to me his middle name was DUDE. Jacob was the kindest person, most thoughtful, and most loving husband, father, son, brother, uncle, and the best friend anyone could ever have. He never met a stranger, nor did he ever have an enemy. His smile would light up any room he entered,and he had the most loving "hugs" anyone could ever give. He was always there for anyone who needed help, and he lived his life for his family and friends. He loved life, like no one I've ever known,and he was loved by everyone. God only takes the BEST, and Jacob was truly one of God's chosen. He's now in Heaven with all of our loved one's, and believe me, he'll always be in our hearts, thoughts and prayers. The hardest part for all of us will be "HOW DO WE LEARN TO LIVE WITHOUT HIM"? Jacob leaves us with so many "PRECIOUS MEMORIES",and he'll always be in our broken hearts, yet we all know he will always be looking down on us, and until we all meet again in Heaven, rest in peace Jacob, and know how much your loved and missed. So honored and so proud to have been "YOUR AUNT DUDE"

  34. we are all praying for you and ur family. spongebob you will be missed by alot of people we are praying for you all.

  35. To each of you goes our heartfelt sorrow. Jacob was son,husband,father,brother,uncle—you will each miss him in your own way. May you feel God's arms wrapped around you & may you find your comfort in his grace.

  36. May God continue to bless you and your family during this time. Michelle, I will continue to pray for you and your family. Sincerely,ShaRhonda SuttonTISD – Highland Park ElemTexarkana, TX

  37. I am so sorry for your loss. Let me know if there is anything that I can do for you. I am praying for you and your family. God bless.

  38. Jacob "Spongebob" will be deeply missed by all his fellow co-workers. There was never a day when he didn't have a smile on his face or a funny story to tell. He touched the lives og many people that he came in contact with. I will foreve remember his bright smile and charming personality. R.I.P Spongebobe

  39. Jacob was a great friend from work! I will always remember his fun and out going energy. I'll miss the practical jokes he played on me! Love ya like a brother Sponge Bob!!!

  40. My thoughts and prayers are with all of Jacob's family and close friends. I will continue to pray for God to give you all strength in the days to come, and for comfort. May God Bless and Keep you all!

  41. We were so sorry to hear of this awful tradegy. I can't imagine the grief and hurt you must be feeling. May God give you the strength and comfort you need at this time. Know that we are praying for you and your family.

  42. Words are hard to find in a time like this that express the care and concern we all are feeling for jake and his family. Just wanted to let everyone know how many people are praying for kim , the girls and the family that they can find the strength they need to deal with this horrible tragedy. May God wrap his arms around you all and you find comfort in the wonderful memories and thoughts of your beloved jake ……

  43. "That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life." John 3:15To the Turner family, We are keeping you all in our thoughts & prayers..Jacob you will be missed my friend .Shane , Jeniece , & boys

  44. J.G., Beckey, Tammy, Jody, Michelle and family – Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this trying time. May God bless and comfort you.

  45. Michaelle and the Turner family you are in my prayers. May God comfort you duaring this difficult time in your hours of sorrow.

  46. I am terribly sorry for your loss. I believe that GOD has bigger and better plans for Jacob. I will continue to pray for your family…for peace and comfort for the days to come. Your friend!

  47. JACOB was such a inspiration to everyone he met.I will never forget his smiles. HE use to come to my house to visit my son JOHN B.He always had that beautiful smile.MY prayers got out to the family .WE WILL MISS HIM ,HE WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN.AND one day we will see his smile again.THE WORLD needs more people like Jacob.HE was truly a Saint. WE WILL MISS YOU BUT YOU WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN!! MY HEART GOES OUT TO KIM AND THE FAMILY!

  48. He kept at true good humours mark, the social flow of pleasures tide: He never made a brow look dark, Nor caused a tear, but when he died – Thomas Love Peacock. We are all thinking of you during this trying time. Much Love, Heather (Robertson) Moody

  49. Michelle, May God comfort your heart and give you peace. You and Your Family are in my prayers. The students ask about about you everyday. They all want you to hurry up and come back…esp Jamarciea πŸ™‚ Be blessed!Phillip ParrishHighland Park Elem.Texarkana, TX

  50. Michelle I am very sorry about the loss of your beloved brother. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Please let me know if there is anything I can do for you.

  51. Jacob is in the arms of the angels now. Take comfort in that we will see him again and he will greet us with his smile and open arms.

  52. Trust in the Lord with all thine heart, and lean not on thine own understanding. Proverbs 3:5 Kim, words cannot express how sorry I am to hear of the passing of Jake. I know you and the girls along with the rest of the family will miss him greatly. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers and we are praying God will wrap his arms of great love around you and the girls and in days to come you will find strength and comfort in knowing him. Love and Prayers Andy & D'Anne Campbell

  53. My thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of heartbreaking sadness. May God be your continued source of strength and peace.

  54. I am so sorry for you're loss. Sponge was loved by everyone he met. It was a great pleasure to work with spongebob and to know spongebob. Please if his family needs anything contact his TELFORD UNIT family and we will do everthing we can to do it.

  55. Kim & family, You are in our thoughts and prayers. May God's grace lift you up.The Waldrep'sPittsburg, Texas

  56. Jodie and Beckey, Jim and Brenda, Kim and girls, Tim and I want you each to know you are in our thoughts and prayers. Words cannot express our sorrow at the loss of such a wonderful young man. Jacob was a delight to be around and a heck of a fish cooker. Always know you can lean on your friends in your time of need.

  57. Jacob was an awesome man. Warming smile, great jokes. He would do anything for anybody in need. I thank God that me and my family were able to know him. We will never forget his contagious positive presence. It's been said already, but it's the truth. A saint has returned to God's arms.

  58. When I think of Jacob, I think of his warm eyes full of joy and mischief and his boyish smile that made all the wrongs right. He has been a true gift from God to this world, and I only wish that we had kept in touch over the years. I am praying for your family, and I lift each of you up to God that He will give you the peace that passes all understanding.With love and prayers,Billy Joe, Jackie, Jesse, Shad, and Katie Hale

  59. Dearest Turner Family, Jacob was a wonderful man with a free spirit. Our prayers are with you at this time.

  60. I'm the grand-daughter of Claudette Turner Bowen. I'm so very so for your loss, I wish I could be there in your time of sorrow.With the Love from The Lynch Family

  61. Dear Kim and Turner Family,We are deeply saddened to learn of Jacob's terrible tragedy. Please know that we love you and will be praying incessantly for God's peace and comfort right now. We have your family lifted up in prayer and know that you will have some peace and comfort knowing that Jacob is with our Heavenly Father now. God Bless you all.

  62. Kim,I want to start by saying I love you and think you're a wonderful person with two beautiful gifts from God. You have a strong and loving family that I know with come together in this very difficult time. I wish I could take your pain and sorrow but I can't. Fortunately, I know one who can and that is Jesus. Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness. (Isaiah 41:10) Please know that I'm here for you and will continue to pray God's peace for the days ahead. Your friends,Brad, Barbara, & Jacie Jo

  63. I new jacob ap a very funny person when u was sad or feeling down he could pick u up he is going 2 be greatley missed to the turner family please except our prayers and thoughts every one that new jacob will miss hes laughter

  64. I met Jacob about 2 years ago in Houston with Aunt Judy Helmer. He was so nice and reminded me of my husband. I would like to give condolince to your family (My husband is the firefighter in Round Rock Chad that Aunt Judy talks about. )

  65. Jody, Becky and family,I am so very sorry to hear about the loss of Jacob. My heart goes out to all of you. My prayer is that God will give to you the strength you need each day. Just always remember the precious memories you hold in your heart and the memories that will continue through his little children. Jacob may be gone from this earth but he will always be remembered. Again my deepest condolences.

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