Roy V. Turcotte Jr.
Jun 20, 2012
Born in Vicksburg, he was the son of the late Roy Vernon Turcotte Sr. and Wilhelmina Cassino Turcotte. Mr. Turcotte was a graduate of St. Aloysius High School in the Class of 1959. He was a graduate of General Motors Institute in Flint, Mich., and, after entering the Navy, graduated from the Naval Officer Training School in Newport, R.I. He later served as an officer on the USS Turner as a lieutenant junior grade.
Mr. Turcotte was a service representative for General Motors Corporation for 22 years and was employed by George Carr Motors and the City of Vicksburg. He was a member of the Vicksburg Lions Club and other community activities.
Mr. Turcotte was a communicant of St. Michael Catholic Church.
He is survived by his wife, Katherine Meyer Turcotte of Vicksburg; four sons, Jeff Turcotte (Doris) of Albuquerque, N.M., Greg Turcotte (Sherrie) of Seminary, Miss., Tim Turcotte (Lisa) of Lexington, Ky., and Steve Turcotte of Vicksburg; 15 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; a sister, Rosalie T. Garner (Jack) of Oxford; and a brother, Randy V. Turcotte of Vicksburg.
A funeral Mass will begin at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Michael Catholic Church. Interment will be at Cedar Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 until 7 tonight at Riles Funeral Home with prayers at 7 p.m.
Pallbearers will be Randy Turcotte, Bert Turcotte, Paul Garner, Andy Garner, Jack Garner, Buddy Meyer, Tyler Turcotte and Anthony Turcotte.
Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Vicksburg Lions Club, Nick Lavecchia Jr. and John Bove.
Memorials may be made to the Vicksburg Lions Club, P.O. Box 820223, Vicksburg, MS 39182.