Mt. Croghan, SC
Mr. Michael W. “Micky” Thurman, age 91, entered into rest on Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at his home. Funeral services will be 4:00 PM Sunday, February 2, 2020 at Ruby Baptist Church by Pastor Ronald Thurman with burial to follow in the Ruby Cemetery. The family will greet friends from 3:00 – 4:00 PM Sunday prior to the service in the sanctuary of the church.
Mr. Thurman was born July 26, 1928 in Ruby, SC a son of the late James Perkins “Perk” and Mollie Sullivan Thurman. He was a U.S. Army Veteran of the Korean War, a member of the Ruby Masonic Lodge #314, and the American Legion Post 74. A faithful member of Ruby Baptist Church, Micky served as former Deacon, Sunday school teacher, and on various other committees through the years. Mr. Thurman was the former owner and operator of Micky’s TV and Radio Repair, and retired from the Mount Croghan Post Office after 35 years of service as a rural mail carrier.
An avid outdoorsman, Micky enjoyed hunting, fishing, and working to keep his yard immaculate. Because of his love of electronics repair, Mr. Thurman’s family will always fondly remember him for his ability to fix anything. His love of God, his church, and family will always be a steadfast example for all to follow.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Thurman was also preceded in death by his beloved wife of 59 years, Georgia D. “Dot” Thurman; brothers, Johnny, Knox, and David Thurman; and sisters, Madge T. Davis, Thelma Venters, and Gladys Sutton.
Survivors include his children, Terry (Danny) Huntley, and Tami (Michelle) Thurman both of Mt. Croghan, SC; grandchildren, Holly (Gabe) Sims of Pageland, SC, Brittany (Chaim) Chavarria of Nashville, TN, and Zachary Gulledge of Cookeville, TN; great grandchildren, Kylie, Caden, Cora Sims, and Cruz Chavarria; brother, William "Billy" Thurman of Ruby, SC; sisters-in-law, Edith Atkinson, Betty Lou (Bobby) Griffith, Mildred Thurman, and Margaret Thurman; and numerous nieces and nephews.
The family would like to express their thanks to Mr. Thurman’s caregivers, Pat Dutton, Kim Oliver, and Pam Plyler for their love and care.
Memorials may be made to Ruby Baptist Church, P.O. Box 5, Ruby, SC 29741 or to Ruby Cemetery Association, c/o Johnnie Oliver P.O. Box 3, Ruby, SC 29741.
Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home (www.mrcfuneralhome.com) of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Thurman family.