Johnny Ray Thorne, 64, of Aaron Court, Taylorsville, passed away Wednesday evening, December 7, 2016, at Catawba Regional Hospice, in Newton.
Johnny was born October 10, 1952, in Burke County, a son of the late Ralph V. Thorne and Ellie Marie Helton Thorne. He was a retired employee from Vermont American in Boone, where he worked for 16 years. Johnny was a former member of Westview Baptist Church, in Boone.
Johnny is survived by a son, Michael R. Thorne of Conover; three sisters, Martha Maebelle Price and Helen Thorne, both of Taylorsville, and Judy Marie Thorne of Hiddenite; and a brother, William Vernon Thorne of Taylorsville.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, December 10, 2016, at Westview Baptist Church. Officiating will be Reverend Donald Anderson. Interment will follow in Westview Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends Saturday, from 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m., at Westview Baptist Church.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Catawba Regional Hospice, 3975 Robinson Road, Newton, NC 28658.
Online condolences may be sent to the Thorne Family at www.hamptonfuneralnc.com.