Justin Allen Thurman, 45, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family by his side on Wednesday, December 9, 2020 after a long battle of brain cancer.
He was born on November 10, 1975 in Seattle, WA the son of Larry and Cindy (Dunlap) Thurman. He grew up in Redmond WA and Sedro-Woolley WA. He graduated from Sedro-Woolley High School.
Justin is considered by all AMAZING, as doctors confirmed. He is the one guy everybody would call for help. This guy is an all-around handyman. Justin was a simple man and lived everyday to the fullest with no complaint. Justin enjoyed being around his friends and family. He always had jokes and was always sarcastic.
Justin was always outside working on something whether it was a toy he bought without his wife knowing and coming home to or trying to fix something on the house or vehicles. On most weekends he was either fishing, hunting, riding four wheelers, racing RC cars, to paintball tournaments, watching his daughter play select soccer or watching Cody Hamilton play baseball. We as a family would take trips over to Jameson Lake to fish every year and it always made the best memories for all of us. Every year it seemed like new people always came along with us and we built new memories and stories to talk about randomly and laugh. The sand dunes were a place we went a lot as well to ride our four wheelers and same with our annual fishing trip where new people would come along every year. Mendi, his wife and Justin would take a weekend trip in the summer time to Ocean Shores to see the water and ride the electric bikes they had while cracking cold one as Justin would say it was more fun that way. As a family we would make a quick trip over to Leavenworth so we could mini golf and tube down the river and the best part was the ice cream and pizza. Extreme mountain biking is a hobby he enjoyed and got his son-in-law into and they had so much fun going and shredding it up and crashing.
An inspiration Justin is too many people. He taught so many how to fix things, hunt, fish and so on. Cody H. enjoyed him teaching him how to hunt and fish and crack a cold one when his dad Shane wasn’t around. He had taught Ryan, his son-in-law, to duck hunt and work on homes as they worked side by side for a few years. There are so many memories of him and he would want this short and sweet but we wanted people to know how much of a hardworking man he is, the best husband, father, grandpa, and friend. The most strong-willed, brave hero he is to our family and gives us a reminder to never complain and cherish what we have in front of us and not to sweat the small stuff. Being a “Thurman” was a real thing and a lot of you would know what that means. Justin is AMAZING and will forever be remembered that way.
He is survived by his loving wife Mendi Thurman; daughter, Kylie (Ryan) King; grandson, baby Justin; parents, Larry and Cindy Thurman; sister, Kellie (Kory) Butler.
In honor of Justin’s wishes a private family service was held. Share your memories of Justin and sign the online guest register.