Bobby R. Thurman
Bobby R. Thurman
On May 1, 1997, Bobby R. Thurman
, Rea L. Nelson's great-grandson, joined the family business as fourth generation.
Bobby is a licensed funeral director and embalmer receiving all his licensure in 1999 after graduating from ASU in Mtn. Home, AR.
He is also a licensed funeral director in Missouri.
He has been a deputy coroner since January of 1998.
On December 1, 2005, he
bought the business from his
uncle, Douglas B. Nelson.
In 2010, he became a member of the Advisory Board for Mortuary Science at Arkansas State University in Mountain Home.
has served in all the chairs of the North West Arkansas Funeral Directors Association
, the Arkansas Funeral Directors Association
and in July 2011, he
was appointed by Gov.
Beebe to the State Board of Embalmers
and Funeral Directors.
In June 2012, he
was nominated to the position of Vice-Chairman of the State Board
Locally, he is in Kiwanis, a board member of the Carroll County Historical & Genealogical Society, Eureka Springs Historical Museum, the Mercy Hospital-Berryville Foundation Board, a recruiter for the Community Blood Center of the Ozarks and a member of the Berryville Lodge #82 Independent Order of Odd Fellows in which he is the Past Grand Master for the state.
In March 1998, he
married Christy Ellison and they have two daughters, Olivia and Ava.
spare time, he
plays the drums and he
likes to be outdoors camping, hunting, fishing and skiing.
Tammy was hired at Nelson Funeral Service, Inc. on April 13, 2007 by Bobby R. Thurman as an Administrative Assistant to take care of the day-to-day office operations.
Carla and Bobby
also own the Candlewick Inn motel in Eureka Springs, AR.