Thurman Olin Sturdivant III
Thurman Olin Sturdivant III
  • February 12, 1936 - November 13, 2017
  • Georgia

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LTC. Thurman Olin (T.O.) Sturdivant, III, U.S. Army Retired, age 81, of Marietta, passed away November 13, 2017. T.O. was a native of Atlanta and was a graduate of Roosevelt High School. He was retired from the U. S Army with 20 years and 3 tours in Viet Nam. He was also retired as Chief Magistrate of Cobb County and was instrumental in starting Family Court in Cobb County.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Jeanette O. Sturdivant; children, Thurman Olin Sturdivant, IV and his wife Mickey, Steven L. Sturdivant, Jeanne L. Koepsell; grandchildren, Christopher, Michael, Chris, Daniel, Marshall and Matthew Sturdivant, Jenna and Jonathan Koepsell; great grandson, Lee Sturdivant.

Funeral services will be held Saturday Nov. 19 at 11 AM at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, 1770 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta, GA 30062, with remains placed instate at 10 AM. Rev. Harden Hopper and Rev. Greg Hall will officiate. Interment with full military honors will follow at Greenwood Cemetery in Atlanta.

The family will receive friends between the hours of 4 until 8 PM Friday at the funeral home.

Those who desire may make contributions to Must Ministries, P.O. Box 1717, Marietta, GA 30061.

Online condolences may be made at

Georgia Memorial Park Funeral Home & Cemetery, 2000 Cobb Parkway SE, Marietta, GA 30060. 770-432-0771.