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James Ray Thorn
1940 - 2009

James Ray Thorn, 68, passed away Saturday, June 6, of cancer.

Funeral services were held Tuesday in the chapel of Owens and Brumley Funeral Home with Rev. Larry Walker officiating. Interment followed at Highland Cemetery.
A son of the late Woodrow Wilson and Marie Lois (Pumroy) Thorn, he was born Oct. 31, 1940, in Wichita Falls. After graduating Wichita Falls High School, he served in the United States Army during Vietnam. He was a member of Grace Baptist Church of Iowa Park. He enjoyed going to jamborees, visiting with people and was an animal lover.

He was also preceded in death by his first wife, Morgana Thorn; his grandparents, Jesse ad Una Pumroy, who raised him; and his parents, Marie Lois McWhorter; Jesse McWhorter, Sr.

Survivors include his wife, Ruth Sampley Thorn of Iowa Park; his son, Mike; two stepsons, Calvin Sampley and Roger Sampley, Jr.; three stepdaughters, Glenda Goad, Linda Christerson, and Nancy Turner; two brothers, Jesse T. McWhorter, Jr., and Joe Dale McWhorter; 14 step-grandchildren; and 19 step-great-grandchildren.

The family suggest memorials be made to the Iowa Park Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 404, Iowa Park, Tx. 76367 or to Friendly Door Senior Citizen’s Meals on Wheels, 810 N. Third, Iowa Park, Tx. 76367.

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