Herbert C. Turner


Obituary Notice

Herbert C. Turner, 95, of Little Rock, died Friday, July 18, 2003. He was born on October 26, 1907 in Mulberry, AR and was raised in Ft. Smith. In 1941 he married Pattie Virginia Polk. Herbert worked his entire adult life calling on pharmacies and drug stores across the state of Arkansas, retiring when he was nearly 85. He was ordained a Deacon and an Elder at First Presbyterian Church where he also served as Sunday School Treasurer for many years. He was currently a member of Westover Hills Presbyterian Church.

He was predeceased by his wife Pattie Polk Turner on July 16, 2003. He is survived by his daughter, Betty Glenn and her husband, Carl, a granddaughter, Sharon Boyd and her husband, Patrick, two great-granddaughters, Erin and Ashlyn, and a sister Victoria Carroll of Ft. Smith.

A graveside service for Herbert and his wife will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday followed by a memorial service at Westover Hills Presbyterian Church at 11:00 a.m. Arrangements are by Ruebel Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to Westover Hills Presbyterian Church Music Program or to Arkansas Hospice.

Register Book

  • Our thoughts and prayers are with you all,
    God Bless you.
    Glenn West 
    Little Rock, Arkansas
    Email: rlsgew@aol.com
  • Betty, our thoughts are with you in the loss of your parents. Your dad and mother were such great people with hearts and lives dedicated to their faith, family, and friends.
    MG and Mrs. James M. Collins, Jr. (Linda and Jimmy)
    Major General, USA (Jimmy) and JH LIbrarian (Linda)
    Ft. Lewis, WA
    Email: landjcollins@msn.com
  • Jim and Mary Collins
    Little Rock, Arkansas
    Email: collinsrealty@swbell.net
  • Herbert always brought a smile to everyone he encountered. I well remember the coffees he and Pattie would attend between Sunday school and church. They were magnets for those of us who love life as Christians and yearn to share our joys together. I can only imagine the good he must have brought to his family and friends. I was shocked to hear that he died shortly after Pattie. When I spoke to my folks about it this morning, they said that he had been under hospice care and that his only wish was to outsurvive her. I guess that prayer got answered too!
    God Bless Betty and her family in this time of loss. I know Herbert and Pattie will be there when God calls each of us home as well. I look forward to being with them again.
    Charles M. Collins, MD 
    Portsmouth, Rhode Island
    Email: CCollinsMD@cox.net