Donald Wayne Thurman, 82, of Rock Island passed away Friday, July 6, 2018, in Fort Smith. Donald was born Feb. 29, 1936, in Rattan, Okla., to John Willis and Stella (Clark) Thurman. Donald was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers; and four sisters.
Survivors include his wife, Melvena; daughters and sons-in-law, Debbie and Jimmy Kendall of Monroe, Dianne and Dan Smith of Longview, Texas; grandchildren, Tiffany Dreyer of San Antonio, Brandi and Chad Meeks of Monroe, Michael Brent Smith of Denver, Colo., Christy Kendall and Justin Hoopengarner of Hartford; great-grandchildren, Dartyn, Kelsey and Pashense Meeks of Monroe; sister, Lorene Hagemier of Nacona, Texas; brother, Clinton Thurman and wife Dru of Bentley, Okla.; numerous brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, other relatives, loved ones and friends.
Service will be 2 p.m. Monday at Evans Memorial Chapel in Pocola with the Rev. Jim Cook officiating.