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Sgt John Edwin Thurmond

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Sgt John Edwin Thurmond

  • Birth unknown
  • Death 24 Dec 1944 France
  • Burial Dallas, Dallas County, Texas, USA
  • Memorial ID 62988186

Reburial services for S/Sgt. John Edwin Thurmond will be held at 11 a. m. Thursday at Marrs-Mundy-Quill Funeral Home, 3000 Maple. The Rev. Ennis Hill and the Rev. Harrison Baker will officiate. Burial will be in Grove Hill Memorial Park.

He was killed in France December 24, 1944. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Moore Thurmond, 619 Clermont.

Thurmond was graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School and attended Southern Methodist University. He was a member of the Dallas Junior Chamber of Commerce and the First Presbyterian Church. He was a field representative for the Floyd West Insurance Company when he entered military service.

As a member of the 3d Infantry Division, Thurmond served in Italy and France. The Purple Heart was awarded him posthumously.

Other survivors are a son, John E. Thurmond, Jr. of Spokane, Washington; a daughter, Mary Vee Thurmond of Spokane, Washington; two brothers, Wade Thurmond and Jack Thurmond, both of Dallas; a grandmother, Mrs. H. W. Thurmond of Dallas; and a grandfather C. M. Jones of Friona.

Pallbearers will be Slayton McGhee, Joe Pickard, Bill Flemister, Bill Hamilton, Robert Morris, and Quilmon Davis.

Dallas News
08-11-1948

d cert: parents: Moore Thurmond, Madge Leona Jones


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  • Created by: Carol Moore
  • Added: 16 Dec 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 62988186
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Sgt John Edwin Thurmond (unknown–24 Dec 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 62988186, citing Grove Hill Memorial Park, Dallas, Dallas County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Carol Moore (contributor 46944791) .