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Donald Dee “Butch” Thurman, 68, Eagleville, MO departed this life on Friday, June 21, 2019 at his home with his wife, children and friends around him.
He was born June 29, 1950 in Worth County, Missouri the son of George and Tanzy (Scott) Thurman.
Butch did many things throughout his life. He loved working with his horses, running his dozer, doing farming and visiting with his family and friends telling his many stories that everyone loved to listen to.
On February 11, 1968, Butch married Mary Jean Cooper. He was joined by Rick Cooper, who was a son to him. To this union three children were born, Donnie, Danny and Tammy. On May 7, 1979, he married Cloris Henry. To this union Vince Henry, who was a son to him, joined the family. To this union a daughter, Beth Ann was born. Butch married Diana Richards on June 6, 2003. Four more sons joined his family, Billy, Bobby, Jimmy and Jerry.
Butch was preceded in death by his parents; son, Donnie; brother, Bob; sister, Peggy; step-sons, Billy and Jimmy and granddaughter, Ashylnn.
Survivors in addition to his wife, Diana, of the home are his children, Danny (Cindy) Thurman,  Tammy (Joe) Stark, Rick (Rhonda) Cooper, Vince Henry and Beth (Tony) Steele, Bobby (Alisha) and Jerry Richards; grandchildren, Steven (friend, Olivia), Serena (Austin), Seth, Shaydon, Levi (Melissa), Teawna (Jared), Logan (friend, Gabrielle), Dallas, Shelby (friend, Jaydon), Bailey, Taylor and Caleb;  great-grandchildren, Caden, Landon, Braxton and Della Jean; and six sisters, Bert Gilbert, Arlene (Jim) Pearce, Betty (Melvin) Hillyard, Jeannie (Bud) Whitaker, Pat Roe and Connie (Dean) Lawson.
Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 26 at Roberson Funeral Home, Eagleville, MO. Butch will be laid to rest at Ringgold Cemetery, Mount Ayr, IA next to his son, Donnie. The family will receive friends from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Butch Thurman Memorial Fund to be designated later in care of Roberson Funeral Home, P.O. Box 46, Eagleville, MO  64442.  Online condolences may be left at

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