Jimmie “Jim” Lee Thorn died at his home Saturday, Mar. 30, 2019, in Lake Charles at the age of 81.
He is survived by his wife, Arline Yantis Thorn of Lake Charles; children, Jimmie Lee Thorn Jr. (Lannie) of DeQuincy, Renee Hunott of Sulphur and Patina Guidry of Lake Charles; one sister, Judy Whitener of Poplar Bluff, Mo.; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Grace (Hunsaker) Thorn of Poplar Bluff, Mo.; and four siblings.
He was born in Poplar Bluff, Mo., to Charles Henry and Grace Agnes Thorn. He held a Master’s Degree in Business Administration, as well as a Master’s Degree in Human Resources. He was stationed at the Lake Charles Air Force Base then traveled with his career in the Air Force and eventually retired in Lake Charles, where he worked as Vice-President and Personnel Director at Lakeside National Bank. He was a member of the Lake Charles Rotary Club and the Civilian Human Resource Agency.
A memorial service was held Monday, Apr. 1, at Johnson Funeral Home in Lake Charles.