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Mr. Galen (Tripp) Miller Thurman III

Obituary for Mr. Galen (Tripp) Miller Thurman III

December 16, 1951 - October 28, 2018
Murray, Kentucky | Age 66


Mr. Galen (Tripp) Miller Thurman III, age 66, of Murray, Kentucky, died on Sunday, October 28, 2018, at the Murray-Calloway County Hospital.

Mr. Thurman was born on December 16, 1951 in Murray, Kentucky to the late Galen Miller Thurman Jr. and Rosemary Jeffrey Thurman. He graduated Murray State University in 1974 with a bachelor's degree. He retired with the city of Murray and was retired as an Executive Director for the Murray Calloway County Senior Citizens Center as well. Mr. Thurman was of the Christian faith and a member of the Rotary Club of Murray.

In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by two sisters, Gail Hendon and Anne Thurman.

Survivors include two sons, Matthew Thurman of Madison, Alabama and Duncan Thurman of Murray, Kentucky; one brother, Bob Thurman and wife Teresa of Murray, Kentucky; one grandchild, Kaylee Thurman of Goshen, Alabama; as well as several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, November 1, 2018 at the J.H. Churchill Funeral Home with burial following in the Murray City Cemetery. John Dale will officiate. Visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., Thursday, November 1, 2018 at the J.H. Churchill Funeral Home.

Expressions of sympathy can be made to the Anna Mae Owen Residential Hospice House, 803 Poplar Street, Murray, Kentucky 42071 or to the Humane Society of Calloway County, PO Box 764, Murray, Kentucky 42071.

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Suggested Memorial Donations

  • Anna Mae Owen Hospice House
    803 Poplar Street
    Murray, KY 42071
  • Humane Society of Calloway County
    PO Box 764
    Murray, KY 42071

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J. H. Churchill Funeral Home

201 S. 3rd Street
Murray, KY 42071
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