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“To say that Shorty will be missed is an understatement, a word foreign to him. He could never be accused of not having something to say. Any...Read More »
1 of 7 | Posted by: Jerry Powell - Houston, TX

“Am so sorry to hear the loss of our dear cousin, "Shorty". Even though Truman and I will be unable to attend, we keep the family in our thoughts and...Read More »
2 of 7 | Posted by: Jeanene Lange - Oklahoma City, OK

“Anytime I saw Shorty I started smiling because I knew before either one of us spoke that I was going to leave laughing. Anytime he & Louise were...Read More »
3 of 7 | Posted by: June McGaugh - Floydada, TX

“Our hearts are heavy over the loss of Shorty. We are keeping the Turner family and extended family in our thoughts and prayers. Treasure the legacy...Read More »
4 of 7 | Posted by: JEFFREY SILCOX - Oklahoma City, OK

“I will miss his wit, humor and love for family! I'm so sorry I cannot attend the services. Love you Shorty and Louise! You will always be in our...Read More »
5 of 7 | Posted by: Yolanda Sherpy - Justin - Family

“Yes, "Shorty" to most, first introduction by him: "Robert O. (Shorty) Turner, Esquire", when introducing himself in the presence of Louise: "Louise's...Read More »
6 of 7 | Posted by: Ricky Burns - Lubbock, TX

“Most knew him only as "Shorty". My class knew him as Price's brother in law. Rarely in our hometown did we find someone who did not know him.Two...Read More »
7 of 7 | Posted by: Charles Holland - Floydada, TX


Robert Olen "Shorty" Turner, 84, of Floydada, TX died on Saturday, July 9, 2016 peacefully at home. Funeral service will be held Wednesday, July 13, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. at First Baptist Church of Floydada with Pastor Tim Franks officiating. Graveside service will follow at the Floyd County Memorial Park in Floydada. Arrangements are under the direction of Moore-Rose Funeral Home in Floydada.

He was born on March 31, 1932 in Floydada, Texas to Virgil Douglas and Josie Valree Turner. He attended public schools in Floydada and worked for his father's trucking business after graduation. He later enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in 1951 and was honorably discharged in 1955. He married Polly Louise Pritchett on December 14, 1957 in South Plains. They lived in Pampa and Lubbock early in their marriage and settled in Floydada in 1962, when he became a business partner in the automobile dealership City Auto, Inc. He maintained this position until his retirement in 2005.

He was preceded in death by his parents Virgil and Valree, his wife Louise, brothers Delmar ("Bud") and Doyle, and brother-in-law Leroy Burns. He is survived by sister Loretta Burns of Floydada, brother Dorman Turner and wife Annette of Wimberly, sister Audeen Irwin and husband Sherman of Lubbock, brother Elton Turner and wife Sandra of Flagstaff, AZ, sister Margie Young and husband Travis of Floydada, and sister-in-law Dorothy Turner of Floydada.

He is also survived by four children and their spouses, Kelly Turner and wife Melinda of Lubbock, Karen Farris and husband Tom of Floydada, Susan Browning and husband Hollis of Waco, and Grant Turner and wife Lisa of Whiteface; grandchildren Alison and Avery Turner, T.K. Farris, Tamala Farris Reece and John Vincent Farris, Mason and Will Browning, Holley Aguilera and Robbie Robinett, and Landon, Halee, and Cooper Turner: and great-grandson Parker Smith.
He was a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and served as Quartermaster in the local chapter for many years. He was known to many in his local community for his quick wit, friendly disposition, and jokes, and loved to brag on his grandkids. He volunteered countless hours in various school booster organizations over the years.

The family would like to thank Berta Benitez and Priscilla Adams for their gracious care of our Dad.

Memorial donations may be made to the Floydada Senior Citizens-P.O. Box 573, Floydada, Texas 79235, the Floyd County Historical Museum-P.O. Box 304, Floydada, Texas 79235, Floydada EMS-P.O. Box 373, Floydada, Texas 79235, or your favorite Floyd County charity.