May 3, 1925 Wellington Lafayette County Missouri, USA
May 30, 2008 Excelsior Springs Clay County Missouri, USA
Father: Cecil Alexander THURMON Mother: Eunice M. LARKIN
Spouse: Mary Katherine BROWN ________________________________________ Donald Cecil Thurmon, 83, Lawson MO passed away Friday, May 30, 2008 at the Excelsior Springs Medical Center. Funeral Services will be at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, June 3, 2008 at the Lawson United Methodist Church. Burial with Military Honors will be in the Wellington City Cemetery, Wellington MO. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Monday at the Polley Funeral Home, Lawson.
Donald was born on May 3, 1925 near Wellington, the son of Cecil Alexander and Eunice Moore (Larkin) Thurmon. On March 27, 1964 he married Mary Elizabeth Dolley. He served in the U.S. Navy as a 1st Class Petty Officer during both WWII and the Korean Conflict. He worked as a Construction Inspector for The Missouri Department of Transportation retiring after 37 years of service.
He was a lifetime member of the V.F.W. post# 4052 of Lexington where he held various offices. He was a member of the American Legion Post# 0134 of Wellington I.O.O.F. #460 Excelsior Springs where he went through all of the chairs. He was a former Rotarian. He was a lifelong member of the Lawson United Methodist Church. He was also very involved with the Boy Scouts of America where he had been a camp site commisioner, a merit badge counselor, and was a Sachen in the tribe of Mic-O-Say.
Survivors include his wife Mary Elizabeth Thurmon of the home; two Sons: John Patrick Thurmon and wife Kristine of Colorado Springs CO and Charles William Thurmon and wife Mary Kay of Edmond OK; one brother John A Thurmon and wife Mary Lou; and one sister Patricia Thurmon all of Wellington; grandchildren: Carly, Edmond, Hannah, and Alexander Thurmon and several nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
The family suggests memorial contributions be given to the Boy Scouts of America Scholarship fund. ________________________________________ American Revolution Descendant -- Donald Cecil THURMON is a 5th cousin, 1 generation distant, to Arthur Allen MOORE III via our Revolutionary War Vet: William (and Elizabeth) MOORE II who purchased 240 acres on Marrowbone Creek (Henry County, Virginia) from Peter LEAK in 1790. William MOORE II was a private in James Tarrant's Company, under command of Major George Waller, of Colonel Abram Penn's Regiment of the Henry County, Virginia, Militia in the American Revolution.