Richard Thomas Thurston 56, of Somerville, passed away on Monday Aug. 22, 2011 at home.

He was born on March 9, 1955 in Vincennes to Lester and Rozella (Archer) Thurston.

He worked in maintenance at Pilot. He previously was an Oakland City police officer, volunteer on the Princeton Fire Dept. and a reserve deputy for Gibson County.

He is survived by his wife of 31 years, Annette Thurston of Somerville; four children, Jason (Heather) Black, Aaron Thurston and fiancee April Stuckey, Chandra (Matt) Phillips and Amber (Shawn) Shoultz; seven grandchildren, Abigail, Alyssa, Arik, Jordan, Shawna, Addisen and McKenna; and three brothers, Ross, Lester and Lonnie Thurston.

There will be no service. There will be visitation from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2011 at Colvin Funeral Home in Princeton.