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Gilmer Thurbon

Gilmer Wayne Thurbon

Friday, March 24th, 1933 - Friday, February 26th, 2021
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Obituary

Gilmer Wayne Thurbon, 86 of Parkersburg, WV (formerly of Beckley) passed away, Friday, February 26, 2021 at Cedar Grove Nursing Home in Parkersburg, WV. Gilmer was born on March 24, 1933 in Slab Fork, WV to George William and Cora Cobb Thurbon. Gilmer was a truck driver at Raleigh Ready Mix Company in Beckley, WV and a member of Crab Orchard Baptist Church in Crab Orchard, WV. He was a Private First Class in the United States Army serving in Fort Carson, Colorado. In addition to his parents Gilmer is preceded in death by his half-brother Woody Johnson; sisters Georgia Overby and Almeta Collins; brothers Bill Thurbon and Franklin Thurbon; brother in Laws Don Carpenter, Marshall Collins and Jim Overby and his special friend Shirley Mitchem. Those left to cherish his memory include his sister Pat Carpenter; several nieces and nephews: George and Debby Overby, Mike and Ruth Ann Lynch, Jim and Beverly Overby, William and Virginia Collins, Scott and Jan Collins, Sherry Peed, Greg and Julia Carpenter, David and Brenda Carpenter, Kim and Scott Evans, Linda Brookshire, Teresa Carpenter and James and their families. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday, March 6, 2021 at High Lawn Memorial Park in Oak Hill, WV with Pastor Greg Swisher officiating. At the family’s request donations may be made to Cedar Grove Nursing Home in Parkersburg, WV.
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Service Details

  • Service

    Saturday, March 6th, 2021 | 2:00pm
    When
    Saturday, March 6th, 2021 2:00pm
    Location
    High Lawn Memorial Park
    Address
    1435 E. Main St.
    OAK HILL, WV 25901
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  • Interment

    Location
    High Lawn Memorial Park
    Address
    1435 E. Main St.
    OAK HILL, WV 25901
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Cheryl J Skinner Tri-State Military Museum

Posted at 02:49am
May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time,
May you come to know that the love of God is with you always,

May your memories of Gilmer Wayne Thurbon, give you peace, comfort and strength…

Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete.
I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten.
My thoughts
and prayers to the family of ….

US Army Veteran, Gilmer Wayne Thurbon, is “A True American Hero” God Bless†

† Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †
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