Former Lufkin Panther T. J. Turner dead at age 46

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - Former Lufkin Panther T. J. Turner has died following complications from a stroke.

Turner a standout football player for Lufkin, went on to play for the University of Houston and was drafted by the Miami Dolphins in the 3rd round (81st overall) of the 1986 draft, he played defensive end and nose tackle.

Funeral services are scheduled for Saturday morning at 11 at First Missionary Baptist Church in Lufkin.  Turner was 46 years old.

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