Franklin R. Turner

Sunrise: October 28, 1940

Sunset: January 1, 2024

On January 1, 2024, our beloved Franklin Roosevelt Turner transitioned from this life and gained his wings. He was born in Franklin, VA on October 28, 1940 to the late Zena and Herbert Turner Sr. 

Franklin was a product of the Portsmouth Public Schools and proudly worked for the Merchant Sealift Command for over 38 years. Franklin was known by many names including Frank, Uncle Boe, and the infamous FT. 

Preceding Franklin in his death are his wife, Gladys Turner; his brother, Herbert Turner Jr.; two sisters, Eleanor Boyce and Frances Cornelius; and daughter, Zena Steele. 

He leaves to cherish his precious memories to his daughter, Frances (Troy) Darden of Chesapeake, VA; brother, Alvin (Towanna) Turner of Portsmouth, VA; three grandchildren, LaQuisha Turner, John Turner, and Keiatta (David) Garcia; two nephews, Kevin Jones Sr. and Felix Turner; one niece, Fair Turner; six great grandchildren; one stepdaughter, Paige (Wilroy) Hill of Portsmouth, VA; one step grandson, three step greatgrandchildren, host of relatives, friends, and a great loving, and caring care giver Harriett Nicholson. 

Viewing: Tuesday, January 9, 2024 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM Metropolitan Funeral Service 5605 Portsmouth Blvd. Portsmouth, Virginia Graveside Celebration of Life: Wednesday, January 10, 2024 1:00 PM Roosevelt Memorial Park 1101 Campostella Road Chesapeake, Virginia

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    LaQuisha Turner says

    Love you forever grand dad.. Give my mom a big huge and kiss when you see her n tell my dad I love him too

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    TOYA D. TURNER says

    Toya Daniels Turner
    My Condolences to Frances, ,LaQuisha, Mann and Keiatta and Alvin.
    Your Father, Grandfather, Brother while absent from your presence, will always continue to live in your hearts and memories.
    Aunt Toya

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    Valerie Hill says

    My condolences to the family, FT will be deeply missed, and our thoughts and prayers are with the family. Love Maurice and Valerie and Family

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    Brandi Smith says

    Our sincere condolences to the Turner family and close friends. Praying for your peace and healing during this difficult time. Love, the Smith family (Brandi, Mekhi, Sandra and Brandon)

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    Clyde "CJ" Johnson says

    My God bless and keep you always…

    your TCC family

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    Edna W Wright says

    We will truly miss Franklin. My condolences to his entire family 🙏
    Edna W Wright

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    Denise Rodgers Bynum says

    To Alvin and family, I just want you to know that God is still on his throne sitting high and looking low. Although I am so very sorry for your loss, I am happy for Heaven’s gain. You all are in my thoughts and prayers, and I am asking God to wrap his loving arms around you and give you comfort and peace.

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    Hazel Moore says

    . You have my heartfelt sympathy from hazel and family

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