My friend Tman's real name was Turner. He grew up in Alabama, in a small town named Eutaw. He went to college at the University of Alabama and graduated with a Degree in Civil Engineering. His grades were so high that the University offered him a scholarship for a Master's degree and he took them up on it. After earning his Master's in Civil Engineering, his grades were so high that the University offered him a scholarship for a Doctorate, but he decided he wanted to go to work.
He shortly took a job in the Engineering Department at the Texaco Refinery at Port Arthur, Texas. That's where I met him, over 25 years ago.
I was talking to a friend in his office, when Turner came in and we met. My friend George told Turner he needed a small screwdriver and Turner took one from his pocket and handed it to George. I said, "That's a Smith and Wesson screw driver", and he said, "It sure is. Are you a gun nut?" I said I was and we started talking guns and it was the start of a long friendship.
Turner eventually became the Chief Civil Engineer at Texaco Port Arthur Refinery. One of his last projects was to be in charge of building a new Catalytic Dewaxing Unit, a 100+ million dollar project, that he brought in early and under budget. He then retired.