Thurman Earl Saylor

| March 4, 2016
Thurman Earl Saylor

Thurman Earl Saylor

Thurman Earl Saylor was born on May 5, 1940 in Coshocton, OH to Earl J. and Maude Oschenbein Saylor, one of eleven children.

USFlagSunlightHC1311_X_300_C_YHe was preceded in death by his parents and siblings, Mary Ellen Entringer, Pearl Burkett, Essie Hutchinson, Sharon Buncak, Christine Foraker and Fred Saylor.

In 1958, Thurman joined the United States Air Force and served his country for three years prior to his honorable discharge in August of 1961.

On February 18, 1961, Thurman married the love of his life, Annette and they raised four loving children. A son, Gregory Earl, died on March 7, 2010 and a daughter, Toni Lynn Saylor Stephens died on May 5, 2014. An active member of Emmaus Baptist Church where he did odd jobs, he was also a former member of Mt. Olive Rescue and worked with Chase Laundry. Thurman also was an active participant with Relay for Life and always had a willingness to help others. An avid reader, he was not one to sit still for long whether it was stump grinding, driving his truck or race cars, or working in his shop. Although he was quite busy, he never gave up an opportunity to take a nap every now and then. Annette was very special to Thurman and they had just celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary.

All of his family held a special place in his heart and he always enjoyed spending time with them. A special member of the family was his dog, “Princess” and she had Thurman wrapped around her paw. On February 23, 2016 while a patient at Wayne Memorial Hospital, Thurman Earl Saylor died while battling Pulmonary Fibrosis and Pneumonia. He was a dear man to so many people and will be remembered as a wonderful husband, father, brother, grandfather and friend.

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