EAST PRAIRIE - John Earl Thomure, 72, died at 8:30 p.m. Oct. 14, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston.
Born June 9, 1934, in East Prairie, to the late Orville William and Georgia Anderson Thomure, he live most of his life in East Prairie. He was an operating engineer with Union Local 513 and a veteran of the U.S. Air Force.
On June 5, 1966, he married Virgie Busby, who survives of the home.
Other survivors include: two sons, Billy Thomure of East Prairie and John Thomure of Independence; two daughters, Barbara Warren and Marla Eftink of Sikeston; one brother, Howard Thomure of Belleville, Ill.; 10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Visitation is after 5 p.m. today at the Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie where services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday with Larry Davis officiating.
Burial will follow in the Dogwood Cemetery.