Andrew “Andy” Thurman formerly of Farmington, MO passed away unexpectedly at his residence in Fredericktown, MO on July 7, 2021, at the age of 32. He was born December 13, 1988 in Farmington, MO. Andy was an answer to his parents’ prayer and was joyously adopted by Lee and Cindi Thurman at the age of 3 months.
He was preceded in death by his role model and maternal grandpa, W. Darrell Green; parental grandparents, Lee Thurman, Sr. and Delberta Sharp.
Andy is survived by his parents; brother, Adam Thurman of Cape Girardeau; sister, Abbi Thurman of the home; maternal grandma, Kathryn Green. Several loving aunts, uncles and cousins also survive.
Andy brought so much joy and happiness to everyone he met. Andy experienced daily intellectual and behavioral challenges and overcoming these obstacles and experiences made him “a hero” in his families’ and staff’s eyes. He exuded love and compassion and lived in the present. He was and always will be a testament and life lesson of how life should be embraced.
Andy’s faith was strong and he often played spiritual music in his home and could pray the most beautiful prayers. He was baptized and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Farmington, MO. Andy also loved country music, his ball caps, Star Wars, and was extremely patriotic.
Visitation will be held on Saturday, July 10, 2021 from 10:00 AM until the time of service at 1:00 PM at the First Baptist Church of Farmington with Pastor Mike Harrison of Parkland Chapel and Pastor Greg Robinson of First Baptist Church officiating. Guests are invited to celebrate Andy and his great stories and also view a video tribute. Interment will follow at Knight of Pythias Cemetery in Farmington. Memorials may be made to Ashley’s Place Adult Day Health Care or Madison County Sheltered Workshop. Arrangements are under the direction of C.Z. Boyer & Son Funeral Home – Taylor Chapel in Farmington.