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Marion B. Thorne

May 17, 1937 — October 25, 2014


Marion B. Thorne of Idalou passed away on Saturday, October 25, 2014 at the age of 77.  He was born May 17, 1937 in Rotan, TX to Melvin and Wynona (Hawk) Thorne, and was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He married Darlene Tekell of Tahoka on August 20, 1965 and she preceded him in death in 2002. Marion retired from Eagle-Picher Industries, Inc.  as a sheet metal fabricator. He married Shirley Adkins on November 12, 2005 in Lubbock.  Marion loved spending time with his family; he loved dancing, fishing, and watching westerns.  He was a member of First Baptist Church in Idalou where he served as a deacon, and he was a member of the Lubbock Senior Citizen Dance Club.

 Those left to cherish his memory are his wife, Shirley of Idalou; daughter, Marla Sides and husband Danny of Lubbock; son, Dale Thorne and wife Leah of Lubbock; mother, Wynona of Lubbock; brothers, Bobby, Verl, Donnie, Ralph and Randy Thorne; and two grandchildren, Brittany and Dalton Sides.

He is also preceded in death by his father, Melvin.

Visitation will begin 3:00 – 8:00 p.m. Monday, October 27, 2014 with family receiving friends from 5:00-8:00 p.m. at Combest Family Funeral Homes in Idalou.  Celebration of Life will be at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at the First Baptist Church Idalou with interment to follow at the Idalou Cemetery

 In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to be made to Southwest Cancer Center of Lubbock.

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