Help me find a Sax Player named Billy...

Help me find a Sax Player named Billy Bob Turner

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Old Rock n Roller

Saint Louis, MO

#1 May 31, 2011
I'm trying to locate an old friend, and band member from the late 1950's. He was a great Sax player and singer named Billy Bob Turner. He also worked as a guard out at the State Pen. If you have any information, please reply to this post and I will check in. Also looking for Dave, the guitar player, and R.C. Holmes, singer and rythym guitar. We all played at "The Village" and the "Jeffersonian Club" back in 58', 59', & 1960. I would like to get in touch with them again.
Ken Williams
Old Rock n Roller

United States

#2 Jun 15, 2011
Received some sad news today that Billy Bob had passed away about 17 years ago. Sorry to have missed you old friend. I guess Gabriel needed a great "Sax Man".
If R.C. or Dave are still out there, get in touch.
Allen Uptegrove

Jefferson City, MO

#3 Jun 20, 2011
Sorry to say, but our friend passed a few years ago. Billy Bob was a true gentleman and I too worked with him and RC on numerous occasions in the 60's 70's and 80's. He retired from MO, Dept of Corrections and it wasn't long thereafter that the world lost him.
Old Rock n Roller wrote:
I'm trying to locate an old friend, and band member from the late 1950's. He was a great Sax player and singer named Billy Bob Turner. He also worked as a guard out at the State Pen. If you have any information, please reply to this post and I will check in. Also looking for Dave, the guitar player, and R.C. Holmes, singer and rythym guitar. We all played at "The Village" and the "Jeffersonian Club" back in 58', 59', & 1960. I would like to get in touch with them again.
Ken Williams
Old Rock n Roller

United States

#4 Jun 22, 2011
Allen Uptegrove wrote:
Sorry to say, but our friend passed a few years ago. Billy Bob was a true gentleman and I too worked with him and RC on numerous occasions in the 60's 70's and 80's. He retired from MO, Dept of Corrections and it wasn't long thereafter that the world lost him.
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Thanks for your reply. I am sorry that I didn't try to make contact before now. You said you worked with RC. Do you have any information on him. If so, please let me know. Thanks!
By the way Allen, what do you play? I had a lot of fond memories playing music in Jeff City with Billy Bob, R.C., and Dave back in the late 50's.
Ken Williams
Knowforafact

Lexington, MO

#5 Apr 8, 2014
He died on Octoer 5th 1995!
Relative

Hannibal, MO

#6 Jun 15, 2014
Does anyone have any video's to share of Billy Bob and his band.
Please let me know..
Thanks,
Guest

Ash Flat, AR

#7 Jul 6, 2014
Its funny how one person sees another, the Billy Bob I knew used affirmative action to get promoted over others and whined until he got the Renz Farm and become a racist horndog. Might ought to ask some of the young female inmates what a great guy he was at Renz Farm. If he was still alive Donald Wyrick could tell you about BBT.
Ray

Pocahontas, AR

#8 Jul 27, 2014
Guest wrote:
Its funny how one person sees another, the Billy Bob I knew used affirmative action to get promoted over others and whined until he got the Renz Farm and become a racist horndog. Might ought to ask some of the young female inmates what a great guy he was at Renz Farm. If he was still alive Donald Wyrick could tell you about BBT.
Sounds like you knew the real Billy Turner, glad someone brought this up. I worked under him at Renz Farm and what you say is very true.

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