Turk passed away December 15, 2016, surrounded by his children in the home he lived in for 61 years. A memorial was held at North HS in Bakersfield, at the football field named in his honor. Here is his obituary from Bakersfield.com
Click here to LISTEN to Turk Eliades on Hometown Heroes
93-year-old Jordan “Turk” Eliades of Bakersfield, CA appears on episode #435 of Hometown Heroes, debuting September 2, 2016. A native of McGill, NV, Eliades played football for the University of Nevada before serving as a fighter pilot in the U.S. Army Air Corps in World War II.