Jacob Berlin Thurman


Jacob Berlin Thurman, 23, of Greenwood, passed away Wednesday, March 15, 2017, at his residence.

Born Sept. 20, 1993, in Franklin, He was the son of Lester Thurman and Angela (Kunkel) Glessner.

Jacob is survived by his daughter, Kaydance Elizabeth Thurman; six brothers, Joshua Thurman, San Diego, California, Justin Glessner, Shelbyville, James Masterson, Shelbyville, Jordan Masterson, Shelbyville, Jonah Masterson, Shelbyville, Elijah Thurman, Shelbyville; one sister, Victoria (Daniel) Keller, Hamilton, Mississippi; grand mother, Delisa Kunkel of Franklin; grandparents, Jerry (Leona) Glessner, Shelbyville and Jack Thurman, Shelbyville; great grandmother, Norma Pettit, Shelbyville; grandparents, Pam (Tim) Hoban and James Adams, various aunts, uncles and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Judith Kunkel; grandfather, Gary Kunkel; grandmother, Carol Adams and great grandfather, Bob Pettit.

Jacob was a car enthusiast, mechanic, and jack of all trades. He also had fun mudding in his Jeep. Some of his most precious times were spent playing house with his daughter. He was a 2012 graduate of Shelbyville High School.

He participated in wrestling, football, track, and basketball as a student athlete. In the eighth grade at Shelbyville Middle School, he was the HHC wrestling champion for the 140 pound weight class.

Visitation will be 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday with a funeral service at 3 p.m. at  Murphy-Parks Funeral Services, 703 S. Harrison St., Shelbyville. Rev. Brandon Sutton officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made for a college fund for his daughter in care of the funeral home. 703 S. Harrison St. Shelbyville IN.

Funeral Directors Greg, Sheila, and Stuart Parks are honored to conduct the services for Mr. Thurman.

Online condolences may be shared at murphyparks.com.