Larry L. Turner

The sound of music surrounded the life of Larry L. Turner. A special agent with the Department of Defense Investigative Services, Turner played clarinet in the St. John Baptist Church orchestra. Music was his “first love”, according to those who knew him best. Turner, 43, also was devoted to his church, where he served as a deacon, Sunday school teacher and in the transportation ministry. Turner and his wife, Dianne, had been married for 22 years. A former Oklahoma state trooper, he had two sons and a grandchild that friends called “the apple of his eye.” Turner was a 1981 graduate of the University of Central Oklahoma and joined the Defense Investigative Services as Special Agent in 1986. He belonged to King David Lodge, and also had been a member of the Black Troopers Association and the Omega Psi Phi fraternity. Remembered for his outgoing personality, Turner also was active in sports, playing tennis, racquetball, and golf.