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Mr. Terry Grant Thurman

Mr. Terry Grant Thurman
  • October 28, 1949 - April 24, 2018
  • Battle Creek, Michigan

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“Thoughts and prayers for the family... ”
1 of 8 | Posted by: Mollie Hiatt - Springfield, MI

“My deepest and most sincere sympathy to you Val and CoraSha and the rest of Terry's family. May your fond memories bring you comfort during this...Read More »
2 of 8 | Posted by: Tammy Heath-Elkins - Marshall, MI

“Terry was a great guy. I remember well and fondly. ”
3 of 8 | Posted by: Roger Jacobs - Conway, SC

“We share so many loving memories over the years. We send our love and prayers for comfort during this difficult time. Nick and Deb ”
4 of 8 | Posted by: Debra Mathews - Battle Creek, MI

“Valerie & Family, I went to school with Terry, had lost track of him but about 12 yrs ago I ran into him in Bedford. It was so good to see him, we...Read More »
5 of 8 | Posted by: Dolores (Woods) Clark - Goodyear, AZ


6 of 8 | Posted by: Dolores (Woods) Clark - Goodyear, AZ

“God opens his arms and embraces all His children. Not only Family but a cherished Friend. As life goes on, and hearts heal ,our memories will...Read More »
7 of 8 | Posted by: John & Karen Rocho - Battle Creek, MI

“Love you uncle terry and aunt Val ”
8 of 8 | Posted by: Corey Monarch - Knoxville, TN


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Terry Grant Thurman, 68, of Battle Creek, died Tuesday, April 24, 2018. Terry was born October 28, 1949 in Battle Creek to Elder and Gladys (Houston) Thurman. He graduated from Springfield High School and went on to serve in the U.S. Navy. Terry retired from the Federal Center as a boiler technician in 2003.

Terry loved the outdoors, including fishing, hunting, caring for animals and riding his motorcycle. He loved his family, and he was a good husband, father and grandpa.

Terry leaves behind his wife Valerie Monarch Thurman of 24 years. He is also survived by his son, Timothy Grant Thurman; two daughters, Amanda Nicole Gray and CoraSha Elaine Thurman; a step-son, James Julius Martin Monarch; six grandchildren; a sister, Billie Sue Mainstone; and four brothers, J.D., Danny, Jimmy and Ricky Thurman. Terry was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Jack and Ron Thurman; and a sister, Della Thurman.

A visitation will be held 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., Monday, April 30, 2018 at the Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care. A graveside service with full military honors to celebrate Terry's life will follow at 2:00 p.m. at Fort Custer National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the family to help with funeral expenses.