Floyd “Pevis” Thornsberry, age 95, of Sumner, died Sunday, March 17, 2019, at Brunswick Nursing and Rehab in Brunswick.
Funeral services will be at11:00 a.m. on Thursday, March 21, 2019, at Wright Funeral Home in Brookfield with Pastor Gail Brown and Pastor Charlie Littrell officiating. Burial will be in Lakeside Cemetery in Sumner. The family will receive friends Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service at the funeral home. Military Honors will be rendered by Swan Lake American Legion Post #586.
Memorials to Lakeside Cemetery or Swan Lake American Legion Post #586 may be left at or mailed to Wright Funeral Home, P.O. Box 486, Brookfield, MO 64628.
Floyd Harold, son of Bill and Betty (Thomas) Thornsberry was born October 16, 1923, in Sumner. On December 24, 1943, he married Vivian Steinbeck.
Floyd was a lifelong farmer in the Sumner area.
He was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Army serving in the 10th Mountain Division.
Floyd was a member of the United Methodist Church in Sumner and a charter member of the Swan Lake American Legion Post #586 serving 70 years. Floyd also served on the Sumner Township Board and the Lakeside Cemetery Board in Sumner. He was an avid hunter and fisherman.
Survivors include his wife, Vivian of the home; his children, Sue Watts of Brunswick, Larry Thornsberry and wife, Lois of Lee’s Summit and Linda Lewis and husband, Steve of Gretna, Nebraska; seven grandchildren, Terry Watts and wife, Carla of Sumner, Tonya Dallas and husband, John of Blue Springs, Jeff Thornsberry and wife, Gretchen of Maryville, Chris Thornsberry and wife, Melissa of Pleasant Hill, Andy Lewis and wife, Darci of Crestwood, Kentucky, Matt Lewis of Gretna, Nebraska and Missy Schere and husband, George of Wayerly, Nebraska; 16 great-grandchildren; and one sister, Ruth Daugherty of Chillicothe.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Howard Thornsberry; two sisters, Mary Mckee and Nina Lou Thornsberry; and one son-in-law, Larry Watts.