David Randle Thurman, known to his family and friends as "Randy," was born June 24, 1947 in Dyersburg, Tennessee to Rev. TC & Mae Thurman.
Being a son of a Southern Baptist minister, Randy was in Church whenever the doors were open. He gave his heart to Jesus at an early age and remained faithful throughout his life. Randy grew up in several States including Illinois, Kentucky and Tennessee.
After graduating, Randy enlisted in the U.S Air Force. The Air Force brought him to Bergstrom Air Force Base in Austin, Texas. There he met the love of his life Susan Pearson. They married on August 29, 1970.
After leaving the Air Force, Randy worked in marketing and sales for various retail companies. They were blessed with two sons, David and Jeff. Throughout their nearly 50 years of marriage, Randy & Susan attended Church and encouraged their family in their faith.
In his retirement years, one of Randy's greatest joys was spending time with his grandchildren.
On February 6 at home, surrounded by loving family, Randy went home to be with his Lord and Savior.
He is survived by his wife Susan.
Children: David and his wife Emma
Jeff and his wife Susan
Grandchildren: Emma-leigh & Sophia
Dustin & Katelyn
Dear Susan, so sorry about Randy . After so many talks with you over the years we have had I know he was a wonderful person. God bless you and your family. Love, Jackie Taylor
Please know that we are thinking of you all during this difficult time. We are saddened to hear of the loss of Mr. Thurman. Please know that the entire Thurman family is in our thoughts and prayers.
With love, Satterwhite Family
Randy was always a joy to work with, he had the most gentle nature & positive outlook, he is sorely missed.
With love to you all, Suzanne Espe
Susan, Jeff, David and families - I know no words can really give you comfort and give you peace right now. I know Randy is rejoicing in his heavenly home and some day you will rejoice with him. He loves each of you dearly and lives in your heart and in your memories. Love to all! RIP Randy!