William Pinckney ThrogmortonMar 29th, 2011 | By Submitted | Category: Obituaries
William Pinckney Throgmorton, age 82, died Sunday, March 27, 2011, at South Georgia Medical Center in Valdosta, Ga.
He was born on July 26, 1928, in Herrin, Ill., to parents, Norman Throgmorton, Sr. and Florence Reynolds Throgmorton, who preceded him in death. Also preceding him was a daughter, Deborah Jordon and son, William Rogers Throgmorton; a brother, Norman Throgmorton, Jr.; and sons, Lois Carrie and Idis Shirley.
He graduated in 1946 from Herrin High School and immediately joined the United States Air Force, serving as a Weather Equipment Technician, retiring in 1966 as a Master Sergeant.
He then worked as a Weather Technician for Pan Am Airlines in the West Indies for 20 years, where he and his former wife, Margaret Costner, lived before coming to Florida, where she later died.
He is survived by his wife, Margaret Houston Throgmorton of Madison; sons, Gary Sailer, of Madison, and Douglas Craw (Tamara) of Epsom, N.H.; sister, Avis Rhodes, of Rome, Ga.; many nieces and nephews; and extended family, David Houston and daughter, Noella Houston.
He was a loving husband and father and a faithful member of Rocky Springs United Methodist Church in Madison.
Visitation will be Wednesday, March 30, 2011, from 5-8 p.m. at Beggs Funeral Home. The memorial service will be Thursday, March 31, 2011, at 11 a.m., at Rocky Springs United Methodist Church on Rocky Springs Road.
Memorials may be made to Rocky Springs United Methodist Church Maintenance Fund, P.O. Box 513, Madison, FL 32341; Florida United Methodist Children’s Home, 51 Children’s Way, Enterprise, FL 32725, or a charity of your choice.