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Virgil Turner

July 9, 1927 — September 5, 2016

Virgil Turner

Virgil Alfred Turner, 89, of Texas City, passed away September 5, 2016 at St. Luke's Hospital.

Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m., Friday, September 9, 2016 at Emken-Linton Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Galveston Memorial Park. Visitation will be 6:00 - 8:00 p.m., Thursday, September 8, 2016 at Emken-Linton Funeral Home in Texas City.

Virgil was born in San Jacinto County on July 9, 1927 to parents, Ola Mae and William Vergie Turner. He was captain of the football team at Coldsprings High School and a member of the United States Navy in World War II. After his discharge from the Navy, he married Laura McCandless on June 17, 1949. Together they raised four children. Following a career as a pipefitter and supervisor at Monsanto and Sterling in Texas City, he enjoyed spending time with his family on his property in Colmesneil, Texas where he grew Christmas trees for many years. He was a member of the pipefitters union for 68 years. As a member of Memorial Baptist Church in La Marque and Temple Baptist Church in Texas City, he taught Sunday school for over 40 years.

Virgil was preceded in death by his parents, sisters, Georgie, Lula and Vergie Mae, and brothers, Jackie and Maurice.

Survivors include Laura, his loving wife of 67 years, sons William (Bill) and wife Lynn of Sugar Land, Texas and Gary of Bayou Vista, Texas and daughters Sue and husband Alan of Spring, Texas and Judy and husband Danny of Santa Fe, Texas. His grandchildren include Jennifer, Courtney and husband Travis, Caroline, Alisha and husband William, Katherine, Ashley and husband Gabe, Kelsey, Cameron and Erin. His great grandchildren include Kimberly, Audrey, Treʹ, Laura, Alyssa, Travis, Hudson and Julia Rose. Papa was loved by all of his children and grandchildren and his deep affection for his family showed in everything that he did.

Pallbearers will be Alan Hall, Danny Palmer, Gabe Gonzalez, William Baumgartner, Treʹ Morales, and Cameron Turner.

The family would like to thank Dr. Justin Merszei, Dr. David Fish and Texas City Dialysis for their loving care over the years. They would also like to thank Reverend Rudy Rios and the congregation of Temple Baptist Church for their devotion and fellowship.

Visitation


EmkenLinton Funeral Home
5100 Emmett F. Lowry Expressway
Texas City, TX  77592
Thursday, September 8, 2016
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Service


Funeral Service

EmkenLinton Funeral Home
5100 Emmett F. Lowry Expressway
Texas City, TX  77592
Friday, September 9, 2016
11:00 a.m.

Cemetery


Galveston Memorial Park
7301 Memorial Drive
Hitchcock, TX  77563
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