John William Thurman, 79 of Springfield, died on May 16, 2024.

He served his country in Vietnam, where he played the trumpet. He had a career in banking and materials management.

John will be dearly missed by his surviving family members, including his wife, Patty, his three children, Jeannine Birkenfeld, Audrey (James) Schilling, and David (Jai) Thurman, and others.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to Phoenix Hospice of Springfield, Missouri. 

The family will gather at 10:15 a.m. on Saturday, May 25, 2024, at Gorman-Scharpf Funeral Home, Inc.