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Scotty Joe Turner

January 30, 1956 — December 8, 2022

Scotty Joe Turner, 66, passed away on December 8, 2022, in Winner, South Dakota while on an annual pheasant hunting trip with lifelong buddies. He had taken this trip for 29 years alongside Bill Robinett, Jerry Campbell and Charles Willis.


Scotty was born on January 30, 1956 in Oklahoma City, OK the first-born child to Lanora "Lou" (Williams) and Bill Turner. He was raised in Tuttle, OK the oldest brother to siblings Janie, Connie and Todd. Scotty attended school at Tuttle where he played football for the Tigers, served as an FFA chapter officer and was named a State Farmer, and was also named in the State Honor Society. He was voted Most Likely to Succeed and was Salutatorian graduating with the Tuttle High School Class of 1974.


Scotty became smitten with Susan Jackson in the 7th grade giving her a silver spoon ring. When she tried to break up with him on the middle school playground, he refused to accept it back so Susan stomped on it. The two did not date again until their senior year in High School. Scotty proposed on Valentine’s Day of 1975 with Susan's engagement ring scotch taped inside her Valentine card and they married February 20, 1976 in Tuttle, OK. Scotty and Susan enjoyed traveling, going out with their friends, family time around the pool, and of course, arguing over the yard.


They were blessed with three children Chad Scott, Cody Lee and Katie Lynn. Scotty was a Dad who was involved with each of kids’ activities from FFA projects to coaching softball. He and Susan served as class parents building many homecoming floats and chaperoning the prom. One of his favorite roles was becoming Papa to his five grandsons Caleb, Colin, Dash, Jet and Michael and two great grandchildren Daxton and Hartley. He loved cooking for his family and friends, having them over to fish in the pond, ride four wheelers, and especially loved hosting the annual Fourth of July gatherings.


Scotty worked in the oilfield for 37 years with Weatherford International. He had various roles throughout his career that were unique to his gifts. He would manage operations for half of the United States while also managing sales accounts for multiple products lines. Scotty was the employee who would be on a rig in the morning and in an executive office for a high profile meeting in the same day. He established relationships all over the world while based in Oklahoma as well as the three years he was transferred to Anchorage, Alaska.


Scotty was best known for being compassionate, caring and personal. He served as a volunteer fireman, Tuttle and Northern District fairs cake auction ringman, and someone people could count on. He had a passion to cook for others which usually included legendary smoked meats and "Scotty's beans". Scotty whistled wherever he went to the point of annoying everyone around him.


Scotty is survived by his wife of 46 years Susan; son Chad Turner and wife Tammy; son Cody Turner and wife Michella; daughter Katie Turner; sister Janie Haymaker; sister Connie Jones and husband Cody; brother Todd Turner and wife Denise; grandchildren Caleb, Colin, Dash, Jet, and Michael and wife Kelsha; great grandchildren Hartley and Daxton along with numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and many circles of friends.


Scotty is preceded in death by his parents Lou and Bill Turner and his in laws LaJuene and Otis Jackson.


Public Viewing will be held at Scotty's Man Cave Tuesday, December 13, 2022 from 3 pm - 8 pm and Wednesday, December 14, 2022 from 3 pm - 5 pm with a visitation gathering of family and friends from 5 pm - 8 pm. A Celebration of Life service will be held 10 am Thursday, December 15, 2022 at Tuttle First Baptist Church with burial following at Fairview Cemetery.

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Wednesday, December 14, 2022

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Wednesday, December 14, 2022

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Thursday, December 15, 2022

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Thursday, December 15, 2022

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