McMurtrey Funeral Home

McMurtrey Funeral Home

Friday, April 5, 2019


   Larry Luther Thurman, 61, of Hestand, died Thursday, April 4, 2019 at his home, with his wife by his side. Born March 5, 1958, he was the son of the late Maxey Thurman and Mary Magdaline Stephens Thurman, Tompkinsville, who survives. He was the husband of Sue Ellen Higgins Thurman. He worked as a sawyer at Graham-Hammer and James Ritter Lumber. He was top salesman at Birdwell Heating and Coolant for three years. Larry donated to various charities by walking in half marathons and was a 4H Leader for the Monroe County Mavericks for 20 years. He was a member of the Summer Shade Missionary Baptist Church.

   Survivors other than his wife, include three daughters, Emily (Vanessa) Thurman, Bugtussle, Alicia (Shannon)  Bowles, Glasgow and Kennedy Thurman, Tompkinsville; one step daughter Rachael (Josh) Deel, Georgetown, KY; one son Dalton Thurman, Tompkinsville; one step son Darren (Lauren) Varee, Atwater, OH; one sister Connie (Jamie) Jones, Gamaliel; one brother, Edward (Virginia) Thurman, Tompkinsville; 19 grandchildren; three great grandchildren; four nephews; and one niece.

   He was preceded in death besides his father, by one sister Pamela Jean Williams.

    Funeral services will be Sunday, April 7, 2019, 2:00 PM at Summer Shade Missionary Baptist Church with Brother Chad Harston officiating. Burial will follow in the Bailey Cemetery.

Visitation will be Saturday, April 6, 2019, 3:00-8:00 PM and on Sunday, April 7, 8:00-1:30 at McMurtrey Funeral Home at which time we will move to the church for the funeral service.

   In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Monroe County 4H or Summer Shade Missionary Baptist Church and may be left at the funeral home.


Meschell Odle said...

Sad to hear of his passing. My thoughts and prayers are with his family during this difficult time
I grew up with his family and enjoyed the time we all spent playing and going to school together.
Larry will be deeply missed

Unknown said...

Please know that you are all in our prayers and that we love you. With Larry's Promotion to Glory God has another angel. Bill and Karen

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