Obituary: Bobby Alvin Turner

Published 10:02 am Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Bobby Alvin Turner, 75, passed away Thursday, June 14, 2012 in Mobile, Ala.

He was born on Sept. 11, 1936 in Luverne, Crenshaw County, Ala., and grew up in the Honoraville community. Mobile became his home in 1957.

He served in the U.S. Army and was a Korean War Veteran.

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He was employed as a Lineman with Alabama Power Company and retired with 35 years of service.

He was a member of Dauphin Way Baptist Church and Clyde Moore’s Sunday School Dept. and George U. Potter Masonic Lodge.

One of Bobby’s joys was time spent with his family, especially his grandchildren. A highlight in his life was being at his farm in Crenshaw County fishing, gardening, bird watching and visiting with neighbors and childhood friends who dropped by.

He was never happier than when sharing his special place with his Allegro buddies. Bobby was an avid Alabama Football fan, traveling thousands of miles from coast to coast in his RV to many stadiums to watch Alabama play football. He and his wife enjoyed traveling in their RV and had been to all 50 states.

Bobby possessed many God-given talents and excelled in whatever he did. Friends and family called on him to fix, build, repair or invent better ways of doing things, and Bobby welcomed the challenge.

Helping other was a way of life for him, and he strived to do something for others each day.

He is preceded in death by his father, Alvin Turner; mother, Mary Lou Stallings Turner; and sister, Betty Turner Leverette.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Celia Green Turner; daughters, Jan McNichol (Mike) and Cherry Dobson (Bobby); grandchildren, Christy Dobson Reid (Fraser), Josh Henebry, Bo Dobson, and Sean Henebry; great-granddaughter, Celia Frances Reid; sisters, Ann Lawrence (Roger) and Janet Whitaker; brother-in-law, William Leverette; sister-in-law, Sharon Green Roberts; and many nieces, nephews and friends.

Funeral services were held from the chapel of Radney Funeral Home on Dauphin Street on Saturday, June 16, 2012 at 2 p.m. The family received friends at the funeral home on Friday, June 15 from 5-8 p.m. Interment followed at Pine Crest Cemetery West.

Ministers for the service were Dr. Bill Whitfield, the Rev. Robert Paul and the Rev. William Leverette.

Serving as pallbearers were his grandsons, Josh Henebry, Bo Dobson, and Sean Henebry, as well as Blake Britt, Ben Cross, and Harold Thomas. Honorary pallbearers were Don Melton, Bill Stephens, Buddy Antoine, Buck Davison and his grandson-in-law, Fraser Reid.

The family will accept flowers or memorial donations may be made to Dauphin Way Baptist Church Building Fund, 3661 Dauphin St., Mobile, AL 36606 or M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, P.O. Box 4464, Houston, TX 77210-4464.