Collins-McKee-Stone Funeral Home

30 Riverside Highway, Bassett, VA


Robert Warren Thurman

January 22, 1949May 19, 2019
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Robert “Warren” Thurman,70, of Spencer, VA passed away on Sunday, May 19, 2019. Warren was born January 22, 1949 to Robert and Foye Thurman. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, John Tazewell Thurman and Ada Blankenship Thurman, and his maternal grandparents, Orris and Annie Campbell Shelton.

Warren is survived by his wife Ida Turner Thurman; daughter, Emily Beatty (Terry) of Lillington, NC.; sons, Tim Thurman (Terri) of Ridgeway, VA., Matt Thurman (Jackie) of Spencer VA; granddaughters, Samantha Thurman and Layla Thurman; grandson, Isaac Thurman; sisters, Barbara Williams (Orbreyn) of Ridgeway, VA, Sandra Reeves (Sonny) of Myrtle Beach, SC, Margaret Courson (Larry) of Cabot, AR.; brother, Johnny Thurman of Ridgeway, VA.

He was a member of the Thomasson Heights Baptist Church. He was employed by Dupont for many years. Warren loved his church, singing, outdoors and especially his grandchildren.

A service will be held at Collins Funeral Home Chapel, 30 Riverside Drive, Bassett, VA 24055, Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at 11:00 AM with Pastors Wayne Fulcher and son-in-law Terry Beatty. The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 PM Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at Collins Funeral Home.

The family requests, in addition to flowers, donations may be made to Thomasson Heights Baptist Church, P.O. Box 176, Collinsville, VA 24078.



  • John Tazell Thurman, Grandfather (deceased)
  • Ada Blankenship Thurman, Grandmother (deceased)
  • Orris Shelton, Grandfather (deceased)
  • Annie Campbell Shelton, Grandmother (deceased)
  • Robert Thurman, Father (deceased)
  • Foye Thurman, Mother (deceased)
  • Ida Turner Thurman, Wife
  • Emily Beatty, Daughter
  • Terry Beatty, Son-in-law
  • Tim Thurman, Son
  • Terri Thurman, Daughter-in-law
  • Matt Thurman, Son
  • Jackie Thurman, Daughter-in-law
  • Samantha Thurman, Granddaughter
  • Layla Thurman, Granddaughter
  • Issac Thurman, Grandson
  • Barbara Williams, Sister
  • Orbreyn Williams, Brother-in-law
  • Sandra Reeves, Sister
  • Sonny Reeves, Brother-in-law
  • Margaret Courson, Sister
  • Larry Courson, Brother-in-law
  • Johnny Thurman, Brother

  • Joe Salmons, Active
  • Paul Salmons, Active
  • Rocky Clark, Active
  • Leslie Gordon, Active
  • Tim Cox, Active
  • Darrell Manning, Active
  • Robert Stewart, Active
  • Mark Williams, Active
  • Antonio Ernandez, Active
  • Benjamin Salmons, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Joe Hiatt, Honorary Pallbearer

  • Thomasson Heights Baptist Church


  • Visitation Tuesday, May 21, 2019
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, May 22, 2019
  • Interment Wednesday, May 22, 2019


Robert Warren Thurman

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Elizabeth & Nestor Beltran

May 23, 2019

Emily & family our deepest condolences...you are in our thoughts & prayers....

Phyllis Young

May 22, 2019

Ida and all of your beautiful family, we are all so sad of Warren's passing! We are also rejoicing that he is no longer suffering and is with his loved ones who have gone on before and most of all is with Jesus and so happy!!Love you all so much and we will never forget him, especially his singing and sweetness and kindness!Your friends Jerald, Phyllis, and Sandy

Michelle shelton

May 21, 2019

I just want to send my love and prayers to the whole family! My heart is completely broken. No matter all the years that have passed since I've seen him, I love him just as much as I ever have! My most precious and happiest childhood memories, include him!! Prayers to the entire family!💜🙏😭

Terry Vaughn

May 21, 2019

To the Thurman Family,
We are so sorry for your loss and so very thankful that Warren knew Christ as his Lord and Savior. Your family has always been so kind and accepting to my wife Chriss and then to me after we were married. We love y’all and are praying for God to give you strength.
Terry and Chriss Vaughn

Jinky Harris

May 21, 2019

To the Thurman Family,
My heart and prayers are with you all during the loss of Warren. He was a very special man.
You all will always be part of my family.
Love Always

Teresa & Larry Martin

May 21, 2019

Ida, You and your family are in our prayers. We will remember Warren and all the times we came down to work hay and Sandra would have him mechanicing on something ...weedeaters, lawn mowers, swimming pool or whatever she needed help on. That saved the day for Larry and we were so thankful. Warren had to be the best to keep Sandra going so today we are sending a big "thank you" to Warren in heaven and just think...he has no more pain which is what we all strive and live for. Love you

LarryMarie Slate

May 20, 2019

Ida and family we are praying for you and we know by Warrens testimony that we will join him at our appointed time in our heavenly home. Do you think he has had time to visit with mom and dad? Can you imagine? Jesus our savior first and to look on His face and worship Him and all the rejoicing that’s going on. How sad for us, but how wonderful for our loved ones. We love you, stay strong as our Lord places His arms around you. Larry and Marie Slate

Nikki Bateman

May 20, 2019

We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. Steve, Nikki & Bryson Bateman

Carol Haynes

May 20, 2019

Warren was a really sweet uncle and he always had a wonderful smile. I enjoyed hearing him laugh when we were at Grandpa Turners growing up. I know he is in Heaven and he is enjoying time with Jesus his savior at this very moment. My aunt Ida, Tim, Matt and Emily know that he will always be loved and missed by all the cousins.