Malcolm Monroe Turner

January 24, 1936December 28, 2021
Obituary of Malcolm Monroe Turner
Malcolm Monroe Turner, 85, of Dallas, Texas died on Tuesday, December 28, 2021. He was born to Lillian Stover and Claude Cody Turner in Corsicana, Texas, where he lived his early childhood. Shortly thereafter the family relocated to Hawkins, Texas where Malcolm thrived as a paperboy delivering three different subscriptions beginning at the age of 12 on his motorized bicycle and later the car that he purchased with his earnings. Malcolm was the quarterback of the Hawkins Hawks football team and a pitcher for the baseball team. Upon graduating from High School as Valedictorian, Malcolm married his sweetheart, Joanne Bryant. The couple celebrated their 67th anniversary this past June. The newlyweds headed to Houston where Malcolm attended Rice University for his Bachelor’s Degree and Master’s Degree in Chemical Engineering. Malcolm worked as a Chemical Engineer for Conoco in Ponca City, Oklahoma and Houston then moved to Dallas to serve as a consultant for Purvin & Gertz. In 1971 Malcolm founded the chemical engineering consulting firm Turner, Mason & Company where he served as Chairman and as a consultant for the remainder of his professional career. The firm celebrated its 50th year this past summer. Malcolm was also an entrepreneur and active in many businesses including oil and asphalt refining, terminalling, crude trading, convenience store and restaurant retailing, audio-visual contracting, cattle ranching, and women’s clothing. Malcolm was hard-working, tenacious, creative, hard-headed, stubborn, loving, generous, steadfast, and loyal. He never missed a three-foot putt and never lost an argument (or so he thought). He loved snow skiing, golf, tennis, sailing, and dancing. His range in music spanned the Bee Gees to Rachmaninoff. He was a lifelong Methodist and his love for the Lord and faith in Jesus Christ was a guiding force in his life. Malcolm was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Ruth Elise Weaver. He is survived by his wife, Joanne, and his sister Margie Beth Purifoy (and her husband Tom), his daughter Debbie Turner McLeod (and husband Don), his son Greg Turner (and wife Susan), his grandchildren Drew McLeod (and wife Kate), Doug McLeod (and wife Lisa), Caroline Turner Cole (and husband Chris), David McLeod (and wife Jennifer), Claire Turner Price (and husband Michael), Will Turner (and wife Lauren), and six great-grandchildren. Malcolm lived a full life and will be missed by all of his family and friends. He is now in a better place. A Memorial service will be held on January 22, 2022 at 10:30am at Highland Park United Methodist Church (Chapel) 3300 Mockingbird Lane, Dallas, TX 75205. A reception will follow at Lakewood Country Club at 6430 Gaston Ave, Dallas, Texas, 75214, to celebrate Malcolm's life.

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