Thurman Vanderpool

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202 W. Maple Street Willard OH 44890 2/9/2012 16:00:00

Old State Road Greenwich OH 44837 2/10/2012 11:00:00

Thurman Vanderpool, age 73, resident of Willard, Ohio passed away on Tuesday, February 7, 2012 at his home. He was born on June 5, 1938 in Martin, Kentucky to the late Robert and Nora (Sexton) Vanderpool and had been a Willard resident the majority of his life. He attend Willard High School and worked 43 years at the former Plymouth Locomotive. Thurman was a member of the Ripley Chapel and enjoyed model railroading and fishing.
He is survived by his wife, Jean (Back) Vanderpool whom he married on June 6, 1964; three daughters, Kathy Mathias of Ohio; Angie (Keith) Wright of Willard; and Christal (Sonny) Mendoza of Troy, MI; two sons, Robert (Jenny) Vanderpool of Mansfield; and Brian (Mindy) Vanderpool of South Amherst, OH; twelve grandchildren; three brothers, Ronnie (Ruth Ann) Vanderpool of Henderson, KY; Dannie (Lisa) Vanderpool of Scottville, KY; and Jim Vanderpool of New Haven; three sisters, Henrietta (Henry) Wright of Plymouth; Lucretta (Larry) Akers of Willard; and Edna (Bob) Alfrey of Shelby; a sister-in-law, Barb Vanderpool of Willard; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by an infant son, Sonny Vanderpool; one brother, Jerry Vanderpool; and step-mother, Bertha Vanderpool.
Friends may call at the Secor Funeral Home in Willard, Ohio on Thursday, February 9, 2012 from 4:00 to 8:00 PM. The funeral service will be held on Friday at 11:00 AM at the Ripley Chapel on Old State Road with Reverend Ricky Branham officiating. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery in Greenwich, Ohio. Online condolences can be made at


Layetta (Rowe) Williams - Feb 29, 2012

Jean and family, I am so sorry for your loss. I know it is late, but, I just found out!!!I pray God will give you peace and grace during this difficult time!!!I have sweet memories of u all when my mom, Annabelle Rowe, would bring me out to your home at Holiday Lakes to visit…let me know if I can do anything for ya!!!God bless you and all your family!!!!!

Roger and Diane Stephens - Feb 16, 2012

Bobby and family,
We are so sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you and your family. Take care!

Jari McKinney Amburgey - Feb 9, 2012

Angie and family…I am sorry for your loss. Your family will be in my thoughts and prayers. May God comfort you in the days ahead.

Rev. S. T. and Betty Adkins - Feb 8, 2012

Henrietta, so sorry to learn of the passing of your brother. Our prayers are with you and the entire family for comfort during this difficult time.

Todd and Nicoel Jones - Feb 8, 2012

To the whole Vanderpool family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of sorrow and loss. Katlynn and Jacob loved Thurman as he was their own grandpa. You have been gracious and opened your door to our children and we will be forever gratefull. Grandma Jean as the kids call her, can not wait to be back with you, to take care of you the way you take of them.

Brian Bevier - Feb 8, 2012

Jimmy and family, my prayers are with you. God Bless!

Todd Weatherbie - Feb 7, 2012

Brian – My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family. May God give you comfort. Let me know if you need anything.