Warren H. Thornburg, 91, formerly of Pottsville, died Friday morning at ProMedica Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation, Sinking Spring.
He was born March 4, 1930, in Pottsville, a son of the late Alfred R. and Catherine Schwerkiet Thornburg.
He was a 1948 graduate of Pottsville High School, where he participated in football and track and field, earning the nickname "The Flash"
He was a Navy veteran, having served during the Korean War and later worked at Homestead Airforce Base.
Warren was a member of Black Diamond Navy Club, Minersville. Throughout his life, Warren enjoyed hiking, especially at Sharp Mountain.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Richard and Melvin Thornburg.
Surviving are his children, Lynn McGowan, Jacksonville, Fla., Michael Thornburg and his wife, Debra, Exeter, David Thornburg and his wife, Sandy, Flying Hills, Daniel Thornburg, Carson, Calif.; eight grandchildren, four great-grandchildren; nieces and nephew.
Services and interment are at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are under the care of James E. Humphrey Funeral Home, Pottsville. Please share your memories and condolences with Warren's family by signing the guest book at www.jehumphreyfuneralhome.com.