obit-sunrisetreeHENDERSON, KY - Kenneth Lee Thurman, 72, Henderson, passed away at 10:15 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2011, at Methodist Hospital.

He was of the Baptist faith. He retired from Whirlpool Corp. after 41 years. He was a member of Jerusalem Lodge No. 9.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Allen and Goldie Thurman.

Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Nancy King Thurman; one daughter, Darlene Payne of Whiteman AFB, Mo.; one son, Gene Thurman of Henderson; and three grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Benton-Glunt Funeral Home. The Rev. Tom Hancock will officiate. Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Gardens.

Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today and after 9 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home, where a Masonic service will be led by Jerusalem Lodge No. 9 at 7 p.m. today.

Expressions os sympathy may take the form of contributions to St. Jude Children's Hospital.

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