In Memory

Jack Thorne

Born: 02-10-1954
Died: 03-1971

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06/19/12 02:08 PM #1    

Ann Reed (Turner)

My happy neighbor - loved music, movies, his guy friends. In Jr. High, we used to walk to lunch w/him and Neal Brown, etc. When his parents separated, his life turned upside down. My friend Rhonda Boydston Knight and I visited him in his dad's apartment and found him deeply depressed. He was so loved by his family, but was unable to embrace that love and be lifted out of his anguish.  Shortly after, he took his own life and left so many friends, classmates and family who loved him and continue to miss him. I will always think fondly of my neighbor and friend Jack Thorne.

06/27/12 10:12 AM #2    

Paula Abel (Shumpert)

This is a terrible picture of Jack.  He was fun and funny.  He had a car he could start only by pushing until somehow the power kicked in.  My friend Debbie Stanberry and I were shocked and crushed when we learned of his suicide in 1971. Later, in my years teaching high school, I wondered how many of my students seemed happy but were really in the kind of pain Jack must have been going through.

09/13/17 04:19 PM #3    

Kathy Whisler (Green)

You were so talented, intelligent and funny. I'll always remember you impersonating a water sprinkler so many decades before it was done on Dancing With The Stars. I'm glad we were friends for even that brief period of time. I hope you are at peace.

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