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Alexander "Bozy" R. Thoburn Jr.

Friday, January 13th, 1933 - Thursday, December 6th, 2018
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Obituary

Alexander “Bozy” R. Thoburn, Jr., 85, of Paden City, WV died Thursday, December 6, 2018 at his home while surrounded by his family.

Alex was born January 13, 1933 in Paden City, WV; son of the late Alexander R. and Mary Irene (Minor) Thoburn. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Mona Oblinger.

He was a retired machinist for Bayer/Mobay, prior to that he worked ten years for PPG, a U.S. Army veteran serving during the Korean War, graduate of Magnolia High School Class of 1950, member of Wetzel Lodge No. 39 A.F. & A.M., American Legion Post 86, EMT for Paden City Squad, coached sports when his children were young and past president of the Band Patrons. He was a kind and loving compassionate soul and the best father anyone could ask for. He loved his dogs, feral cats and wild birds and squirrels would come eat out of his hands. Very active member at St. Paul’s United Methodist where he served as the Sunday School Superintendent for over thirteen years and fifty-two years perfect Sunday School attendance.

Surviving are his wife of sixty years, Marilyn (Lauderman) Thoburn; daughter, Valerie (Rick) Heasley of Paden City, WV; two sons, Alex (Judy) Thoburn, III of Paden City, WV and Stephen Brent Thoburn of Williamstown, WV; six grandchildren, Anastasia (Chris) Heasley-Riley, Brittany Heasley, Ashley Thoburn-Blatt, Chaz Heasley, Alexander Ryan (Amanda) Thoburn and Desiree Heasley; six and a half great grandchildren, Brendyn, Jaxon, Alex, Braelynn, Kohen, Azalyah, and in March 2019 another grandson and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends received 2-4 and 6-8 p.m., Saturday, December 8, 2018 at the Jarvis-Williams Funeral Home in Paden City. Funeral service will be 2 p.m., Sunday, December 9, 2018 at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Paden City.

Burial to follow in Paden Memorial Gardens. Honor Guard will conduct military services at the church. Masonic Services will be held at the graveside.

Memorial contributions may be made, in Bozy’s name, to either Wetzel County Animal Shelter, 399 Mollahan Dr., New Martinsville, WV 26155 or St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 130 S Fourth Ave., Paden City, WV 26159.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Saturday, December 8th, 2018 | 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    When
    Saturday, December 8th, 2018 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Location
    Jarvis-Williams Funeral Homes
    Address
    309 N 4th Ave
    PADEN CITY, WV 26159
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Memorial contributions may be made, in Bozy’s name, to either Wetzel County Animal Shelter, 399 Mollahan Dr., New Martinsville, WV 26155 or St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 130 S Fourth Ave., Paden City, WV 26159.
  • Second Visitation

    Saturday, December 8th, 2018 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    When
    Saturday, December 8th, 2018 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Location
    Jarvis-Williams Funeral Homes
    Address
    309 N 4th Ave
    PADEN CITY, WV 26159
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Memorial contributions may be made, in Bozy’s name, to either Wetzel County Animal Shelter, 399 Mollahan Dr., New Martinsville, WV 26155 or St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 130 S Fourth Ave., Paden City, WV 26159.
  • Service

    Sunday, December 9th, 2018 | 2:00pm
    When
    Sunday, December 9th, 2018 2:00pm
    Location
    St. Paul's United Methodist Church
    Address
    130 S 4th Ave
    PADEN CITY, WV 26159
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Interment

    Location
    Paden Memorial Gardens
    Address
    Rt 2
    PADEN CITY, WV
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email

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Donna Edgell

Posted at 10:21pm
Thoburn family, I'm so sorry for your loss.My thoughts and prayers are with you.
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Cheryl J Skinner, Military Veterans Musuem

Posted at 04:49am
May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time, May you come to know that the love of God is with you always, May your memories of Alexander R. Thoburn, Jr., give you peace, comfort and strength… Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete. I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten. My thoughts and prayers to the family of …. US Army Veteran, Alexander R. Thoburn, Jr., is “A True American Hero” God Bless† † Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †
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Cathy Rich

Posted at 07:02pm
Dear Mrs. Thoburn and family: I am so very sorry to hear of your loss. Bozy was a good person and I remember him working tirelessly in the community. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time! Sincerely, Cathy Long Rich
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