Walter Herbert Turner

May 31, 1920 - December 04, 2018

Walter Herbert Turner

Walter Herbert Turner, 98, of Nederland, died Tuesday, December 4, 2018. He was born May 31, 1920, in Kirbyville, to Essie Sims Turner and Walter Turner.

Walter was a United States Navy veteran. He served twenty-one years in submarine service retiring as a Senior Chief Electrician’s Mate. The Chief later worked at Levingston Shipbuilding Co. and in the maintenance department of Nederland Independent School District. He was a faithful member of First Baptist Church, Nederland and past president of the Silvertone Choir.

Survivors include his wife of seventy-three years, Verba Lee Turner; son, Barney Turner and his wife, Dawn, of St. George, Utah; daughters, Becky Bray and her husband, Bob, of Keller, Texas; and Ginger Cooper, of Nederland; grandchildren, Stacey Belnap, Herb Turner, Gary Turner, Amy Collett, Rachel Johnson, Maggie Junior, and Leah Vara; twenty-one great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews who will remember him fondly as “Uncle Herbert”.

He is preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Beatrice Turner and Kathryn Woosley; and brothers, J.C. Turner and Bobby Turner.

A gathering of Mr. Turner’s family and friends will begin at 1:00 p.m., with his funeral service at 2:00 p.m., Friday, December 7, 2018, at Broussard’s, 505 North 12th Street, Nederland. His interment will follow at Oak Bluff Memorial Park, Port Neches.

Memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church, Church Building Fund, 1911 Nederland Avenue, Nederland, Texas 77627.

Broussard's Mortuary - Nederland
505 N 12th Street Nederland, TX 77627
Friday, December 07, 2018
1:00 p.m.
Funeral Service
Broussard's Mortuary - Nederland
505 N 12th Street Nederland, TX 77627
Friday, December 07, 2018
2:00 p.m.
Oak Bluff Memorial Park
618 Block Port Neches, TX 77651

Comments (5)

  • Chaplain Ray Fritz

    19 December 2018 at 19:16 | #

    On behalf of the United States Submarine Veterans (USSVI), I offer our sincere condolences on Walter’s passing. You and your loved ones are in our thoughts and prayers. We are forever grateful for Walt’s service to our country in the U.S. Submarine Service. To our Brother of the Phin we say, “Sailor, rest your oar. We have the watch. May you rest in peace and may God bless your loved ones who remain. Thank you for your service to our country."
    “Now may the Lord of peace Himself give you peace always in every way.”
    2 Thessalonians 3:16.

    Turner, Walter H., EMC(SS), US Navy, Now on Eternal Patrol. Fair Winds and Following Seas to our departed shipmate.
    Walter’s record is posted online in the Eternal Patrol file on the USSVI website.

    I have one consolation that lives with me today.
    That God is near to them, in his own special way.
    So God in all Your mercy, keep near Thyself the soul,
    Of every Submariner, still on his final patrol.

    Lord, this departed shipmate with Dolphins on his chest
    is part of an outfit known as the best.
    Make him welcome and take him by the hand.
    You'll find without a doubt he was the best in all the land.

    So, heavenly Father add his name to the roll
    of our departed shipmates still on patrol.
    Let them know that we who survive
    will always keep their memories alive.

    Rev. Ray Fritz, Acting National Chaplain United States Submarine Veterans, USSVI.
    Carolina Piedmont Base, USSVI


  • Christopher and Pamela Smart

    07 December 2018 at 23:03 | #

    Aunt Verba Lee & Family,

    I'm sorry for your loss. He was a great man of God and we will miss him dearly. I wish we could of been there to celebrate his life with y'all. Ginger, please hug your mother for me and tell her y'all are always in my thoughts and prayers. Bryan will always hold dear his special birthday buddy.
    The Smart Family


  • Carol Corbin

    06 December 2018 at 20:05 | #

    Verba Lee and family,

    Please accept my condolences. in your sad loss.

    I met Mr. Turner a few times over the years (most memorably at the visitation for my mother, Eunice Day Andrues,, in March 2006). With his radiant smile, Mr. Turner impressed me as a very happy man. I admired that.


  • Bill & Sherri Locke

    06 December 2018 at 02:59 | #

    Sending our deepest sympathy for the Turner family..We will remember Mr. Turner as a sweet, Godly Christian man..May God bless the family with peace, strength & comfort, until we meet again..


  • Scott and Cynthia Burt

    06 December 2018 at 01:37 | #

    So very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts will be with you all during this time.


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