Leland “Lel” Thorne, age 72, of Petersburg, WV passed away on Friday, October 26, 2018 at Grant Rehabilitation & Care Center in Petersburg. He was born July 20, 1946 in Harrisonburg, VA and was the son of the late Luther Jason “Luke” Thorne and Daisy Virginia (Mongold) Thorne. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four sisters, Ruby Virginia Lee Thorne, Dora Elizabeth Thorne, Edith May Thorne and Beatrice Bessie Thorne; four brothers, Elmer Luther Thorne, Paul David Thorne, Raymond Foster Thorne and Clyde Thomas Thorne. Leland was the last surviving member of his immediate family.
Leland was a lifelong truck driver and farmer. He was a member of North Mill Creek Baptist Church at Dorcas, West Virginia.
Leland is survived by his wife of 49 years, Betty (Combs) Thorne; two sons, Rodney W. “Bub” Thorne and Bradley F. “Duke” Thorne both of Petersburg, WV; one daughter, Angie Goldizen of Maysville, WV; nine grandchildren; ten great grandchildren and one great granddaughter expected in December; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received from 6:00 – 8:00 PM on Monday, October 29th at the Schaeffer Funeral Home in Petersburg. A funeral service will begin at 1:00 PM on Tuesday, October 30, 2018 at the Schaeffer Funeral Home with his son, Pastor Brad Thorne officiating. Burial will be in the Thorne Family Cemetery at Dorcas, WV
Memorial contributions may be made to the Thorne Family, c/o Schaeffer Funeral Home, 11 North Main Street, Petersburg, WV 26847.