Dennis “Bebo” Turner

Turner, Dennis 14Dennis “Bebo” Turner
Surrounded by his family at home, Bebo Turner, 65, went to be with God on his birthday, Sunday, July 13, 2014. Bebo was B.O.I. July 13, 1949. He graduated from Ball High School. After graduating from Ball High School, he attended Galveston College and worked for the Cotton Exchange. In 1974, Bebo was initiated into the Boilmaker’s Union Local 132. He had a FORTY year career as a boilermaker and he was dedicated to his Union. During his tenure he worked not only in Texas City, but traveled to numerous states. Bebo also served as the President for Local 132 for nine years, 1993-2002.
Bebo was an avid hunter, fisherman and beach bum. Even though his life was cut sort, he lived a full and happy life. One of his biggest joys was spending time with his grandchildren. He enjoyed retirement, visiting with old and new friends; he was the type of person anyone would like to call a friend.
He is preceded in death by his sister, Doris “Lala” Turner, his mother, Ruth Elizabeth Turner and father George Edwin Turner.
Bebo is survived by his wife of thirty years, Maxine, his daughters Amber TeBeest, Tiffany Masson and Sundaye Rodriguez and step-son Michael McClelland; Son-in-laws, Jason TeBeest, Eric Masson and John Rodriguez; grandchildren, Abigail TeBeest, Turner TeBeest, baby-to-be-TeBeest, Molly Masson, Lyla Masson, Nolan Masson, Marissa Rodriguez and Xavier Rodriguez.
He is also survived by siblings, David “Bubba” Turner and Donna Lynn Turner, as well as many cherished cousins, nieces and nephews.
A Memorial Service will be held in his honor at 3:00pm on Saturday, July 19, 2014 at the James Crowder Funeral Home, 401 Texas Ave, La Marque, Texas. The Memorial Service will be presided over by Son-in-Law, Deacon Jason TeBeest.

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  1. Beboo, you will be missed by your fishing buddy Richard and your egg man! GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY! See you later DADDY-O !

    Richard Corbett
  2. Bebo, Dennis, or Puma (as Mama Doll would say), son to my Dad and Mom, brother to my brother’s (Stephen better known as Rubber Head and Richard; and brother to my sisters Linda, Me, and Cathy. There are no words to describe the lose of our brother Bebo other than he never faltered in his sincere love for each of us. Nor will we ever falter in our sincere love for him. Our tears shall now be shed for our loving brother, Bebo.

    The Mancuso Family
    Carolyn Mancuso de la Houssaye

    Carolyn Mancuso de la Houssaye
    • Our Prayers and thoughts go out to the Turner Family. I had the privlege and honor to work with Daddy-O on an extended outage @ the British Petroleum Oil Refinery project in Toledo, Ohio 8 /9 years ago. We were paired as work partners and that same day we became friends like he knew me all his life. He talked about the joy he had knowing he had a wonderful family that he cared deeply about. I will surely miss him and he will not be forgotten. Many nights at work on our night shift at BP we would gaze up at the brilliant stars that were glowing and a discussion would follow how this great God even loved us little people down here and I would assure him that that was the reason that Jesus Christ died so that we could be redeemed with this faith . TheMorris Family, Layne and Stephanie

  3. Our prayers and condolences are with all of Dennis’s family. We enjoyed the times we spent with him during the last ten years. Our shared grandchildren, Abigail and Turner, talk about fishing and visiting with Papa Bebo.
    J.P. and Amy TeBeest

    Amy TeBeest
  4. gonna miss you and the times at Murphys

    Michael "Breadman" Hanby
  5. Bebo, you have always been much loved by ALL of you family. I will always have many happy and silly memories of you. Knowing you enjoyed life so much, and you were happy in the love of your family, friends and life – shows you had everything that we all seek. I thank you for your love of me,my daughter and my grandchildren.
    With all my love, your sister,
    Donna Lynn

    Donna Turner Banda
  6. Bebo you made my years in high school riding home on the bus fun and a new adventure every day. We laughed a lot and you flirted with me even though you knew I had a boyfriend. We lost touch for many years and then reconnected at I believe was our thirty year class reunion. It was as if no time had passed you still showed me the love and kindness you always had. I will never forget you.

    Marian Moore Milan

    Marian M. Milan
  7. Fly with the angels sweet Bebo

    Marian Milan
  8. Fly with the angels and go back to the sea you loved so much

    Marian Milan
  9. I’m sure gonna miss you cuz. You were a friend to everybody and I’m a better person for having known you.

    Larry Dale Turner

    Larry Turner
  10. My condolences to the family. Bebo was a fun and good story teller of his many fishing adventures. I was always delighted to see him when he would visit the Law firm (Burwell/Nebout). RIP I will miss him driving the BIG red Jeep!

    Pamela Wyatt
  11. just heard the grim news .. ole bud. … wish i was in the area but i’m 2000 miles away.. me , you and bubba had some great times growing up in galveston.. i miss you buddy… i left texas about 25 yrs ago and we have never contacted each other… about 3 or 4 days ago. for some unexplainable reason.. after decades .. i tried to find you via facebook… but couldn’t.. .. then today, a few hours ago. my daughter called me and told me … that you had passed away.. love you brother. tell bubba , don’t worry .. i’ll be coming along some day .. and we’re gonna have one heck of a super get-together !!

    mike mejia
  12. I will always fondly remember all the hunts and time spent together. Great memories.

    Chuck Stong, Jr
  13. Thank you so much to every one for your kind words and memories of my father. He truly loved life and his family and friends. His was a wonderful father, and an even more amazing grandfather. He will be forever missed in our lives and always remembered in our hearts.

    Amber Turner TeBeest
  14. So randomly you popped up in my head. I’m assuming because my dad JoJo Gonsoulin birthday just passed and I know you two, Rubber Head, Jimmy, and all the old Local 132 brothers and BOI brothers celebrated his big day. Roxanne and I are are better woman because of you. We will always be grateful for all the times you would run into us at Pricestar and would pick up the groceries bill. Knowing my dad was out of town so much you never skipped a beat with us. We now pay that same kindness forward… Miss you you dearly! RIP… gone but never forgotten. Love ya always!

    Jolena Gonsoulin

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