Bobbie Jo Turk 72 of Oklahoma

Bobbie Jo Turk went to be with the Lord December 4, 2017, at the age of 72.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, December 6, 2017, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, December 7, 2017, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Rev. Karen Jones officiating. Interment will follow at Hillcrest Cemetery in Hillsboro, Texas.

Bobbie Jo Turk went to be the Lord December 4, 2017, at the age of 72. Born June 24, 1945 in Clinton, Oklahoma to Rev. Robert E. Harrison and Trula Faye Ward Harrison, she grew up in several rural towns in southern Oklahoma and western Texas.

Bobbie graduated from McMurry College, where she met the love of her life when a boy from Jal, New Mexico offered to give her a ride home to Kermit, Texas. After marriage, she spent the majority of her adult life in Benbrook, Texas. She retired from the Fort Worth ISD after 30 years in the classroom as a bilingual ESL teacher in the primary grades. She loved to teach and cherished the memories of her students.

For many years Bobbie and her husband split their time between homes in Texas and New Mexico. She was a student of southwest culture and loved to study the heritage and history of the region.

Bobbie moved to Center, Texas in 2006 to embrace her most cherished life role, that of “Grammy”. She loved to spend time with her family and especially enjoyed being close to her grandchildren. We know that she will continue to watch with pride at their accomplishments.

Bobbie knew her Lord and Savior well and while her illness was sudden and short, insisted that there be no tears.

While we all prepare to celebrate the birth of our Savior, she has held a nail-scarred hand. She is a lifelong member of the United Methodist Church, serving for nearly 30 years at Benbrook UMC and finally at First UMC of Center.

She is survived by:

Husband of 50 years, Ed Turk of Center

Son, Doug and wife, Angie, of Shelbyville

Grandchildren, Maggie and Eddie of Shelbyville

Brother and sister-in-law, Dr. David and Dr. Kelly Harrison of Blacksburg, Virginia

Sister-in-law, Wanda Lou Cook of San Angelo, Texas

Nephews, Nathan Harrison (Stephanie) and K.C. Harrison, both of Blacksburg, Virginia; John David Cook of San Angelo, Texas

Niece, Prissy McCollum (Steve) of San Angelo, Texas

Great niece, Lauren McCollum of San Antonio, Texas

Cousin, Matt Knox


Preceded in death by

Parents: Rev. Robert Edward Harrison and Trula Fay Ward Harrison

Favorite Aunt: Geri Knox


Pallbearers will be Steve Waters, Carlos Gray, Larry Warren, Kenneth Hardy, Nathan Harrison and K C Harrison.


We offer a special thanks to the staff of Affinity Hospice of Center, Pine Grove Nursing Center and Christus Trinity Mother Francis Hospital of Tyler.


In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Benbrook United Methodist Church or First United Methodist Church of Center.


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