Thurman Lee Sorrell was born the son of Alsia James Sorrell and Bessie Mable Reynolds Sorrell on June 1, 1937, in Myrtle, Mo., and died Jan. 5, 2009, in Mountain Home, Ark., at the age of 71.
He was united in marriage on Dec. 25, 1955, in Myrtle, Mo., to Carol Allen.
Thurman was a farmer at heart and attended services at the Church of God Chapel of Myrtle all his life.
He is survived by: his wife, Carol Sorrell of the home in Myrtle, Mo.; four children, Harlan Sorrell of Myrtle, Dennis Sorrell of Myrtle, Camille Zacharias and husband, Norman of Hinckley, Minn., and Stanley Sorrell of Myrtle; seven grandchildren, Anthony and Jason Sorrell of Myrtle and Nathan, Jared, Robyn, Caleb and Natalie Zacharias of Hinckley, Minn.; one sister, Lillian Eck of Guthrie, Okla.; two brothers, James Clifford Sorrell and wife, Gertrude of Pocahontas, Ark.; and Fred Sorrell and wife, Merry of Myrtle; two step-brothers, Troy and Eddie Gentry; two step-sisters, Eula Shirrel and Hassi Palmer; one sister-in-law, Edna Sorrell of Newton, Kan.; one brother-in-law, Gene Beisly of Strafford, Mo.; several nieces; nephews; other relatives and many friends.
He was preceded in death by: his parents; one brother, Lehman Earl Sorrell; one sister, Dora Lela Beisly; and one brother-in-law, Edwin Eck.
Funeral services were held Jan. 10 in the Carter Funeral Home Chapel at Thayer. Burial followed in the Oak Grove Church of God Cemetery near Myrtle, with arrangements under the direction of Carter Funeral Home of Thayer.