|Birth: ||Jun. 11, 1925|
|Death: ||Feb. 24, 2011|
Thurman Ray Hillsberry, longtime resident of Sand Springs died peacefully in Creek County at the home of his son Ronnie Hillsberry, on February 24, 2011. Thurman was the son of Henry and Arvenie Wadkins Hillsberry, born in Madill, Oklahoma, on June 11, 1925.
As a young child he came with his family to Sand Springs, Oklahoma. He lived in the Fisher community and attended school there and also at Sand Springs High School. He married Loyce Miller on May 12, 1945, in Tulsa. They enjoyed 57 plus years together. Thurman was in the Navy in WWII, serving on the USS Shangri-La, an aircraft carrier in the South Pacific. Thurman retired from Armco/Sheffield Steel as a welder after being employed more than 30 years. In younger years he enjoyed playing baseball, later he became a golfer.
He and Loyce had four children, Navonda Beth, Allen Jay, Ronnie Joe, and Judy Lynn. Thurman and Helen Jones were married in Eureka Springs, Arkansas, on November 6, 2006.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Loyce, his daughters Judy Lynn Meyers, and Navonda Beth Rhodes; sisters, Eunice Campbell, Lorene Martin, brothers Bud, Leslie, A.J., and Atchi Lee, and grandson Dale Hollscroft Hillsberrry.
He is survived by his wife Helen, of the home, two sons, Allen Jay and wife Cheryl, Ronnie Joe and wife Susan, a sister, Iva Lee Etheridge and husband Jay, grandsons Scott Hillsberry and wife Sharon, Jeremy Hillsberry and wife Amanda, Timothy Rhodes, Troy Rhodes and wife Laura, Dean Hillsberry, Daniel Hillsberry and wife Leslie, granddaughters Donna Orban, Rebecca Mosley, step children Nancy Uekermann, Russell Jones, and many great grandchildren, nieces and nephews plus a host of friends.
Visitation is Saturday, February, 26, 2011 from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Sunday February 27, 2011 from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Mobley-Dodson. Funeral services will be at Olivet Baptist Church on Monday, February 28, 2011, at 2:00 p.m. with Reverend Scott Palmer officiating.
Friends may, in lieu of flowers, send memorial donations to the building fund at Olivet Baptist Church, 155 N. 65 W. Avenue, Tulsa, OK 74127
Arrangements have been entrusted to Mobley-Dodson Funeral Service. Condolence messages may be sent to www.mobley-dodsonfuneralservice.com
Henry Hillsberry (1879 - 1925)
Loyce M Hillsberry (1927 - 2002)
Leslie Hillsberry (1914 - 1980)*
Thurman Ray Hillsberry (1925 - 2011)
Woodland Memorial Park Cemetery
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Record added: Feb 24, 2011
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