Personal Service, Peace of Mind, Pleasant Memories

Rudolph J. Turner

09/19/1962 - 11/18/2017

Viewing Information

A viewing will be held, Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at Metropolitan Funeral Service, Portsmouth Boulevard.

Service Information

A funeral service will be held, 11am, Wednesday, November 22, 2017
Grove Baptist Church
5910 W Norfolk Road Portsmouth VA

Interment Information

Albert G. Horton Veteran Cemetery
5310 Milners Road Suffolk VA

Rudolph Jerome Turner was born on September 19, 1962 in Portsmouth, Virginia. He is the son of the late Reuben S. Turner, Sr. and Juanita T. Turner. Rudolph attended the Chesapeake Public School system. Rudolph participated in a multitude of sporting activities but none so loved as his passion for football. Rudolph was a powerhouse football player at Western Branch High School where he received numerous awards, news articles and recognitions for football. Rudolph attended Hampton University on a ROTC scholarship where he received a Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics. Upon graduation, he entered his military career with the United States Army and served as a Captain. He was responsible for training and management of U.S. and Host-Nation personnel as well as security and maintenance of weaponry. While in the military, Rudolph became airborne and served abroad in Cologne, Germany. Rudolph entered the apprentice school with Newport News Shipyard and received his certification in 1994. Rudolph worked for over twenty-five years with Northrop Grumman Shipyard in Newport News, VA in engineering design and served as a senior designer. At an early age, Rudolph gave his life to Christ at Emanuel A.M.E. Church in Portsmouth, VA. In fact, Rudolph was “on fire” for Christ as a youth and was active in the youth department at the church. His mother would frequently say that Rudolph was going to be a preacher. He would carry his Bible around with him and quote scripture like a pastor. Rudolph was married to Paulette E. Turner and was a devoted step-father to her two sons, Lorenzo Parker and Phillip Parker. Rudolph and Paulette would take walks every day, rain or shine, during the course of their relationship. In the end, Paulette was there holding Rudolph’s hand as he re-affirmed his acceptance of Christ and gently passed from this life to his eternal home and resting place. Rudolph was truly loved and treasured by his family, friends, and community. He was a jack of all trades and could fix anything and everything. He was always willing to help you at the drop of a hat and for nothing in return. Often Rudolph would be at a relative’s home fixing a broken toilet, car or washing machine – you name it, he could fix it. Rudolph loved to bowl and enjoyed bowling with the Monday Night Mix Bowling League for many years. He prided himself in his bowling skills. He also loved to play cards and would play Bid Whist on the weekends with his brother and friends religiously. Rudolph was a kind, generous and gregarious person. He was a loyal and dedicated person whom you could always count on whether in good times or times of need or distress. He just had a way about him to console you or make you smile or laugh even when you thought the world was ending. His family remembers him most for being a man, who loved his family, sports and friends. He strongly believed you should enjoy life and not dwell on the negative. He is survived by two bothers: Mr. Graylin M. Taylor (Mary/Amber); Mr. Reuben Turner, Jr. (Darlene/Janeen); one sister: Mrs. Regina Sykes (Peter/Reggie/Jordan) and a host of family members and friends.

ASHLEY D AVERY SR CHECK, CHECK :TO THE FAMILY, MY SINCERE CONDOLENCES. MY HE R.I.P.
Posted: 11/22/2017
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Roxanne M. Potts It was honor to grow up and attends Western Branch High High school with Rudolph. He always had a kind and gentle spirit. Prayers are with the family.
Posted: 11/21/2017
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Alexander Avery Matthew 5:4 "Blessed are those who mourn for they will be comforted"
Posted: 11/21/2017
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Ashley D Avery Jr Revelation 21:4 "And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away"
Posted: 11/21/2017
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Turner White So sorry to hear about Rudolph. Even though I only met him a couple of times I could tell that he was a very intelligent but down to earth person. He is in a good place, no I mean the best place now. May God bless him. And God please continue to bless the entire family. Turner White
Posted: 11/21/2017
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The Cole Family We are so sorry for your loss. May you find comfort in family and friends (Proverbs 17:17). For additonal strength, may you find it in God who cares for you (1 Peter 5:7). Please accept our deepest condolences.
Posted: 11/21/2017
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