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Johnny Lewis Thurman, Jr., 61, Lexington, husband of Pam Scott Thurman, died Friday, Sept. 21, 2018, at the U. K. Chandler Hospital, Lexington.

Born on July 11, 1957, in Lawrenceburg, he was the son of the late Alice Pearl Bixler and Johnnie Lewis Thurman Sr. A native of Lawrenceburg and former resident of Woodford County, he was a former employee of Osram Sylvania in Versailles and served his country in the U.S. Army. He was a member of Second Christian Church, Lawrenceburg.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by seven children, Johnny Thurman III, Lexington; Scotty Ellis, Frankfort; Robert Thurman, Shelbyville; LeKeshia Thurman; Joshua (Tera) Thurman, both of Lexington; Renee Newcomb, Georgetown; and Katlynn Thurman, Frankfort; 21 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; 11 siblings, Donna Haliburton, Jeffrey Bixler, Natalie Thurman, April (Minister George) Wilson, Buretta L. Thurman, Lori, Gina, Cindy, Johnathan, and Marshale Thurman; and Craig Hudson; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a grandchild, Kamryn Thurman. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. today, Thursday, Sept. 27, at the Ritchie & Peach Funeral Home, Lawrenceburg, by the Rev. Ramon Smith. Burial with military honors will follow at Camp Nelson National Cemetery, Jessamine County. Arrangements were entrusted to the Ritchie & Peach Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the U.K. Markey Cancer Center, 800 Rose Street, Room #140, Lexington, Ky. 40536.

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