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Thomas Jackson Thorne, Jr.

Thomas Jackson Thorne, Jr.
  • July 17, 1918 - December 16, 2014
  • Charleston, South Carolina
  • In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to:
  • The Citadel Foundation
    171 Moultrie Street
    Charleston, SC 29409-6230
  • Gazes Cardiac Research Institute at MUSC
    c/o MUSC Foundation, MSC 450, 18 Bee Street
    Charleston, SC 29425

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“Margaret and Bob, Thinking of you and your family during this time of grieving. ”
1 of 6 | Posted by: Peggy Inabinet - Charleston, SC

“I have so many fond memories it is hard to pick out just one. We played many games of golf and enjoyed dinners together. Your Dad and Mom were such...Read More »
2 of 6 | Posted by: Beth Daniel - Delray Beach, FL

“Margaret, our thoughts are with you. We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Best wishes to you and your family. Will & Grace Evans ”
3 of 6 | Posted by: A friend

“Thinking of you, Margaret and Bob. May you keep happy memories of your Father for many years. Sorry that we have previous commitments and will miss...Read More »
4 of 6 | Posted by: carl and helena ahlert - SC

“Dear Lynda & Margaret: Your father was one of three that talked me into moving to Charleston in 1966. His wise counsel was generous advice for many...Read More »
5 of 6 | Posted by: A friend

“Dear Margaret and Bob,I'm so sorry to hear of your father's passing. I'm sure the wonderful memories you have of your father will bring you comfort...Read More »
6 of 6 | Posted by: A friend

Thomas Jackson Thorne, husband of the late June Dandridge Thorne, died Tuesday, December 16, 2014 in Charleston, SC. He was a resident of the Bishop Gadsden Retirement Community. Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, December 20, 2014 at the Bishop Gadsden Chapel at 2:00 p.m. A reception will follow to receive friends. Arrangements by J. Henry Stuhr, Inc., Downtown Chapel.

Born July 17, 1918, in Savannah, Georgia, his family moved to Charleston in 1926 and later purchased Woodstock Manufacturing Company, one of the area's largest employers. He attended the public schools of Charleston and graduated from The Citadel in 1939 earning a BS Civil Engineering. He was also a graduate of the US Army War College, Carlisle Barracks, PA.

After serving his country in World War II in the European Theatre, he returned home to assist with the family-owned business. Fortunately, he was able to continue his love of military service in the US Army Reserve from which he retired at the rank of Major General in 1974 as Commander of the 120th US Army Reserve Command, Ft. Jackson, SC, receiving the Distinguished Service Medal award as well as the state of South Carolina's Order of the Palmetto.

His service to the Charleston community was significant, with leadership roles in the Charleston County Board of Assessment Control, Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce, Charleston Development Board, Charleston Manufacturers' Club, Charleston County Board of Ethics, Coastal Carolina Council of the Boy Scouts of America, Trident United Way, American Red Cross, Kiwanis Club, Rotary Clubs of Charleston and North Charleston, and Grace Episcopal Church.

He was the longest serving member of the Country Club of Charleston. Tommy excelled at golf and won the title of City of Charleston's Golf Champion in both 1952 and 1956.

Surviving are his daughters Lynda Thorne Harrill and her husband, Roy, ... READ MORE →

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