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Paul E. Thurber, Sr.

March 29, 1971 ~ September 9, 2021 (age 50)


Paul E. Thurber, Sr., age 50, of Chillicothe, passed away on Thursday, September 9, 2021 at his home.

Paul was born on March 29, 1971 in Attleboro, MA to Philip and Joyce (McAfee) Thurber.  He married Melissa Snead on November 3, 1991 in Meridian, MS. 

Surviving are his wife, Melissa; his children, Paul Thurber, Jr. of Marquette Heights, IL, Joshua (Ryan Vaughn) Thurber of Peoria, IL, Aaron Thurber of Fort Campbell, KY and Jessica Thurber of Chillicothe; grandchildren, Tiffany Schisler and Jordan, Emily and Brayden Hitesman; and a great-granddaughter, Bailey Hitesman.  Also surviving are his parents; his sister, Christine (Donald) Ford of South Carolina; and his nieces and nephews.

Paul had worked for FMC Corp in Wyoming and for Matco in Morton.  He enjoyed fishing, camping, playing cornhole, and cookouts with his family and friends.

Services will be held on Wednesday, September 15, 2021 at 2pm at Weber-Hurd Funeral Home in Chillicothe.  Visitation will be held on Tuesday, September 14, 2021 from 5pm to 7pm also at the funeral home.  Burial will be at Chillicothe City Cemetery following the services.  Memorials in his name may be made to ALS.  Online condolences may be made through

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September 14, 2021

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Weber-Hurd Funeral Home
1107 N. 4th Street
Chillicothe, IL 61523

Funeral Service
September 15, 2021

2:00 PM
Weber-Hurd Funeral Home
1107 N. 4th Street
Chillicothe, IL 61523

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