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Glen Turner, security guard at sports venues

May 5, 1945 – June 14, 2013

Glen Turner, a security guard at a number of Buffalo sporting venues, died June 14 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., after suffering a heart attack. He was 68.

Born in Troy, Ala., he graduated in the early 1960s from Ashford Colored High School, where he played fullback on the football team. He moved to Buffalo’s Fruit Belt neighborhood in the late 1960s and joined the Buffalo Special Police volunteer patrol force.

Mr. Turner worked as a security guard at events in War Memorial Stadium and Memorial Auditorium, HSBC Arena, Holland Speedway and other venues. Most recently he provided security at the Community Action Organization/Drug Abuse, Research and Treatment clinic on Main Street. He retired in June 2011 and moved to West Palm Beach, Fla.

He also was a member of the Buffalo Gun Club.

He is survived by three daughters, Glenda, Glenna Evans and Jeanna Evans-Burgess; two brothers, Thomas and Sammual; and two sisters, Pearl Telfair and Catherine.

A memorial service will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in Miracle Missions Full Gospel Church, 406 Sycamore St.

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