OBITUARY

Howard "Bill" L. Thrower

September 24, 1928October 31, 2018
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Bill, 90, passed Wednesday, October 31, 2018 at The Summitt of Southpark. He was born on September 24, 1928 in Camden, South Carolina to Howard and Deliesseline (Bell) Thrower.

When Bill graduated from Camden High School he proudly joined the U.S. Marine Corps serving during WWII and the Korean War. He was a member of VFW Post 262 for 49 years. Upon his honorable discharge he came to Charlotte, NC where he was employed at Duke Power Company for 41 years until he retired in 1989, becoming an active member of the Duke Power Retirees Group. He was a member of Christ Presbyterian Church and a liaison between the Boy Scout Troop 82. He enjoyed spending time with friends and family at his cabin on Lake Wylie and out on his boat.

The joy of Bill’s life was his family. He married his wife, Magdalene (nee Braswell) on December 17, 1950 and was a devoted husband, father and grandfather.

Bill is survived by his wife of 67 years, Maggie; two children, Susan Layman (Randy) and Michael Thrower (Stephanie) all of Charlotte; five beloved grandchildren, Stephen and Matthew Layman, Sienna, Wylie Summer and Gavin Thrower and three great grandsons, Olsen and Benson Layman and Brecken Layman.

A service to celebrate Bill's life will be held at 2:00 pm on Thursday, November 8th at Christ Presbyterian Church, 2461 Arty Avenue, Charlotte, NC. The family will receive friends following the service. Private interment with military honors will be held at Forest Lawn West Cemetery.

For those wishing to send memorial gifts, please consider Christ Presbyterian Church 2461 Arty Avenue, Charlotte, NC 28208 or Hospice & Palliative Care Charlotte Region 7845 Little Avenue, Charlotte, NC 28226.

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Services

  • Celebration of Life Thursday, November 8, 2018
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Howard "Bill" L. Thrower

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Mark Wherry

November 5, 2018

Maggie, Susan and Michael, I can't begin to tell you how much your Dad meant to my family. As a matter of fact , its always felt like you were our family. Bill was always a best friend to my dad, and I know they are together again now. God Bless you all and your families! We love you guys!
Mark, Gail, David, Chad, Louise and Kimberly Wherry

Deborah Adams

November 2, 2018

Mr. Thrower was a very kind and friendly person. My husband and I always felt a sense of warmth whenever we saw him. We extend our deepest sympathy to the Thrower family for his loss. He will be missed.

Phil and Debbie

Melisa Verch

November 2, 2018

Growing up with Susan meant my second home was her home. Mr Thrower was so much fun to be with . I can hear him laughing now. He was such a great dad to his kids.
Thank you Throwers for being part of my young life. Life in Charlotte and at the river house was wonderful!

Melisa

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Biography

Bill, 90, passed Wednesday, October 31, 2018 at The Summitt of Southpark. He was born on September 24, 1928 in Camden, South Carolina to Howard and Deliesseline (Bell) Thrower.

When Bill graduated from Camden High School he proudly joined the U.S. Marine Corps serving during WWII and the Korean War. He was a member of VFW Post 262 for 49 years. Upon his honorable discharge he came to Charlotte, NC where he was employed at Duke Power Company for 41 years until he retired in 1989, becoming an active member of the Duke Power Retirees Group. He was a member of Christ Presbyterian Church and a liaison between the Boy Scout Troop 82. He enjoyed spending time with friends and family at his cabin on Lake Wylie and out on his boat.

The joy of Bill’s life was his family. He married his wife, Magdalene (nee Braswell) on December 17, 1950 and was a devoted husband, father and grandfather.

Bill is survived by his wife of 67 years, Maggie; two children, Susan Layman (Randy) and Michael Thrower (Stephanie) all of Charlotte; five beloved grandchildren, Stephen and Matthew Layman, Sienna, Wylie Summer and Gavin Thrower and three great grandsons, Olsen and Benson Layman and Brecken Layman.

A service to celebrate Bill's life was held at 2:00 pm on Thursday, November 8th at Christ Presbyterian Church, 2461 Arty Avenue, Charlotte, NC. The family received friends following the service. Private interment with military honors was held at Forest Lawn West Cemetery.

Those wishing to send memorial gifts were asked to consider Christ Presbyterian Church 2461 Arty Avenue, Charlotte, NC 28208 or Hospice & Palliative Care Charlotte Region 7845 Little Avenue, Charlotte, NC 28226.