Bobby Turner

turner, b pic - cropped for websiteBobby Wayne Turner, 72, of Texas City, passed away Saturday, March 21, 2015, in Texas City. He was born February 19, 1943, in Huntsville, Texas, to Grady and Minnie Turner. Bobby served in the National Guard as a medic and then later a cook. He was a founding member of the Texas City Bass Club, which is what got him started in taxidermy. Bobby was a self-taught Wildlife Artist and owner of Bass Taxidermist which he started in 1970 and Lone Star Taxidermy Supply in 1984. He was very active in the taxidermy community by serving on committees and attending conferences every chance he could.
Bobby is preceded in death by his parents and three brothers: Carl Turner, Leon Turner, and Grady Turner, Jr. He is survived by his wife of 51 years Linda Turner; daughter Laura Turner Hawkins (James Sones); son Randy Turner (Michelle Phillips); granddaughters: Rebecca Hawkins, Kaitlyn Hawkins, and Lindsey Hawkins; great grandson Caleb Mitchell; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A visitation will be held on Thursday, March 26, 2015 from 4:00PM to 6:00PM with a Memorial Service to follow at 6:00PM at the James Crowder Funeral Home in La Marque, Texas with Pastor Kevin Herrin officiating.


  1. I will truly miss Uncle Bobby. I have such fond memories of the days spent together when I was a child playing in the backyard with the cousins in Texas City or at the farmhouse in Lovelady. He was always such a gentle man with a great sense of humor. In every memory I have, he is smiling. I pray for peace and comfort for the entire family as we move forward with the legacy of love and kindness that he leaves behind.

    Dena Coots
  2. Bobby was one of the best men I’ve had the pleasure of knowing. For over 30 years he and Randy helped preserve many of my families hunting and fishing memories and I greatly enjoyed my visits with Bobby. My families thoughts and prayers are with Linda, Randy, Laura, his granddaughters and great grandson and all other family members. Bobby will truly be missed, Texas City lost a really good man.

    Les Daughtry Jr
  3. Linda I am so very sorry for your loss. Please know that you are in my thoughts & prayers

    Patti Shelton
  4. I am going to miss cruising with Bobby, so much. I really enjoyed his company , he was one of the best men, I have known.

    Rodney Smith
  5. Our deepest condolences to all Bob’s family and friends.

    From The Heart Florist of Texas City
  6. Linda, AJ and I are so very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    Linda Alexander
  7. Linda, I am so very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the family.

    Cathy Touchton

    Cathy Touchton
  8. We are very sorry for your loss! Your family is in our thoughts and prayers!

    Ty Kubena; Bobby, Dena and Hunter Kana

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