Johnny J. Turk
June 25, 1931 – November 10, 2020
Johnny Jerome Turk, 89, of Fulshear, Texas passed away on Tuesday, November 10, 2020 at his residence.
Funeral Services are under the direction of Buffington Funeral Home in Shiner, Texas, and will be held on Saturday, November 21, 2020 at 2:00 pm at Buffington Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Nancy Littlefield officiating. Interment will follow at Shiner City Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday, November 20, 2020 beginning at 5:00 pm at Buffington Funeral Home with family present Saturday, November 21, 20 from 12:00 pm until service time.
Johnny was born on June 25, 1931 in Shiner, Texas. He is the son Johnnie and Isabel (Hillen) Turk. Johnny attended Yoakum High School in Shiner, Texas. Johnny went on to play Minor League baseball in the Texas League. It was while playing for the Austin Pioneers in 1952 he met and then wed Patsy Drake. Johnny retired from Baseball in 1953, when his first son Lester was born and then Johnny was later drafted in to the Army where he played baseball for the US Army. Upon Discharge from the Army Johnny picked the trade of Drywall Finishing and worked in that trade until he retired in 1984. Johnny then started a Remodel business while maintaining the 6 rental properties he had accumulated. Johnny retired completely in 1992 and moved to Weston Lakes where he and Patsy enjoyed playing Golf, watching Baseball and enjoying each other’s company. Johnny was a hard worker and proved that was the key to attain success in life. Things were never handed to him and he worked hard to earn them. Johnny loved Baseball, Golf, playing cards and gardening. Johnny played Golf well into his 80’s and watched any Baseball game that was on, especially his favorite team the Houston Astros.
Johnny is survived by Lester Turk and his wife Gail of Houston, Bruce Turk and his wife Sharon of Weston Lakes, Texas and granddaughters Genevieve and Veronica Turk. Johnny is also survived by his three sisters LaVerne Beck, Joann Hurley, Sandra Pruitt and also three brothers Gene Turk, Glynn Turk and Ray Turk. He was preceded in death by his wife Patsy and his parents Johnnie and Isabel Turk and sons Russell Turk and Richard Turk.
Pallbearers for Mr. Turk will be; Randy Robertson, David Rice, Johnny Turk, Kyle Turk, Trey Rice, Logan Turk
To join the family in celebrating Johnny’s life and to offer words of comfort, please go to: www.buffingtonfuneralhomeshiner.com
- Johnnie Turk, Father (deceased)
- Isabel Hillen Turk, Mother (deceased)
- Patsy Turk, Wife (deceased)
- Russell Turk, Son (deceased)
- Lester Turk, Son
- Gail Turk, Daughter-in-law
- Bruce Turk, Son
- Sharon Turk, Daughter-in-law
- Richard Turk, Son (deceased)
- Genevieve Turk, Granddaughter
- Veronica Turk, Granddaughter
- LaVerne Beck, Sister
- Sandra Pruitt, Sister
- Joann Hurley, Sister
- Gene Turk, Brother
- Glynn Turk, Brother
- Ray Turk, Brother
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- Randy Robertson
- David Rice
- Kyle Turk
- Trey Rice
- Logan Turk
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Johnny J. Turk
November 26, 2020
Bruce and Lester,
I’m very sorry for the loss of your dad. I have so many great memories of our childhood years living on Tanglebriar together and seeing your dad drive in from work in his Suburban.
May Jehovah, the God of tender mercies bring you comfort during these difficult times. 2Cor1:3,4
Lynda and Patrick Robertson
November 21, 2020
Our thoughts and prayers are with all the family as we say goodby to Uncle Jody. Many good times and stories to share. So glad we could all have a good time on a Zoom session recently. Rest in peace. Lynda & Patrick
November 20, 2020
My earliest memory of the Turk family was when Bruce, Marc Malin & myself, attended Koover Kiddie College, when we were maybe 5 years old. At the time, they lived 2 streets over from Marc & I, but the 3 of us formed a bond & a friendship that would last a lifetime. Many days & nights were spent at one of our 3 homes, and early in our teens, the Turk family moved over to our street. We were all within a few houses of each other. We played a lot of pool & kickball & baseball & basketball, rode horses & dirt bikes & regular bikes. We had a neighborhood full of friends. Mr. & Mrs. Turk both worked hard to provide for their 3 boys, and to this day, I can't understand how they let so many of of us kids hang out at their house, even when they were gone to work. Lol
My favorite memory of Mr. Turk, aka Jody, was when he told a young Bruce, concerning me, "she ain't no lemon, son". This was after a minor altercation between Bruce & myself, but Jody took up for me & I'll never forget it. They were kind, patient, hard working parents, who raised 3 fine young men. We love you & will keep you in our daily prayers. Love always, Cheri
November 17, 2020
Bruce and Les,
You know how sad this makes me. Of course, your dad and I had our ups and downs, but i loved him. I am so glad i recently saw him and told him I loved him. After losing my own father, he was many times the closest thing i had to one, and i am going to miss him.
I am so so sorry for your loss, and i will keep your family in my prayers.