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Gilbert "Bert" G. Thorne III

Obituary for Gilbert "Bert" G. Thorne III

July 7, 1930 - August 23, 2019
San Antonio, Texas | Age 89

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Bert Thorne, 89, peacefully passed away at home on Friday, August 23, 2019 in San Antonio, Texas. He was born on July 7, 1930 to Gilbert and Margaret Thorne in Corsicana, Texas. He went to "family camp" at Camp Arrowhead on the south fork of the Guadalupe river as a child, fell in love with the camp and the river, and ended up working as a "working man" at this girls camp for 5 summers…one of them even when he got out of the Coast Guard. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School in San Antonio in 1948 and from Texas A&I in 1951. He was in the Coast Guard for 2½ years and began working for Texaco in 1954. He married the love of his life on July 26, 1956. He retired from Texaco after 32 years and maintained lifelong friends from Texaco. He lived at 200 Dandelion from 1969 to 2016 and had wonderful neighbors whose families have remained close to him. He maintained many lifelong friends from childhood. He loved hunting, going on trips to La Posada in Laredo with friends, and dancing. He loved watching football of any kind and watching Spurs basketball. He was an Aggie by proxy, because both of his sons went there and he always supported them in everything they did. He had a quick wit, an infectious smile and was a gentle man. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather and was an example to us all.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Margie Jones. Bert is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Elaine Nelson Thorne; Sons, Bradley Hale Thorne (Belen) and Gregg Nelson Thorne (Melissa); Grandchildren, Lauren Huckabay (Scott), Matt Thorne, Taylor Hart (Ryan) and Lainey Thorne and his great-grandsons, Grayson and Grant Huckabay.

LIFE CELEBRATION
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2019
10:30 A.M.
SUNSET RIDGE CHURCH OF CHRIST
95 BREES BLVD.
SAN ANTONIO, TX 78209

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Sunset Ridge Church of Christ.

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2102 North Loop 1604 East
San Antonio, TX 78232
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