Condolence & Memory Journal

Jimmy and I were cousins (our mothers sisters). As a high school student when he was running for Lt. Governor I nailed his political poster to just about every tree, pole and fence post in Fannin County. We (especially my mom) was so proud of him and his accomplishments. Joanie - even though I never met you I know you had to be special to spend so many years with Jimmy!

Posted by Jack London - Glenshaw, PA - Family   February 25, 2019


Joanie, we were so blessed to have Lynn share cousin Jimmy's funeral with us on Facebook livestream. Us Turman cousins in the DFW area were able to be with you all in spirit. Who wouldn't love Jimmy? He was oh so smart, kind, sweet, such a gentleman, and oh so handsome! In our hearts forever.

Posted by Judy Vick - Fort Worth, TX - Family   February 23, 2019


Dear Joanie ---
I remember the first time I met you and Jimmy when he came knocking on my front door asking for some Bill White yards signs since he had heard I had plenty. He was not going to go away until I opened the door! We then stood outside and we talked for at over an hour. Oh the stories he told. I was always mesmerized by his these every time we got together..... Sending you my love and may peace be with you and your family in the days, weeks, and months to come.

Posted by Jo Ann Richmond - Briarcliff, TX - Friend   February 23, 2019

Dearest Joanie-
We were blessed to have you and Jimmy next door to us for so many years. Jimmy was an amazing person- compassionate and funny, opinionated yet respectful, generous with his time, and truly a joy to be around. What a gift for our children to have grown up knowing him. We love you both and miss you tremendously!

Posted by Linda Aldrich - Briarcliff, TX - Friend   February 23, 2019


My grandmother talked often about Jimmy. And how proud she was of him
Lynn Jones

Posted by Eva Jones - Mesquite, TX - Family   February 21, 2019

I was lucky to have a desk next to Mr. Truman while working at the Comptrollers Office. He was a fine man who treated everyone with kindness and respect. We shared many many stories about East Texas (my grandparents home) and state government (my father worked for the Governors office during his speakership). The state has lost a fine man.

Posted by Rick Travis - Austin, TX - Coworker   February 21, 2019

So lucky to have gotten to know Jimmy as a friend and neighbor. My life is better because of him and he will truly be missed.

Posted by Ray Rosenberg - Briarcliff, TX - Friend   February 20, 2019