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.