Ronnie Eugene Thurman, age 68,  of Poplar Bluff, Mo., passed away Tuesday, September 18, 2012 at his home. 

Mr. Thurman was born November 5, 1943,in Boekerton, MO  to parents William Rufus Thurman and Vivian Beauton ( Disher) Thurman.  He was also  a  resident of Portageville, Mo.  He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War and was an over the road truck driver.  He was a lifetime member of the VFW and American Legion and member of the Elks and Eagles.  He enjoyed dancing with his wife, Norma and was of Christian faith.  

Mr. Thurman was married to Norma  Nell Warbington in 1989 at Portageville, Mo.  She survives. 

Other survivors include one son, Douglas Scott Thurman and six step-children; Linda Mills, Bob Rushin, Bill Rushin, Rick Rushin, Kay Stone and Jim Rushin; one grandchild, Hunter Thurman; and other grandchildren and great-grandchildren. 

He was preceded in death by his parents; William Rufus Thurman, and Vivian Beauton Disher-Thurman; one brother, Billy Dale Thurman.

Visitation will be at noon Saturday, Sept. 22 at Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home, 844 Cedar St. Poplar Bluff.  Funeral services will follow at 1PM Saturday with Brother Todd Spence officiating.   Burial will be in Cochran Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers the family request memorial be made to UCAN, 1419 Maud St. Poplar Bluff, Mo. 63901; American Kidney Foundation, 6110 Executive Blvd., Suite 1010, Rockville, MD. 20852 or St. Judes Childrens Hospital