View Video Tribute View Funeral Webcast Dennis Glenn Thurman, 62, retired employee of Tennessee Farm Bureau for 29 years and resident of Columbia, died Friday, April 14, 2023 at Maury Regional Medical Center after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 2:00 P.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home with Pastor Rick Blevins officiating. Burial will follow in Polk Memorial Gardens. The family will visit with friends Tuesday from 12:00 P.M. until service time at the funeral home. The family suggests memorials the First Family Baptist Church, 2790 Pulaski Hwy, Columbia, TN 38401. Condolences may be extended online at www.oakesandnichols.com. Born June 30, 1960 in Maury County, he was the son of the late J.B. Thurman and the late Dorothy Hubbell Thurman. He was a 1979 graduate of Central High School and earned his Associate’s degree in Marketing at Columbia State Community College in 1981. Mr. Thurman avid collector of knives and antique tools. He enjoyed reading and watching westerns. His favorite vacation spot was the Smoky Mountains. He was a member of First Family Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, whom he married August 8, 1987, Rolanda Wilson Thurman of Columbia; daughters, Kali (Wesley) Lentz of Murfreesboro; Lindsey (Mitchell) Hahn of Rives, Tennessee; brother, Don (Pam) Thurman of Columbia; grandchildren, Eli Lentz, Mason Hahn, Liam Lentz, McCoy Hahn; nieces, Kimberly (Andy) Coates, Gina Carroll; nephews, Kyle Thurman, Jeff (Brittaney) Carroll; mother-in-law, Mary Lee Wilson of Lawrenceburg; and brother-in-law, Brant (Samantha) Wilson of Lawrenceburg. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Brenda Thurman Wilson; and father-in-law, Almon Wilson. Active pallbearers will be Kyle Thurman, Jeffrey Carroll, Andy Coates, Matt Miller, Dill Hughes, Anthony Kimbrough, and John Creekmore. Honorary pallbearers include Carl Bedford Sunday School Class and former and present employees of Tennessee Farm Bureau. The family would like to express a special thanks to Dr. Mark Messenger and the nurses at the Maury Regional Cancer Center for their care and compassion.