Steven Jack “Buck” Turner was inducted into the South Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame. He was nominated by a dear friend and former Cowboy of the Year, Roy Alonzo.
His children shared a bit of information on their dad who passed away on December 14, 2016.
His oldest daughter, Nacona, said that his wife was his number one joy with his three kids coming in close behind, but that her dad’s passion for working cattle and being a hand was almost as immeasurable. This passion was shown by his words, hands and actions.
His son, Wesley, said that working, riding and being among other cowboys in the field brought him a pure joy. It was the thing he desired most and he always wanted to share it with his children.
Steve’s youngest daughter, Jesse, remembered that at their father’s funeral the pastor preached on one verse; 1 Thessalonians 4:11-12, “Make it your ambition to lead a quiet life: you should mind your own business and work with your hands, just as we told you, so that your daily life may win the respect of outsiders and so that you will not be dependent on anybody.”
Karen Turner with her children Nacona, Wesley, and Jesse, daughter-in-law Megan, sons-in-law Dale Ray and Alex, along with grandchildren Emalee Jean, Paige Marie, Katherine Mae, Ella Ray, Parker Jo, Ulysses Goodnight, Turner Jack, Walton Otto, and Whitney Kate, accepted this honor on behalf of Steve.
Jesse said, “Dad wasn’t perfect but he humbled himself always, stood up for the little guy, served his family and friends and loved others. I see Christ in the man he was and am forever proud. His children and grandchildren are living on his legacy and we will always uphold the cowboy way.”
They would like to thank Roy Alonzo for his nomination and making this honor possible. Roy handmade a rawhide slide for the bandanna that was presented to the family.