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Memorial service planned for John Thurman

A memorial service for John Thurman is planned for 2 p.m. Sunday, June 13, at Norris Fellowship Church, 23 Dogwood Road, Norris.

Parking will be across the street at Norris Middle School. Those attending are asked to bring masks to wear in church.

Thurman, a charter member of the Clinch River Chapter of Trout Unlimited, was the person most instrumental in establishing the TU trout camp at Tremont. The camp was renamed in his honor last fall: John Thurman Smoky Mountain Trout Adventure Camp.

He especially enjoyed teaching children about trout, aquatic bugs and fishing.

Thurman died Oct. 21, 2020, after a long battle with cancer. He is survived by his wife Kathleen of Norris; daughter Mary Thurman, son-in-law Robert Schuler, and grandsons Theodore and Charles Schuler of Atlanta, Ga.; and sister Shelley Wold of Little Rock, Ark.