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Walter Sanderson Turner

Montgomery, Alabama

Feb 7, 1939 – Feb 26, 2018 (Age 79)


February 7, 1939
February 26, 2018
Montgomery, Alabama


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Leak Memory Chapel Obituary

Walter Sanderson Turner, 79,entered God's nearer presence on Monday, February26, 20 18,after an extended illness. Walter was born on February 7, 1939 to Hazel Sanderson and Charles John Turner. A life-long resident of Montgomery,he graduated from Sidney Lanier High School in 1957. He then...

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Walter was a very kind, thoughtful friend, who was an excellent student and great role model for entering law students. He was a true professional in every sense of the word.

When I was a law student at the University of Alabama, I had the pleasure of knowing Walter as a friend. He was a very diligent, kind and honorable young man who was always very helpful and had a dry sense of humor. He was also a wonderful role model for us who were starting our journey in the law profession. When I found it necessary to leave school to reassess my career plans and bid him farewell, he was understanding and encouraged me to explore my options. While that was my last time to...

I met Walter around 2008 when he presided over several administrative cases that I tried. As a young lawyer I found his legal insight to be perceptive, his demeanor genteel, and his sense of justice soundly rooted. I was lucky to learn from him. He was a good man and kind, and I will miss him.

Offering my deepest condolences to the family during this difficult time.
Please be comforted by the expressions given at Isaiah 61: 1, 2.

May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.

For me, the world is a lonelier place with Walter's passing. During all of the 59 years of our friendship, his voice was always one of kindness, humor, wit, and wisdom. Walter had an indelible soul, and his wonderful wife and family, as well as his many friends, will miss him mightily, but they will never forget him.