|Death: ||Feb. 1, 1946, Germany|
Lieutenant Thurman was the pilot of U.S. Army Air Corps L-4H Grasshopper
#43-29663. Died in crash at Klinglbach, Germany, February 1, 1946.
Funeral services were held in Hooker, Oklahoma at the First Baptist Church on
Sunday, December 29, for Lt. John William (Jack) THURMAN, who passed away on
Christmas Day at William Beaumont General Hospital, El Paso, Texas. Mrs.
THURMAN was the former Lois TODD of Perryton before her marriage.
Lt. THURMAN was a fighter pilot during the war. His plane crashed in German
and it was while trying to help his friend and buddy out of the burning plane
that he received severe burns that finally proved fatal to him.
He leaves to mourn his passing his wife, Lois and two daughters, Oteka and
VeAnne of Perryton; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. L. K. THURMAN of Hooker; his
sister, Mrs. J. B. EAKINS, Durham, Okla., and his maternal grandmother, Mrs.
Judy WARREN of Kansas City, Mo., besides a host of other relatives and friends.
Perryton people attending the funeral were Mrs. Pauline STRICKLAND, Mr. and
Mrs. Neal McGARRAUGH, Mr. and mrs. Jack TODD and son, Mr. and Mrs. M. R. TODD,
Milton TODD, Essa TODD, Mrs. Joe SCHOLLENBARGER Sr., Mr. and Mrs. Jimmie PALMER
and Mr. and Mrs. Alfred PITTMAN.
John William (Jack) THURMAN was born February 25, 1922 at Sulphur Springs,
Ark., and died at William Beaumont General Hospital, El Paso, Texas on December
25, 1946 at the age of 24 years and 10 months.
He was a graduate of Hooker high school and was a student at P. A. M. C.
Goodwell, Oklahoma, when he was called into service.
On February 13, 1943, he was united in marriage to Lois TODD of Perryton,
Texas. To this union two children were born, Oteka Rhea and VeANNE.
He entered the Army Air Force on April 6, 1944 at Moore Field Mission, Texas.
While overseas, he was one of the eight fighter pilots chosen to escort the
presidential party tot he Big Three Conference. For gallantry in service, he
received the Air Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, and two Presidential citations.
Ochiltree County Herald (TX)-January 9, 1947
Created by: shirley tauer
Record added: Oct 17, 2008
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