James A. Turner  1956-2020


James A. Turner, 64, of Mineola passed away on Oct. 20, 2020. Mr. Turner was born on June 19, 1956 in Mt. Pleasant to Walter B. “Doc” Turner and Helen Juanita (Pinson) Miller. James was a life-long resident of Wood County and a 1974 graduate of Winnsboro High School. He received an associates degree in criminal justice from Tyler Junior College and went on to work in various law enforcement departments in Wood County for 43 years. Turner was a member of First Baptist Church of Quitman. He was preceded in death by his parents; son, John Alan Turner; brother, Charles Turner; and brother-in-law, Buddy Ice. Turner is survived by his sons, Jimmy Turner and William Turner; daughters, Deann Mozeleski and Elizabeth Turner; brother, Mike Turner; sister, Sandra Ice; and seven grandchildren.

A memorial service to celebrate his life was held on Friday, Oct. 23, 2020 at 9:30 a.m. in the chapel of Beaty Funeral Home in Mineola with Pastor Doug Kisinger officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations in James’ memory can be made to Hospice of East Texas, 4111 University Dr., Tyler, Texas 75701 or to the National Kidney Foundation by going to www.kidney.org.