IMG_6763Davis Garland Turner was born Oct. 16, 1946, in Minden and went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, Aug. 15, 2015, near San Ignacio, Belize. He was an only child born to Davis “Cotton” Turner and Shirley Moore Turner.

Known by friends as both Davis and Garland, he will be remembered for many things throughout his full background including his military service, dairy farming, seafood distribution, correctional and law enforcement, and a hundred other adventures. His renown, individuality, and conviction was extraordinary. In fact, to his family and those who knew him, he actually was the “most interesting man in the world.”

He was preceded in death by his parents, Cotton and Shirley Turner. He is survived by his children, Davis Turner and wife Jaime of Nederland, Texas; Kevin Turner and wife Ashleigh of Minden; and Rebecca Wilson and husband Chris of Minden along with their mother Sue Turner of Minden.

He is also survived by six grandchildren, Elijah Turner, Lucas Turner, Charley Turner, Ethan Turner, Topher Wilson and Turner Ella Wilson.
A private family memorial service will be held.

Belize had become like a second home to Garland prior to his death. The family extends a special thanks to his friends in Belize that befriended him and took care of him.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the American Legion designated for the Veterans’ Flag/Eagle Park.


  1. Regarding the death of Davis Garland Turner, does his second wife, Kathy Turner, not get a mention as one of those that he left behind? She loved him as much as anyone else even though they had divorced. Shame on the person who wrote the obituary.

  2. Garland,will be missed.I talked to Garland about a week ago on facebook,I asked Garland how he was & he said “I am having the time of my life,I wish Jake would come an visit me” !! Garland you will be missed.My prayers are with the family.

  3. As a friend of Davis’s here in Belize, I can say he was loved by EVERYONE here. I know of no person who ever had anything but the greatest respect and admiration for Davis Turner. He will be terribly missed. 🙁

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