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Saidor Hopson Turman

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Posted: Wednesday, November 6, 2013 8:57 pm

Saidor Hopson Turman passed away on Monday, Nov. 4, 2013, surrounded by family and friends. He was born Dec. 31,1952, in Sonora, to Austin Davis and Namiko Turman.

With a love for creation and his family, Saidor 'Hoppy' Turman inspired most everyone he talked to. Anyone who knew him knew that there would always be an engaging conversation on nature, and the most current disease to the animal population. His love for nature, however, is what proved to him that there is a Creator.

Baptized on Jan. 28,1967, at the age of 16, and until his death, he was an active servant of Jehovah. His 44 years of volunteer service as a Jehovah's Witness included serving as an elder for many years, and participating on the RBC. His love for this service was deeply impressed on his surviving children, Miko, 21, Nevada, 18, and Kenji, 17. His support for helping his kids do their utmost to continue in this volunteer service was well known.

Along with his volunteer work, and job as a wildlife biologist for the USDA, Hoppy spent the last two decades cultivating a life and future for his family on a ranch outside of Fort Stockton. The ranch was Hoppy's way to show friends the fun and beauty in nature.

He is also survived by his younger brother, Patton Gill, and his wife Dava, and Gill and Dava’s two children, Levi and Tamrin, and Levi’s wife, Elizebeth, and their children, Austin and Audrey; as well as Uncle Bill Harris, and other cousins in the local area.

Special thanks to the following families: Gordons, Forneys, Blancos, Williams, Urbans and Montoya.

Memorial services will be at the Pecos County Civic Center on North Highway 285 in Fort Stockton, on Saturday, Nov. 9, ,at 1 p.m.

Arrangments are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel of Odessa.

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