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Harold Ray Turner

September 29, 1941 — April 27, 2024


Harold Ray Turner of Gillette, died Saturday, April 27, 2024, at Legacy Living and Rehabilitation Center in Gillette after a short illness. He was 82.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 9 at Mount Pisgah Cemetery in Gillette. A reception will follow at the Inspiration Garden at Mount Pisgah.
 Harold was born Sept. 29, 1941, in Muskogee, Okla., one of three sons born to Elais Dee and Thelma Maxine (McMullin) Turner. Maxine later married Chuck Enterline, and the number of Harold’s siblings more than doubled.
 He attended Rangley High School in Rangley, Colo., before enlisting in the U.S. Army in 1959. Through two enlistments, he served with the 101st and 82nd Airborne and was stationed at Fort Campbell, Ky., Fort Bragg, N.C., and in Okinawa, Japan.
 He married Sandra Percifield in 1958 and they had one daughter, Lonnie. They divorced in 1962. 
 He married Renee Elaine Turner on May 29, 1964, in Fort Collins, Colo., and they had three children, Shauna, Bill and Shelly. Renee died of cancer in 1992. 
 Harold and Renee moved to Gillette in 1968, where he worked in the oilfield as an operator for Dunbar Well Service before starting his own hot oil truck business, T&S Hot Oil Service. He moved to Evanston in 1994 and started HB&R Services, which he ran until he retired.
 He married Lorraine Hansen in Evanston in 1996. She died in 2015 and he moved back to Gillette in 2018.
 He loved watching old westerns and thought that the world would be better if John Wayne could be in it. He enjoyed anything related to the outdoors, and long ago learned to appreciate the ability of a camper or motor home to bring his family together. Camping trips also often included hauling a boat and doing his best to challenge his children on water skis. He enjoyed riding anything with a motor and loved working on old cars, rebuilding several in the 1980s in Gillette, including a 1956 Ford and a 1957 Chevy.
 With the right “inducement,” he would dance like he had taken lessons from Elvis.
 He adored his grandchildren and the dogs he had throughout his life, most recently his friend, Lucky.
 He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Renee on Oct. 1, 1992, his wife Lorraine on Sept. 11, 2015, and his brother William D. Turner of Meeker, Colo.
 He is survived by his children, Lonnie Dee (Rick) Kindall of Green River, Wyo., Shauna Kay (Tim) Torpey of Rapid City, South Dakota, William Joe (Ann) of Gillette, and Michelle Lee Turner of Gillette; siblings Joe Mike Turner of Upton, Debbie (Mike) Gabin of Asheville, N.C., Mike (Joy) Enterline of Boyd, Mont., Rory (Tracy) Enterline of Columbus, Mont., Judie Jimenez of Rogue River, Ore., and Pam and Gary Hopkins of Sea Ranch, Calif.; sister-in-law Annie Turner of Meeker, Colo.; nine grandchildren, Derek Suhr, Krysta Scott, Ryan and Rusty Cook, Michael, Bailey and Alaina Turner, Ashley Detrick and Matt Franscell; eight great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

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