Millard Thurman

LAWRENCEBURG – Millard Thurman, 86, died Friday, March 2, 2012 at Thomson-Hood Veteran’s Center in Wilmore. He was born April 9, 1925 in Lewis County, KY son of the late Charles and Mary Boots Thurman. He was also preceded in death by his first wife Rebecca Christine Anglin Thurman, three sisters and 11 brothers.

He served in the U.S. Army from 1941-64. He was a paratrooper for 10 years and served in W.W. II. Following his years in service, he worked as an insurance agent for Lincoln Income and KY Central Life and as a greeter for Wal-Mart in Frankfort. He was a member of Lawrenceburg First Baptist Church and the Fishers of Men Sunday School Class.

He is survived by his wife of 14 years, Idell Springate Thurman; a daughter, Debborah Wolff (Brian) of Versailles; granddaughter, Jennifer Jo Engler Gray of Versailles; three great-grandsons, Gavin, Colton and Brycen Gray; three step-sons, Jerry Springate (Betty) of Lawrenceburg, Larry Springate (Karen) of Lexington, and Mickey Springate of Lawrenceburg; four step-grandchildren, Jay, Scarlett, Samuel and Bryan Springate; and a sister, Ellsie Smith of Frankfort.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 6th at Ritchie & Peach Funeral Home with Bro. Gene Roberts and Dr. Robert Ehr officiating. Burial will follow in Sunset Memorial Gardens in Frankfort.  Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. Monday.

Pallbearers will be Brian Wolff, Gary, Charles and Wayne Smith, Butch and Tom Johnson, and Darrell Engler. Honorary bearers will be Gavin, Colton and Brycen Gray, Samuel Springate, Lindsey Thurman and members of the Fishers of Men Sunday School Class.

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  • I was looking at the State Journal and found Millard Thurman's  death notice.  Wow, I was so susprised to find the notice. I truly think of him once in awhile wonding how he was doing. Well, guess I have found out now.  I am Mark Alan Anglin of Frankfort, Millard my uncle by marriage, Christen was my dads sister, Hubert Reynolds Anglin Sr....I can truely say that Millard was a great man of God. You know, he was so faithful, I can remember going to church with them some at the Church of God in Lawerenceburg.  I could tell by looking at there eyes and there actions that they was thrilled that I went to church with them. I could see the love that my Uncle Millard and my Aunt Christine Anglin Thurman had for eachother. It was a love like no other. I had much respect because of how they treated me. I could go on and but I wil not.  But most of all you could tell thy Love God with all there heart, soul and mind. I can say that they was faithful to Lord's house, They was not only Sunday christians, they lived it for 7/24.  I hate that I did not know about his passing. I would have been there.  I guess it was in God's plan for me not to attend the funeral home.  I just Thank God he gave me a anut and uncle like them.......We love you Uncle Millard and Christine Anglin, Thurman...........