Deputy (retired) Andrew Turner, Jr., 90 of Navasota, Tx. was born May 01, 1929 in Brazos Co.,Bryan, Tx. to the parentage of Andrew, Sr & Lillie M. Sabb Turner and received his early school education in that community, as well as farming in that area.
Later in life he moved to Grimes Co., Tx., met and married the former Miss Mary jane Minor of Anderson, Tx., to which union six children were born.
Mr. A. Turner, Jr. was employed @ Navasota's Triangle Grocery; Turner, Pierce Fultz Hardware, & worked as a meat processor, during his lifetime.
Andrew, Jr. was the first black Policeman, in the City of Navasota Law Enforcement Dept. Upon retirement, Officer Turner, joined the Grimes Co, Law Enforcement Division and retired, after 20 yrs. of svc., as a Grimes Co. Sheriff's Deputy.
He received a Lifetime Achievement award , Dec. 2014, for a combined 46 yrs., in Law Enforcement.
Mr. Turner was married to the former Ms. Ruby M. Banks, to which union, one son, Philip was born; and to Mrs. Mary Smart, both of Navasota. Mr. Andrew, Jr, was predeceased by his former spouses.
A.T. enjoyed his remaining yrs., at his residence, and was provided care by his children, and Wellness provider, Larry Banks and spouse.
Mr. Turner was also predeceased by a brother, Joe Turner; sons, Freddie and David Turner, and two great grandchildren.
Officer Andrew Turner, Jr. was interred next to his son, David in the ( Earl Frazier Section ) City of Navasota Cemetery Nov. 04, 2019, with honors provided by Combined Law Enforcement of the Brazos Valley, Tx. & the State of Tx.