Albert L. Turner

Published 8:32 pm Saturday, March 20, 2021

Albert L. “Sonny” Turner, age 85, died March 18, 2021, at Sentara Obici Hospital.

He was the son of the late Letcher R. and Lizzie Crocker Turner. He was predeceased by his sister, Mildred Turner Downey, his brothers, Thurman R. Turner, Willie James Turner, Robert L. Turner, Cleveland Leon Turner, Raymond L. Turner; and nephew, Martin L. Downey. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 48 years, Judy Sheets Turner. He is also survived by his nephews, Allen R. Turner (Judy) and Charles W. Turner (Debbie). Also left to cherish his memory are nieces Ashley N. Turner (Ryan West), Tonia Downey Rhodes, and Vicki Mottley, as well as his sister-in-law, JoAnn Finderson (Tommy) plus great-nieces, -nephews and cousins.

He worked 19 years at Smithfield Packing Company in the truck shop; however, he retired from Norfolk Naval Shipyard, Shop 38.

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There will be a graveside service at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 21, 2021, at St. Luke’s Cemetery. Pastor Roderick Clayton will be officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Riverview United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 288, Rescue, VA 23424. Online condolences may be registered at