Leslie Turner, TCC # 246 has passed away



Leslie “Les” Turner, 80, passed away Tuesday, July 27, 2021, in San Angelo.

Public viewing will be from 9:00 AM until 8:00 PM Friday, July 30, 2021, at Robert Massie Funeral Home. Graveside services will be at 2:00 PM Saturday, July 31, 2021, at Miles Cemetery with Chaplain William Rosser, chaplain at Interim Hospice and Les’ nephew, officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Robert Massie Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from 5:00 PM until 7:00 Pm Friday, July 30, 2021, at the funeral home.

Mr. Turner was born November 4, 1940 in San Angelo to Lillie and Maxwell Turner. He was raised on the family ranch between Carlsbad and Water Valley with his brother, Roscoe. Les graduated from Water Valley High School in 1959. He received his associates degree from San Angelo College and received his BA in business from Southwest Texas State University. Les married Carolyn Rosser on October 19, 1963 in Miles. Les was a veteran of the US Army serving during the Vietnam Conflict as a Green Beret in the 101st Airborne Division in Ft. Campbell, Kentucky and the 3rd Special Forces Group in Ft. Bragg, North Carolina. Les was a lifelong resident of the Carlsbad area where he continued the family ranching tradition. He retired from the San Angelo State School where he worked for over 30 years. Les was a volunteer for the Meals for the Elderly and served on the Human Rights Committees at the San Angelo State School after his retirement.

Survivors include his wife, Carolyn Turner; a daughter, Cindy Turner and husband David Skains; a brother, Roscoe Turner; a granddaughter, Rosa Rodela; 3 sisters-in-law, Joann Rosser, Trish Green, and Deb Turner; two nieces, Monica Robinson; Elizabeth Turner; a nephew, Stetson Turner; special nieces and nephews, William and Gwyn Rosser, James and Joellen Rosser, Elaine and Charles Baca, James and Ada Rosser, Rebekah and Steve Strain, Teresa and Ricky Horne, Sherrill Thurber, and their families. Les was preceded in death by his parents, and a daughter, Jennifer Turner in 1992.

Memorials may be made to Meals for the Elderly or a favorite charity.

Les and Carolyn Turner joined the Texas Cushman Club in 1988. He served several years as an Area Director for Concho Valley Area.

At the 2016 TCC State Meet he was chosen as Veteran of the Year.

For several years, Les and Carolyn wanted to recreate a photo of Les and Rosa in his truckster when Rosa was a toddler (2002)

Les and Rosa at Water Valley, 2002

This year (2021) at the Water Valley meet, Rosa and Les had their photo taken. Les and Carolyn had been working on an article for the newsletter when he was injured.

Les and Rosa at Water Valley, 2021

My favorite photo of Les is from him riding his truckster at Ruidoso, NM .

Les at the Ruidoso Ride July 2016

Les will be missed by his family and a host of friends. Our condolences to his family.

Steve Fife TCC #3066 has passed

Steve Fife

Steven Wayne Fife
The family of Steven Wayne Fife will celebrate his life of 73 years at 11:00 AM Tuesday, May 4, 2021, at Highland Baptist Church. A time of fellowship and remembrance will be from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Monday, May 3, 2021, at Lake Ridge Chapel and Memorial Designers. He passed peacefully at home on Wednesday, April 28, 2021.
On July 2, 1947, Steve was born to James and Dorothy Elizabeth (Rainey) Fife in Lubbock, TX. Steve spent his early years growing up in the Arnett Benson neighborhood and was an active member in the Boys Club, gaining many childhood friends that he held throughout his entire life. After graduating from Lubbock High under the care and encouragement from Jimmy and Phyllis Fife, he met and married Jerita Freeman Fife, who preceded him in death in 2014. During the early stages of their engagement and marriage, Steve volunteered to serve in the US Army. He served two tours in Vietnam, earning him multiple accolades to include the Bronze Star. Shortly after returning to Lubbock to raise their family, Steve started his lifelong trade as a pipefitter. He was an active member of the Local Union 669 throughout his career and even through retirement. Upon retiring, and the passing of his first wife, he married and loved and cared for Kathy Riley-Fife and her family. Steve was an active member at First Church of the Nazarene before transitioning as an active member at Highland Baptist Church. He was an active member of various officiating organizations. His passion and pursuit of excellence were greatly displayed through various baseball officiating organizations through multiple years. Steve also greatly enjoyed riding his classic Cushman Scooters and playing golf with his friends and sons. Steve was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother, and best friend to many. He never met a stranger.
Survivors include his wife, Kathy Riley; children, Tamara Fife, Tonya Fife, Theadore (Kristen) Fife, and Michael (Chasidy) Riley; grandchildren, Kourtney (Sixto) Paiz, Tonya, Jake, Ryan, Teddy, Dottie, Grace, Tyler, Nathan, Jack, Duck, Charley, Sam, Kayedon, Karson, and Addison; great-grandchildren, Beaux and Lilli; and a brother, Jimmy (Phyllis) Fife and multiple nephews and nieces.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Jerita Fife; a daughter, Phyllis Fife, and two sisters, Diana (Charles) Jennings and Carolyn Reeve.
The family of Steve Fife has designated the Boys & Girls Club of Lubbock at lubbockbgc.org for memorial contributions donated in his memory.

My name is TH Fife and I am the son of Steve Fife of Lubbock, Texas. My father was an active member of the Cushman Club of Texas and man did he love his Cushman’s. My dad did join in multiple rallies and participated in some of your events I believe. Unfortunately my father passed peacefully on April 28th of this year.

Our condolences to the Fife family.