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Richard (Dick) Floyd Turnbaugh

1931 - 2016

Richard (Dick) Floyd Turnbaugh, 84, returned to his Lord Sunday, May 8, 2016. He was born February 17, 1931 to Floyd and Dora Turnbaugh in Boise, Idaho.

When he was young, Dick moved with his family to southern Oregon. He graduated from Phoenix High School in 1950. Dick served in the U.S. Army on the front line during the Korean War until the armistice in July 1953, then served in the 187th Airborne Division, earning an honorable discharge in 1954.

Dick worked in the lumber industry until his retirement. He was a member of the Lions Club, serving for many years in the civic and charitable works of the organization. He was also a member of the American Legion. After serving a number of years on the City of Talent Planning Commission, Dick was elected Mayor of the City of Talent, serving from 1977 to 1978.

Dick was an avid outdoorsman, enjoying hunting, fishing, water skiing, RV-ing and ocean watching, especially along the Oregon coast. He was also a member of a local sports car club for many years, winning trophies in many races.

Dick is survived by his wife of 45 years, Phyllis; his three stepchildren, Kenneth Lewis, Kim Walker (Terry), and Kelly Lewis (Sheena); his brother, Donald (Lynette); two nephews, Donald and James; seven grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, May 13, 2016 at Hillcrest Memorial Chapel, 2201 N. Phoenix Road, Medford, Oregon, 97504.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to Dove Ministries or Disabled American Veterans.

Richard (Dick) Floyd Turnbaugh