Printed from:

Welcome to Columbia Magazine  

Leslie Keith Thurman, 83, Cumberland Co., KY native (1937-2021)

Leslie Keith Thurman of Louisville passed away at Norton Audubon Hospital on Tuesday, January 26, 2021, from Covid-19. He was 83 years old.

Graveside services will be held at 1:30pmCT on Saturday, January 30, 2021, at Marrowbone Cemetery.

There will be no visitation at the funeral home.

Born in Cumberland County, Kentucky on Thursday, October 7, 1937, he was the son of Herriford and Minnie Allen Thurman. He retired from Worthington Steel and spent his days collecting and repairing rod and reels and bicycles. When he wasn't tinkering in his garage, he could be found at the nearest fishing hole.

He was preceded in death by his wife of over 50 years Barbara Jean Thurman, son Keith Wayne Thurman, and siblings Kenneth, David, and Judge Walter Thurman, Martha Garrett, Louise Garner, and Lenolia Cary.

Survivors include:
  • Three children- Teresa Veach (Randy) of Indianapolis, IN, Butch Thurman (Kim) of Louisville, KY, and Lisa Robinette (Charlie) of Louisville KY
  • One Brother- Tommy Thurman of Burkesville, Kentucky,
  • Five grandchildren- Amanda Robinette (Jeremy), Brandon Veach (Kristie), Bryan Hall, Chris Veach, Michelle Dragon (Darick)
  • 11 great grandchildren; Corbin Veach, Taylor Robinette, Devyn Hall, Laynee Robinson, Addison Vaughn, Addison Robinette, Dylan Hall, Isabelle Veach, Jayde Dragon, Elizabeth Veach, and Alannah Dragon
  • A host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends
Ballou & Stotts Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be left at

This story was posted on 2021-01-29 14:26:37
Printable: this page is now automatically formatted for printing.
Have comments or corrections for this story? Use our contact form and let us know.

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home
Located one block off the Square at 200 Campbellsville Street in Columbia, KY.
To reach David and Cathy Martin, phone (270)-384-2149, or e-mail:
Large enough to serve comfortably; Small enough to serve personally.

G & G Monuments
Todd and Mandi Green and Jared Conover
1670 Liberty Road, Columbia, KY. email:, 270-634-0359
First Quality Marble and Granite

Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home
Established 1922 | 210 Greensburg St., Columbia, KY 42728 | Jeff Jessie, Owner
270-384-2145,, email

Leslie Keith Thurman, 83, Cumberland Co., KY native (1937-2021)

2021-01-29 - Louisville, KY - Photo courtesy Ballou & Stotts Funeral Home.
Read More... | Comments? | Click here to share, print, or bookmark this photo.


Quick Links to Popular Features

Looking for a story or picture?
Try our Photo Archive or our Stories Archive for all the information that's appeared on


Contact us: Columbia Magazine and are published by D'Zine, Ltd., PO Box 906, Columbia, KY 42728.
Phone: 270.403.0017

Please use our contact page, or send questions about technical issues with this site to All logos and trademarks used on this site are property of their respective owners. All comments remain the property and responsibility of their posters, all articles and photos remain the property of their creators, and all the rest is copyright 1995-Present by Columbia! Magazine and D'Zine, Ltd. Privacy policy: use of this site requires no sharing of information. Voluntarily shared information may be published and made available to the public on this site and/or stored electronically. Anonymous submissions will be subject to additional verification. Cookies are not required to use our site. However, if you have cookies enabled in your web browser, some of our advertisers may use cookies for interest-based advertising across multiple domains. For more information about third-party advertising, visit the NAI web privacy site.