Murl Henry Thurman, 74 died at Hardinsburg Health and Rehabilitation Center on May 31, 2021. He was
born on December 11, 1946 in Glen Dean, Kentucky. He was preceded in death by his parents, Mable and David Thurman; brother, Jim Thurman; sisters, Alliene Hurst, Wilma Phillips and Gladys Burton. Leaving behind to mourn their loss but celebrating the
life that he lived are his daughters, Geneva and Melissa Thurman both of Cloverport; sisters, Mary
Puckett of Lewisport, Louise Basham of Palmyra, Betty Chappell of Hawesville and Dallas Thurman of
Murl was well-liked by everybody that knew him. He never saw a stranger. He waved at everybody when
he was driving. He loved working. He did everything from working in tobacco, happy and sawmill work.
He worked for the Goff’s until a stroke in 2003 prevented him from working anymore. He loved listening
to the radio on at 5:00 am to start his day with. He loved watching the classic western shows and The
Mountain Men on TV. He liked watching John Wayne movies. Johnny Cash was his all time favorite
singer. The last three months of his life he got even closer to his daughters.
His daughters were at his place a lot when the pain was so bad he didn’t want to be by himself at night.
As he got worse he came to town to be with them until his illness caused him to go to Hardinsburg
Health and Rehabilitation Center. A Big thank you to Hardinsburg Health and Rehabilitation Center for all the care and help with his stay
Visitation will be held Thursday, June 3, 2021 from 9:00am – 12:00pm with his home going service
beginning at 12:00pm at Cloverport Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Cloverport Cemetery.
Cloverport Funeral Home is honored to be of service to the Thurman family.