Artis Omeazie Turman

December 28, 1941 ~ September 12, 2019 (age 77)


Artis Omeazie Turman was born in Marshall Texas on December 28, 1941. He was raised by his aunt Clara Jones.

Immediately after graduating from high school, “Art” as he was affectionally known by many, enlisted into the US Navy in Fort Worth, TX. In June of 1962 Art was transferred to Treasure Island as a Cadet Engineer specializing in Water Maintenance. In 1966 he left San Francisco and moved to San Diego to be closer to his aunt Clara and establish residence where he worked many small end jobs. You could always stop in to Green Cat Liquor Store and have a good conversation with him. 

Art was employed with the City of San Diego Parks and Maintenance Department as Manager for thirty years. He loved setting up for the different events that occurred through the city, especially if it was a Jazz event. After retirement he just couldn’t sit at home, he decide to come out of retirement and work with Costco as a vendor. Didn’t I tell you that he loved to have conversations. He was a very respectful, generous, and honorable man that we all loved and cherished.

On September 12th, God decided it was time for Art to take another adventure in life and fly home and have those exciting conversations with him and many others.

Art was preceded in death by his aunt Clara Jones and two brothers. He is survived by his wife Dorothy; son Loren Turman; stepchildren Darnesha, La Tonya, and Irvin Torian; grandchildren Loren, Jr., Sheilayah, and Leashaye Turman, Anthony, Ashley, Shaniqua, Danielle, Dorrion, Irvin, and Taylor Torian; great-grandchildren Jordan, Lee’ Annie, Neil, Nicholas, Calvin, Lyric, Ayvianah, and Rio, as well as many more family and friends.

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September 24, 2019

4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Preferred Cremation & Burial Chapel
6406 University Avenue
San Diego, CA 92115

Funeral Service
September 25, 2019

11:00 AM
Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church
3045 Greely Ave
San Diego, CA 92113

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