GASTONIA -- Charles William Thornburg, 84, went to be with his Lord and Savior, Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013, after years of declining health at Presbyterian Hospital, Charlotte.
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He was a native of Gaston County, son of the late William Dean and Edith Lineberger Thornburg. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his son, Douglas Thornburg; brother, Jack Oates; sister, Helen Cloninger and step mother, Edna Thornburg.
Charles was a veteran of the U.S. Army retiring after 20 years of service. He worked and later retired from Sherman Textiles, Dallas. He was a member of Gastonia Foursquare Church. His hobbies included golf and selling his "finds" at the flea market.
Charles was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather who will be dearly missed.
Survivors include his loving wife of 55 years, Bobbie Bradley Thornburg; grandchildren, Leah Thornburg, David Thornburg; great grandson, Zachary Jones; brothers, Phillip Thornburg, Bill Oates; sisters, Rebecca Clippard, Carolyn Haas and husband Jimmy and Geraldine Hoover.
A visitation will be held 1:30 until 3 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013 at McLean Funeral Directors of Gastonia with a funeral service to follow at 3 p.m. in the Founders Chapel of McLean Funeral Directors with Rev. Andy Ballentine, Rev. Virgil Lemmings and Rev. L.J. Barnes officiating. Interment will follow with Military Honors in Gaston Memorial Park.
Condolence messages may be sent online at www.McLeanFuneral.com.
McLean Funeral Directors of Gastonia is serving the family of Mr. Thornburg.
McLean Funeral Directors
700 South New Hope Road Gastonia, NC 28054
Published in Gaston Gazette on Aug. 26, 2013