James Vincent Stickney, mainly know as Thunder was born December 5, 1937 in Flatriver, Missouri to Virgil Timothy Stickney and Ruth Evangaline Penick Stickney. He passed away at his home in Osceola on August 13, 2012.
Thunder was married to Mary Edna Chandler, his wife of 45 years on March 1, 1967.
Thunder worked for the Saint Clair County Sherriffs Department for 10 years working as a computer programmer, later retiring on June 28, 2011.
He enjoyed working on computers, whether it was working with programs or putting music together on his computer. Thunder was a Native American dancer and due to health had to limit the amount of Native American dancing he did.
Thunder was preceded in death by his parents and younger brother, Jerry Dean Stickney
He is survived by 4 children; De Wayne, James, Sebrina and Diana, several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; 1 sister, Bettie Danley and 1 brother, Virgil Stickney.