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Buddy Thurmond

Buddy Thurmond, of Belleview, MO, left his earthly home and walked through Heaven’s gates on Saturday, August 3, 2019 at the age of 38 years, 9 months, and 14 days. He was born October 20, 1980 to his loving parents Connie Jane Lawson and Darrell Glenn Thurmond, Sr. who survive.

Also surviving Buddy are his two sisters, Casey (Robert) Turnbaugh of Park Hills, MO and Kylie Thurmond of St. Charles, MO, his loving and devoted grandparents, Bud and Jane Lawson of Belleview, MO and grandfather Donald Thurmond of Farmington, MO, three uncles; Blaine (Vicky) Lawson of Fredericktown, MO, Brock Lawson of Desloge, MO, and Rodney (Michelle) Thurmond, three aunts, Lyrissa (Rich) Snitzer of St. Peters, MO, Becky Beckett, and Donna (Tim) Conway, two nephews, Brody Thurmond and Nolan Turnbaugh, one niece, Nora Turnbaugh, very special friends Kayla Boyer and Cindy Aldridge, and many more loving cousins, family members and friends.

He is preceded in death by a grandmother, Zelda Thurmond.

Buddy loved the St. Louis Cardinals and the St. Louis Blues; he was one of their biggest fans and when the Blues won the Cup, there was no containing his excitement! Buddy was a member of his family church, Banner Full Gospel Temple. He also attended the Missouri School for the Blind for 14 years and graduated with pride and honor; an accomplishment that can never be taken away from him.

Buddy was a handsome, happy, loving Christian young man who could light up a room with one smile or laugh. His family and friends loved him greatly and each moment he spent with them was a blessing from God. He will be forever missed and his time on this earth will be cherished in the hearts of all who had the pleasure of knowing him.

A Celebration of Life for Buddy was held on Thursday, August 8, 2019 at 1:00 pm from the Cole Family Chapel. Interment followed the services in the Caledonia Methodist Cemetery. Buddy’s grandfather Pastor Bud Lawson, his uncle Pastor Calvin Jones, and friend Chaplain Dale Stringer will be officiating the services. Online condolence may be made at

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