Stanley Graham Turner, 53, a Washington resident and property manager with the Bureau of Mines in the Interior Department, died Aug. 28 in a swimming accident while on vacation near Hawkins, Tex.

A spokesman for the Texas Park & Wildlife Service said the accident occurred while Mr. Turner was swimming in a pond near Hawkins.

Mr. Turner was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., and reared in Washington. He graduated from Armstrong High School and attended Howard University. He served in the Air Force from 1951 to 1954.

He was a purchasing agent with the old Freedmen's Hospital from 1956 to 1965 and then worked for the General Services Administration. He joined the Bureau of Mines in 1969. He was the recipient of two Interior Department outstanding performance awards.

Mr. Turner was a member of St. Mary's Episcopal Church and the Patuxent Rod and Gun Club.

His marriage to the former Nancy Asbury ended in divorce. His second wife, the former Sue Murray, died in 1977.

Survivors include a daughter by his first marriage, Penny Ann Turner, and his mother, Hazel A. Turner, both of Washington, and three sisters, Dr. Leona Turner of New York City, and Alameda Hansborough and Hazel Black, both of Washington.