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James  "Eddie" Thurmond
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James “Eddie” Thurmond, 79, of Stanton, Missouri passed away Tuesday, January 30, 2018 at Missouri Baptist Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri.

James Edwin, “known as Eddie to friends and family, was born on June 22, 1938 to the late Leo and Ellen (Woodcock) Thurmond, in St. Louis, Missouri. Eddie was raised in Sullivan and attended Sullivan schools. He honorably served his country in the United States Army Reserves. Eddie was united in marriage to Sharen Reeves on May 29, 1959 in Sullivan and to this union, two children were born, Boyd and Tonya. Sharen and Eddie made their home and raised their family in Stanton and have remained there for the past 50 years. Eddie was employed by General Motors as an inspector for most of his working years, retiring in 1987. He was a passionate musician, learning to play the fiddle from his Grandpa Woodcock. He played with several bluegrass bands and was well known throughout Missouri and even other states. Eddie loved his family deeply and was known for reciting the phase, “Oh what a family”. He also enjoyed hunting, fishing and racing cars in his youth. He attended the Ridge Church in Sullivan and was a member of I.O.O.F. Lodge #156.

Eddie is survived by his wife, Sharen W. (Reeves) Thurmond of Sullivan, MO; two children, Boyd (LaFawn) Thurmond of Sullivan, MO; Tonya (Chuck) Schiller of Union, MO; five grandchildren, Christy (Wayne) Blankenship of Leslie, MO; Drew Thurmond of Sullivan, MO; Kayla Hallam of Sullivan, MO; April Hallam of St. Clair, MO; and KateLynn Hallam of St. Clair, MO; eight great grandchildren: Christopher, Kerrick, Ashlyn, Brayden, Elizabeth, Leighla, Carter and Lilianna; three brothers, Jerry (Sylvia) Thurmond of Sullivan, MO; Steve (Donna) Thurmond of Sullivan, MO; and Mark Thurmond of Sullivan, MO; one sister, Leola E. (Les) Schatz of Sullivan, MO; nieces and nephews, other relatives and many friends.

Eddie was preceded in death by his parents, Leo and Ellen (Woodcock) Thurmond and one brother, Byron Thurmond.

Visitation will be held from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., Sunday, February 4, 2018 at the Eaton Funeral Home in Sullivan.

Funeral Services will be conducted 2:30 p.m., Sunday, at the Eaton Funeral Home with Pastor Matt Dudley officiating. Cremation will follow.

Memorial Contributions, in memory of Mr. Thurmond, may be given to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, NRA (National Rifle Association) or the American Cancer Society.

All arrangements were under the care of the Eaton Funeral Home, Sullivan & Bourbon, Missouri.


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Visitation

Sunday

4

Feb

12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Eaton Funeral Home

347 N. Clark
P.O. Box 625
Sullivan, MO 63080

Visitation

Sunday

4

Feb

2:30 PM
Eaton Funeral Home

347 N. Clark
P.O. Box 625
Sullivan, MO 63080


Memorial Contribution

St. Jude's Children's Hospital

262 Danny Thomas Place
Memphis, Tennessee 38105

American Cancer Society

PO Box 22478
Oklahoma City, OK 73123

NRA (National Rifle Association)

11250 Waples Mill Road
Fairfax, Virginia 22030
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