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James Thurston

December 26, 1941 — March 9, 2022

James E. Thurston, 80, of Centerburg, died Wednesday, March 9, 2022, at Bennington Glen Nursing and Rehab Center, in Marengo.

James was born December 26, 1941, in Sparta, Ohio to Clovis and Virginia Del {Boyd} Thurston.

After graduating from Centerburg High School, He completed basic training in the United States Air Force.

He married Shirley Stiffler on August 5, 1967.

James worked for Weyerhaeuser for over 42 years.  He retired in March of 2008. Shirley and James attended Green Valley Southern Baptist Church. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, gardening, but most importantly spending time with his family.

James will be deeply missed by his wife Shirley; children James Michael (Karla) Thurston and John Clovis (Guy) Thurston; grandson Devin; brothers Jerry Thurston and Eugene “Gene” Thurston.

James was preceded in death by his sister Ruthanne Miller.

Graveside services, with military honors, will be at 11:00 a.m. on June 25, 2022 at Bloomfield Cemetery in Morrow County. Online tributes may be made at   Memorial contributions may be made to Capital City Hospice 2800 Corporate Exchange Drive #170 Columbus, Ohio 43231.

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