Andrew Thurman

December 13, 1988 ~ July 7, 2021

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.

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  1. I am so sorry for your loss. Andy was loved by many. I loved his hugs. Lobe and prayers my friends.

  2. Lee, Cindy, Adam,and Abbi,. This is such a sad time for you. I can't imagine losing a child or a sibling through an untimely death. Prayers for God's comfort for all of you.

  3. This photo from your birthday 21 years ago reminds me of so many of your birthdays over the years. Always happy….always. Andy you were the first person to show me what a “Velcro hug” was. You were loved very much.

  4. I remember the sweet baby you brought in to the doctor’s office and thrilled we were for you! Watching him grow and hearing Andy stories I knew God gave him the perfect parents! I am out of town but heart is grieving for all of you! You will be on my prayers but rejoicing for Andy in his forever home!💔

  5. I aways was happy in high school r any other time I saw r was with you and I can’t wait tail the day I can go to haven and get to see your smiling face again you touched the life’s of so many here on earth

  6. Andy was in my second grade classroom and was always a ray of sunshine. I am so very sorry for your loss. May he rest in the arms of Jesus!
    Ruth Ann Kollmeyer

  7. Lee & Cindi, so sorry for the loss of Andrew, Gods blessing to you both, keeping you & your family in my thoughts & prayers,🙏🙏🙏❤janice

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