Robert Gelston "Fuzzy" Thurston

November 11, 1952February 20, 2013

A resident of Arlington, Texas and a native of Hattiesburg, Mississippi, died suddenly at home on February 20, 2013. He was 60 years old. He was a banker by trade. He was a graduate of Broadmoor High school and LSU. He was a member of Kappa Alpha Fraternity at LSU.

For Baton Rouge, LA: Visitation at Greenoaks Funeral Home 9595 Florida Blvd, Baton Rouge, LA 70815 from noon until 2pm, March 2nd with services to follow. Burial will be at Greenoaks.

For Arlington, TX: Visitation and services will start at 3:00 on March 10th at Moore Funeral Home 1219 N Davis Dr, Arlington, TX 76012.

He was preceded in death by his parents; Doris McCarthy Thurston and Eric L. Thurston, Sr; and a brother, Eric L. Thurston, Jr. Rob is survived by two sons, Eric Lee Thurston of Arlington, Texas and Andrew Gelston “Chip” Thurston of Austin Texas; a daughter, Stephanie Torres and 3 grandchildren of Ft. Walton Beach, Florida, and his devoted friend, Pam Beasley of Ft. Worth, Texas. He is also survived by his sister and brother-in-law, Mary Clare and Ray Polito of Baton Rouge; and a brother and sister-in-law, Tim and Pam Thurston of Columbus, Ohio. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to March of Dimes.


  • Visitation Saturday, March 2, 2013
  • Memorial Service Saturday, March 2, 2013
  • Visitation & Memorial Services Sunday, March 10, 2013

Robert Gelston "Fuzzy" Thurston

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Mike Madison

March 9, 2013

Rob has been a great friend for the past 26 years. We all have wonderful memories about Rob's wit, kindness, and intelligence. For those of you who will be attending the memorial service on Sunday in Arlington, it will be very informal and you will have the opportunity to come forward and share some of those stories and memories. I hope you're willing to share because I know it will mean a lot to the family. Sorry to post this so late as many won't see it. Please pass the information to others you know are attending.

Clint Kelly

March 7, 2013

Rob had a great sense of humor and I thoroughly enjoyed working with him. I'm sorry to hear of his passing. He will be missed.

Mark Hare

March 6, 2013

I too knew Rob through Bank One and later Chase. He was alway in a great mood and I never saw him upset with the world. Like others who were lucky to have work with him, I was sad to hear of his passing and will attest that my work environment was a better place with him in it.

Jeff Pero

March 5, 2013

Rob was a great asset to the many people who worked along side him. He had a wealth of knowledge and a great personality to go along with it. The day he retired we all immediately felt a loss. Happy Trails Rob and best wishes to your family.

Jordan Smith

March 5, 2013

Rob was a consummate professional with a big heart. I had the pleasure of working with him for a few years and Rob was always filled with good humor and could always brighten your day. He will be missed and left this world too soon.

Derek Cahoon

March 5, 2013

Rob was sure great to work with at Chase. He had a great attitude and was liked by all. My condolences go out to his family and loved ones. RIP Rob.

Sheryl Loper

March 4, 2013

My heart and sympathay go out to his family during this difficult loss. I worked with Rob at Chase. That "dry wit' would get ya every time! God Bless. Sheryl Loper

Ken Metevier

March 4, 2013

I was very affected by the news of Rob's passing. During my time working with him at Chase we became close friends. I always admired his ability to uplift any person he spoke to or touched. He was a kind man and one that I will miss dearly. My prayers go out to his family and all that were touched by him.

Rob, you were one of a kind. I miss you.

Belinda Billings

March 4, 2013

Robert lived in our neighborhood for the past several years. Our condolences to this family.

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Matt Shugart

February 28, 2013

I had the pleasure of working with Rob at Chase. You could always count on Rob to bring humor to any situation. I enjoyed his wit, kind spirit and never-ending support for his Tigers. My prayers are with his family at this time.

GEAUX Tigers.