William David Thursby III

Published 7:29 am Thursday, July 11, 2013

Nov. 19, 1956 –

July 8, 2013

Funeral services for William David Thursby III, 56, of Cairo, Ga., were at 11 a.m., Friday, July 12, 2013, at the Chapel of Clark Funeral Home, in Cairo. The Rev. Kenneth Cloud and Dustin Wells officiated. Services concluded at the Chapel. Private interment was in Greenwood Cemetery, in Cairo. Mr. Thursby passed away on Monday, July 8, 2013, at his home.

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Active pallbearers were Bobby Moore, Shawn Gray, Matt Reynolds, Steven Reynolds, Charles Barnes and Robert Cogan.

Mr. Thursby was born on Nov. 19, 1956, in Cairo, to the late William D. “Bill” Thursby Jr., and Vivian Oates Thursby. On Nov. 6, 2004, he married Susan Austin Thursby, who survives. Mr. Thursby was a graduate of Leon High School. David was the plantation farm manager for Gem Land Company/Cherokee Plantation for 35 years. He was a member of Indian Springs Baptist Church in Jefferson County, Fla. David loved the outdoors and was an avid hunter and fisherman.

Survivors include his wife, Susan Thursby of Cairo; sons, William D.“Will” Thursby IV of Tallahassee, Fla., Stephen Rackley of Tallahassee; daughter and son-in- law, Lisa and Matt Radley of Thomasville, Ga.; grandchildren, Reeslyn Thursby and Ragan Thursby, both of Tallahassee; sisters and brother-in-law, Peggy Ann Cogan of Jacksonville, Anita Lynn and Steve Reynolds of Bainbridge; and a host of nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.