March 6, 1939 - July 6, 2021
Thurman Dearl Remmer went to meet Jesus on Tuesday, July 6th, 2021. He was 82 years old and surrounded by his family upon passing. Thurman, who was also known as "Bones," was one out of ten children, a twin, born to Arthur Monroe Remmer and Rebecca Petero. He was born in Arkansas and moved out to California as a young boy. Thurman had many, many interests and hobbies over the years. He loved woodworking, tinkering with things, word searches, reading Louis L'Amour, building bird houses, riding motorcycles, and even the occasional horse. He was very inventive in all that he did. He could see a problem, look at it, and figure out how to tackle it. He had a passion for life and everything he did. In Colossians 3:23 it states, "Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men." This is what Thurman did. He loved his job, he loved the Lord, and he put his all into everything. He was a hard worker, doing things the right way, the first time. When he taught you how to do something, you could guarantee you were going to learn how to do it the "Thurman" way, which happened to also be the "right" way. He took pride in his work, just like he took pride in his children and grandchildren. Thurman loved his children, David and Debbie. While he taught them to work hard and to be responsible, he also taught them how to have fun. He spent time with them and guided them as a father would. He did the same as a grandfather. He used to enjoy letting his grandchildren ride ATVs in the back of their property. Thurman shared the loved he gave to his children with other children of Kingsburg. Children loved Thurman, and they flocked to him. He had such a welcoming and fun personality that the children gravitated towards. He had many adopted grandchildren from all around. This is probably why he was the most loved bus driver of Kings River Elementary School, where he will forever be remembered as Mr. Remmer. Thurman drove a school bus for Kings River Elementary School for 29 years. When the school bought Bus #1, that was his bus until they retired it. Thurman had story after story of children he drove from home to school, to back home later in the afternoon. He was a strict bus driver, requiring the best behavior from his students, but they still loved him. The love children had for Thurman more than likely came from the fact that he enjoyed kidding around so much. Thurman was well known for being quite the jokester. He made so many people, young and old, laugh. He made jokes, but also would play jokes on others. He had a funny quip to share with each greeting. He made friends everywhere he went, making people laugh with his charismatic personality. Thurman was very loyal and proud of his family. Whenever anyone would visit Thurman and Carol, he would show off the family photos that had been collected over the years. He tried to see if people would be able to figure out who everyone was. He got a kick out of seeing if people could point out which picture was of his red-headed bride. Carol and Thurman celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary this year. The love they had for one another was intense. They spent many of their early married years with dates to Knott's Berry Farm. They rode their motorcycles together, and spent many years having fun. They shared special moments together, even when they didn't know others were watching. They would say to each other, "I love you a whole bunch." Sometimes Thurman would tell Carol, "I love you more." He loved her with a passion that only 60 years can bring. Thurman was a devoted member of New Life church for over 40 years. He served as a board member and church secretary. He loved the Lord and loved to witness to others about God everywhere he went. When Kings River Elementary School retired Thurman's Bus #1, he bought the bus and donated it to the church to transport children. He wanted to give many other children the opportunity to experience the love of God. Thurman lived a long and very fulfilled life. He touched so many lives along the way. He taught others how to live. He was a good example of what it looks like to be a hard-working man, a loving and devoted husband, a respectful father, a fun-time grandfather, and a man of God. He will be greatly missed. May the Lord bless you and keep you; May the Lord make His face shine upon you and be gracious to you; May the Lord lift up His countenance upon you and give you peace. (Numbers 6:24-26) Viewing will be held 2-8pm Thursday, July 15th, 2021 at Salser & Dillard Creighton Chapel, 1588 Lincoln Street, Kingsburg. Funeral services will be held 10am Friday, July 16th, 2021 at Salser & Dillard Creighton Chapel followed by burial at Kingsburg Cemetery, 12782 E. Clarkson Avenue, Kingsburg. Services have been entrusted to Salser & Dillard Creighton Chapel. Memorial Tributes and condolences may be offered by logging onto www.salseranddillard.com.
Thurman Dearl Remmer went to meet Jesus on Tuesday, July 6th, 2021. He was 82 years old and surrounded by his family upon passing. Thurman, who was also known as "Bones," was one out of ten children, a twin, born to Arthur Monroe Remmer and... View Obituary & Service Information
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