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1935 Tom 2015

Tom Thurman Jr

August 31, 1935 — December 25, 2015

Tom Thurman Jr.

Tom Thurman Jr. passed away Friday December 25, 2015. He was a life -long resident of White County.

He graduated from White County High School and attended Tennessee Tech on a basketball scholarship. He graduated from Tech and began a short teaching and coaching career at East Sparta Elementary School. In 1965 he became involved in the family business, Thurman's Funeral Home. He retired in 2003.

He was a life-long member of Central Church of Christ, where he had been active in church leadership. Tom was a great lover of the outdoors and enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was also an avid UT football fan. He and his wife Sarah were amateur radio operators.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Sarah Snodgrass Thurman and a grandson, Caleb Nathaniel Kidd. He is survived by a son, Jim Thurman, and wife, Betty; a daughter, Sharon Kidd and husband, Randy; a grandson, Matt Thurman. He is also survived by his very special friend and companion, Claudine Smith. In addition, he is survived by brothers, Joe Thurman and Bobby Thurman, and several nieces and nephews. Also a sister in law, Leta Snodgrass.


At his families request there will be a private funeral.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers that donations be made to Happy Haven Children's home or any charity of your choice in his name.

Please sign the online guestbook at Thurman Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Tom Thurman Jr, please visit our flower store.


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