Confirmed:Charles Turner, Retired US Air Force, Vietnam (102-20) 9 OCT 2020

October 9, 2020 @ 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Lowe's Home Improvement
1470 Austin Hwy
San Antonio, TX 78209

The family of Mr. Charles Martin Turner, a US Air Force (Ret.) Veteran, requests the presence and participation of the San Antonio Patriot Guard Riders at the graveside rendering of military honors of their loved one.  We are honored to accept this invitation.

Charles Martin Turner March 13, 1939 – September 10, 2020

It is with a broken heart and tear-filled eyes that we announce the passing of Charles “Chuck” Martin Turner, our beloved father, grandfather, brother and friend. He was born in Perrysville, IN., the 2nd son and 4th child to the late Dana Herman Turner and Audrey Geneva Turner.

Master Sergeant Turner was predeceased by his wife of 36 years, Barbara Ann Turner. He was also predeceased by his siblings, Margaret Ballard, Dean Turner and Russell L. Turner of Indiana, by his Uncle Robert Boswell of Pasadena, TX and by his stepson, Keith Conley of Valdosta, GA.

Chuck is survived by his children, Charlene Kaye Turner, Richard Lee Turner of Woodstock, GA., and Charles Michael Turner of Kyle, TX., by his granddaughter, Kaitlynn Ariel Turner of San Marcos, TX., by his stepson, Gary Conley of Valdosta, GA., by his grandsons, Cameron and Colby Conley of Valdosta, GA., and by his siblings, Helen Thomas, Thelma Roth and Bonnie Turner-O’Neill of Indianapolis, IN., as well as his many nieces and nephews.

Chuck was a 20-year veteran of the United States Air Force where he served as a bomb technician. In 1961, he was stationed at Carswell Air Force Base in Ft. Worth, Texas. He fell in love with Texas and decided that he wanted to retire there. In 1972, he was stationed at Bergstrom Air Force Base- it was then that he decided to retire and make a home in Austin, TX. He established a farm there and spent many of his final years doing what he loved most- enjoying the Texas hill country with his family.
We will never forget the overwhelming warmth and kindness that Charles Martin Turner exuded and the light he brought to all of our lives. Please know that he was a HUGE Longhorn fan- a season ticket holder every year with his best friend, Danny Diaz of Austin, TX. Let us all send him to his glory with a big Hook ‘Em Horns!

WEATHER:  Hi 85 / Lo 71, 14% Chance of Rain, 82% Humidity, Wind: 6 mph ENE

REQUESTOR:  Doug DuBois, Family SPOX

STAGING:  12:30 pm, Friday, October 9, 2020
Lowe’s Home Improvement
1470 Austin Hwy
San Antonio, TX 78209

BRIEFING:  12:45 pm

KSU:  1:00 pm (Semper Gumby)

INTERMENT:   1:30 pm – Shelter #3 (Call to Verify)
Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery
1520 Harry Wurzbach Rd
San Antonio, TX 78209

RC:   Jim “Red” Hefner

FC:   Pat “Captain” Jopling



1. Iron horses if you can, cages are always welcome and appreciated and unless under special circumstances not allowed in processions. You do not have to have a motorcycle to participate in honoring our veterans.

2. Safety First: Please remember to properly hydrate (including the night before) before any outdoor activity and to dress appropriately. Do not hesitate to take a break at any time if you feel you need to get in the shade or get indoors and always ask for help at any time. Also please do not forget your sun screen.

3. Please remember that our mission is to stand tall and silent, and with honor and. NO TALKING, SMOKING, CHEWING OF TOBACCO PRODUCTS, OR CELL PHONE USE IN THE FLAG LINE!

4. Cemeteries are hallowed ground. Please keep radios off and engine noise to a minimum. Observe the 15 MPH speed limit. Show our respect to ALL who are in attendance.

5. If riding/driving a motorcycle on Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, which is located within a Military Installation, you will need to wear closed toe shoes, long sleeve shirt, gloves, DOT approved helmet, eye protection, long pants, and boots/shoes that cover the ankle.

 ***Safety Notice***
Before volunteering and/or attending any San Antonio Patriot Guard Riders missions we encourage you to review all safety information below.  Included are some potential safety concerns to be aware of, however this does not include the full scope of all potential hazards.  Anyone attending any San Antonio Patriot Guard Riders mission understands that they do so at their own risk. Neither the Patriot Guard Riders Organization nor its representatives are liable for any damages incurred on any PGR mission or event.
Funeral Processions/Escorts
EVERY RIDER IS SOLELY RESPONSIBLE for their own safety at all times while riding in a funeral procession.

At NO TIME are any riders authorized to block any intersection or otherwise block or impede traffic laws in any way.  Only Law Enforcement officials are authorized to block and/or impeded the lawful flow of traffic.

If you choose to fly a flag on your bike you are SOLELY RESPONSIBLE for ensuring it is secured and not a danger to any other rider or traffic.

Warm Regards,
Bob “Pizza Man” Johnson
Deputy State Captain
San Antonio Patriot Guard
Honor, Dignity, Respect
Cell: (562) 413-2223