James Albert Turk
James Albert Turk
  • January 15, 1934 - September 25, 2017
  • Port O Connor, Texas

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James Albert Turk Sr. January 15, 1934 - September 25, 2017. Born in Luling, TX with a golden heart to Stringfellow and Octa V. (Kerby) Turk. Raised in the Thompson Oil Field River Bottom, James (Jimmy) attended Lamar Consolidated High School in Rosenberg, TX 1949-1953. James served our Country for many years as a member of the United States Air Force, during the Korean & Vietnam Wars. In 1959, he married the love of his life Dolores (Lane) Turk, together they raised 3 children. James retired from the Air Force in 1973, with 20 years of service. Soon after they opened the world famous Beachcomber Restaurant, across from the Coast Guard Station, and the Shell Shop in Port O'Connor, TX. James (Jim) never knew a stranger. He will be dearly missed by his family and friends. We love him so much. He leaves behind his wife Dolores (Lane) Turk, Daughters; Sandy Turk Taylor and Sherry Lynn Gregory (Robbie); 5 grandchildren; Amy Taylor Gosnell, Zachary Taylor, James Turk III, Gabriel Whittaker, & Rachel Gregory and his beloved great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents Stringfellow and Octa V. (Kerby) Turk, son James Albert Turk Jr. and Grandson Robert Gregory.
Visitation will be held Thursday, September 28, 2017 from 6-8 p.m. at Richardson-Colonial Funeral Home in Port Lavaca. Graveside services will be Friday, September 29, 2017 at 11 a.m. at Port O'Connor Cemetery with Pastor Donnie Martin officiating.
Honorary Pallbearers are Seth Hall, Gavin Gosnell, Ashton Whittaker, Leeland Whittaker, Ethan Taylor and Avery Lane Gosnell.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Port O'Connor EMS and Fire Department.