Truman B. Therwhanger

  • Truman B. Therwhanger
    Truman B. Therwhanger

Graveside services for Truman B. Therwhanger, 99, of Sulphur Springs will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 6, 2019 at Rockdale Cemetery. There will be no formal visitation. Honorary pallbearers will be the Men’s Radio Bible Class.

Truman passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019 at Rock Creek Health and Rehab.

He was born Jan. 27, 1920 in Weinert, Texas, the son of George Browder and Eula Smith Therwhanger. He served in the United States Air Force during World War II. He worked in aviation as an aircraft mechanic all his life. He married Esma E. Therwhanger on Oct. 22, 1947 in Lovington, New Mexico. She preceded him in death on June 11, 2017. Truman was a member of the First Baptist Church and the Men’s Radio Bible Class.

He is survived by sons Charles Therwhanger of Lubbock, Texas, Dwight Therwhanger of Sulphur Springs, and Phillip Therwhanger and wife Sherry of Sulphur Springs; sister-in-law, Ann Therwhanger of Munday, Texas; five grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren.

In addition to his wife, Truman is preceded in death by his parents; grandson, Marty Therwhanger; and daughter-in-law, Suzanne Therwhanger.

Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church Mission Fund at 116 Oak Ave., Sulphur Springs, Texas 75482 or Gideons International at

Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home.