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Michael C. Turner

April 10, 1953 ~ September 18, 2022 (age 69)

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Funeral service for Michael C. Turner, 69, of Lawton will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 22, 2022 at Lawton Ritter Gray Funeral Home Chapel.  

Mr. Turner passed away on Sunday, September 18, 2022 at his home in Lawton, surrounded by his loving family. 

Burial will be held at Fort Sill National Cemetery, Elgin, Oklahoma under the direction of Lawton Ritter Gray Funeral Home.

Viewing will be held on Wednesday, September 21, 2022 from 1:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. with a special visitation for family and friends from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.  at the funeral home. 

Michael was born on April 10, 1953 at Fort Sill, Oklahoma to Claude and Donna Marie (Ahdokobo) Turner. He grew up in the Saddle Mountain area and graduated from Lawton High School in 1971. He joined the United States Army in February of 1971 and was stationed in Korea. While in the military, he received the National Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal-Korea, Expert Rifle and the Good Conduct Medal. Michael married Tong Im Yim on September 24, 1974 in Korea and after Michael was honorably discharged from the army, they lived in El Paso, Texas, both Tulsa and Carnegie, Oklahoma and later Chicago, Illinois before returning to Oklahoma, making Lawton their home.  Mr. Turner worked as a machinist and was a truck driver. He was a member of the Kiowa Tribe and was a proud descendent of the Wohaw and Hunting Horse families. He enjoyed gardening and his passion was spending time with his family including his beloved grandchildren. He will be missed by all who knew him. 

He is survived by his loving wife, Tong Turner, of the home; his mother, Donna Marie Morrison, of Lawton, Oklahoma; three daughters and sons in law, Donna and Agustin Martinez, of Mansfield, Texas, Kelly and Jose Contreras, of McAllen, Texas, Sarah and Jesse Snare, of Lawton, Oklahoma; two brothers and a sister in law, Alfred Turner, of Dallas, Texas and Timothy and Mayris Turner, of Nevada; his sisters, Annie Morrison, of Lawton, Oklahoma, and Cathy Turner, of Denver, Colorado; 9 grandchildren; Augie Martinez, Samuel Martinez, Timothy Kivela, Angelica Contreras, Anabel Contreras, Angelo Contreras, Autumn McCracken, Hunter Snare, and Chase Snare; his nieces and nephews, Angela Turner, Lonnie Turner, Tiffany Turner, Leanne Turner, Jeffery Turner, Joshua Turner, Jared Turner, Jessica Turner, Michael Turner, Ashleigh Coursey, and Rodney Parker, Joshua Sullivan, Jacob Sullivan, and Leah Chorosky; and his aunts and uncles. 

He was preceded in death by his father, Claude Turner; his son, Moses Turner; his step father, Farrell Codopony; his step mother, Lee Turner; his brothers, Anthony Turner, Stephen Sahmaunt, and Franklin Knupp; his sister, Barbara Turner; and his nephew, Anthony Turner.    

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Services

Viewing
Wednesday
September 21, 2022

1:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Lawton Ritter Gray Funeral Home
632 SW C Avenue
Lawton, OK 73501

Visitation
Wednesday
September 21, 2022

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Lawton Ritter Gray Funeral Home
632 SW C Avenue
Lawton, OK 73501

Funeral Service
Thursday
September 22, 2022

12:00 PM
Lawton Ritter Gray Funeral Home
632 SW C Avenue
Lawton, OK 73501

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