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Gordon loved his family, the light of his life On May 17, 2008, Gordon Clyde Thurman passed away peacefully at Fulton Presbyterian Manor in Fulton, Missouri. He was 92 years old.
Gordon was born in Girdner, Missouri to Lee and Hannah (nee Lefler) Thurman. He was married on October 3, 1948 to Joyce Hartleip, who preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by one son, Lee Thurman, and a brother, Wendell Thurman.
Gordon is survived by one son, Merrill Thurman and his wife Rita; two grandchildren, Lee Thurman and his wife, Melissa, and Victoria Hash and her husband, Ben; two great-grandchildren, Hayden Thurman and Baylee Hash; three sisters, Faye Sims, Gayle Morgan, and Rosella Russell; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Gordon was a retired railroad engineer from the Western Pacific Railroad. He loved hard work, his animals, and the great outdoors. More than anything, he loved his siblings, his children, his grandchildren, and his great-grandchildren, referring to them as the “light of my life.” Gordon will be greatly missed and always loved.
We love you Dad, Grandpa, Brother, Uncle, Cousin, and Friend. You will be forever in our hearts.
Private family services will be held. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice or to the Western Pacific Railroad, c/o Maupin Funeral Home, 301 Douglas Blvd., Fulton, Missouri 65251.
Condolences may also be sent to the family at www.maupin funeralhome.com.