James W. Thurmon

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A graveside service for James William Thurmon, 92 of Chandler, will be held on Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at Noonday Cemetery with Rev. Jerry Hawbaker officiating under the direction of Stewart Family Funeral Home.

Mr. Thurmon passed away Sunday, September 2, 2018 at Hospice of East Texas. He was born March 4, 1926 in Napoleon, Missouri to Eugene and Velma Williams Thurmon.

James served in WWII in the Pacific as a Marine. He received an Honorable Discharge and a Purple Heart for his service.

James lived in Noonday for many years where he was a member of Noonday Baptist Church. He was a carpenter.

James was preceded in death by his parents; wives, Justine Gibson Thurmon in 1985, and Ellen Harrington Thurmon in 2014; his brother, Lyman; sister, Lorna; sons, Bruce and Bryan Thurmon; daughter, Jayme Wampler; great-grandson, Braeden Thurmon; and great-granddaughter, Betty Caroline Barron.

James is survived by his son, Wiley Thurmon and wife Kelly, Orange Grove, TX; daughter, Judy K. Thurmon, Chandler, TX; grandsons, Adam, Aaron, Seth, Josiah and Caleb Thurmon; granddaughters, Courtney Fleetwood, Dayna Watkins, Kristin Villarreal, Candace Green, and Cassidy Barron; and great-grandchildren, Hunter, Brock, Julia, Jack, Judah, Padon, Kyndal, Reagan, Judson, Izayah, Micah, Elise, Jax, Brooks, Graham, Brennan, and Mallory.

Pallbearers will be grandsons, Adam, Aaron, Seth, Josiah, and Caleb Thurmon, and Travis Villarreal.

Visitation is scheduled from 9:30 -10:00 a.m. on Thursday September 6, 2018 at Noonday Cemetery, located on Hwy 155 South in Noonday.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Hospice of East Texas.
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Published in Tyler Morning Telegraph on Sept. 5, 2018
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