LINDEN, Texas—E.J. “Joy” Turner, 68, of Karnack, Texas, died Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013, at his home.

Mr. Turner was born June 7, 1944, in Linden. He was retired from Harrison County Road and Bridge, a member of Pope City Baptist Church, Woodlawn, Texas, and an Army veteran.

Survivors include his wife, Suzanne Hamilton Turner of Karnack; one stepdaughter, Tracy Turner of Karnack; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Gaylon and Anne Turner of Jefferson, Texas, and Doyle and Carol Turner of Kilgore, Texas; one sister, June Rae of Minneola, Kan.; one grandson and granddaughter-in-law, Casey and Becky Turner of Karnack; two great-grandchildren; and a number of other relatives.

Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Reeder-Davis-Schindler Funeral Home with Jeff Croley officiating. Burial will be in Linden Cemetery.

Visitation will be 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Online registration is at

reeder-davis.com.



Published: 01/09/2013