Wesley Lee Turnbow
November 8, 1932 ~ March 1, 2023
Mt. Pleasant, TX
Resided in: Bryan, TX
Wesley Lee Turnbow, a resident of Bryan, Texas, died at age 90 March 1, 2023 at home with his wife, Sonia, and son, John at his bedside.
Wes was born in Mount Pleasant, Texas on November 8, 1932 to his parents Wesley Thomas Turnbow and Willie Mae Musgrove Turnbow. He lived in many cities in Texas during his childhood and graduated from Pasadena High School in Pasadena, Texas in 1951. In his year book he said he wanted to be an electrical engineer and his philosophy was to mind his own business.
Wes, joined the Air Force in 1952 for 4 years and served as a radar operator in French Morroco during the Korean War. In civilian life Wes served 40 years of Professionalism and Excellence in Air Traffic Control Service. His call sign was “One Whiskey Tango”. His initials being WT, he like to introduce himself as West Texas from East Texas since he was born in Mount Pleasant, Texas. He was proud of being a Texan,
Wes loved to dance and accompanied childhood girl friends to dance lessons at the age of 12. Dancing became his hobby. Women frequently asked his wife if he could dance with them.
Wes is a member of the First Baptist Church in Navasota where he lived for twelve years. Wes was a member of the American Legion Post 159 in Bryan, Texas.
Wesley Lee Turnbow is preceded in death by his father, Wesley Thomas Turnbow and mother, Willie Mae Musgrove Turnbow, his two brothers, James Markley Turnbow and John William Turnbow.
He is survived by his wife, Sonia Turnbow; son, John Michael Turnbow and wife Hortensia of Houston, Texas; daughter, Laura Lee Turnbow Mendez and husband, Gabe, of Marietta, Ga.; step-children, Larry Wayne Medearis and wife, Teresa, of College Station; Leah Marie Medearis Frerichs and husband, Steve, of Lorena, Texas; and Nanci Rene’ Medearis Hall and husband Bob of Lorena, Texas. He is also survived by 6 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.
Funeral services for Wes: 11:00 AM, Tuesday, March 7, 2023 at Callaway-Jones Funeral Center in Bryan. Interment will be at 1:00 PM at City of College Station Cemetery.
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Interment: March 7, 2023 1:00 pm
College Station City Cemetery
2530 Texas Ave S
College Station, TX 77840