William McArthur Thornburg Sr.
Dec. 20, 1942 – Oct. 15, 2020
William McArthur Thornburg, Sr. 77, of Mechanicsville passed away Thursday, October 15, 2020 at his home.
Bill raised seven children, served in the United States Marines, founded Air Progress flying school and Centurion Properties real estate firm. His love and care for family was always first and this will never be forgotten.
Bill is preceded in death by his son, Lesley (Lex) Thornburg and Bill’s siblings, Robert, Marvin, Keak, Violin and Charles. He is survived by his devoted wife, JoAn, and his daughters Debbie Thornburg Webb (Jim); Jennifer Thornburg, Georgie, Maria and Pepper. He is also survived by his son William Thornburg, Jr (Margie); seven grandchildren: Brooke, Emilee, Blakelee, Reid (Kathleen), Waylon, Abel and Gabriel and one great grandchild, Madison; nieces, nephews, extended family and close friends.
The family will receive friends from 3 to 4pm on Friday, November 6 at Affinity Funeral Service Richmond Chapel, 2720 Enterprise Parkway, Richmond, Va. 23294 with a memorial service to follow at 4pm. Interment will be private.
My sweet dad , you will be missed . Love you.
Wanted to say, I just heard Bill had passed and your father was such a personable guy,, he helped me buy and sell several homes and became my friend in the process. I’ll be saying some extra fervent prayers for you guys this week.. I’m sorry about your loss, he was a kind man.
Our love from Texas….
Very hard to believe! So sorry for his family & all those who knew him. Prayers for his wife & children.
May God give you the comfort and strength needed at this most difficult time. Prayers up for you all. Love, Hugs and Prayers….♥️
Diane & Glenn Rountree
My wonderful, wise grandfather. I will miss you so much. You taught me so much in your lifetime and I’m happy with the memories we did create together. ♥️
Jennifer. May God comfort you and the rest of the family!! Trust in him and keep the faith!!!
Sorry for everyone’s loss. He’s the last of a Thornburg generation. He will be missed. Love you all and always remember his memories and his since of humor and his service to his Country.🇺🇸 Fly High Uncle!
Dad..I Miss Your Love, Smiles & Intelligent Ideas🍃Semper Fi, Marine🇺🇸Fly High, Big Guy💫I L♥️VE YOU🌹Thank you for all that you are and all that you did. I suppose I will continue to carry your signature positive thoughts, loving heart & headstrong ways in all my forward motions. You are an evolving Icon, unlike any other, who will forever be adored, loved & remembered. Your Daughter, Debbie Nell Thornburg Webb.
I owe so much to Dad for his positive influence though out my life. It never stopped. I thank God for granting me this honor and privilege. One of my favorite childhood memories: looking up at him singing in church. I trust that my earthly father is now with my Heavenly Father and we will meet again. Love forever, Bill, Jr.
I value yours and Joann’s friendship and the girls calling me Memaw. Such a vibrant personality as yours definitely leaves a huge empty space in the lives of your loved ones.. You are definitely missed. Blessings Joann, to you, Georgie, Maria and Pepper. Also Love and blessing to Debbie, Bill,Jr, Jennifer and your families
I always admired the love between JoAn and Bill. Bill would smile proudly when talking about or looking at his lovely wife. His entire family was so important to him. He fought valiantly to stay here with you. He will always be with you all in Spirit.
Rest in Peace my Realtor and Friend Bill! I’ll be asking Adonai to hold you close until we meet again. You would be happy to know I started late also and now have a 2 year old baby girl, Faith. Faith in our Lord and all his promises. You’re a good man Bill.. I’ll miss you… ) ;
PS Prayers for JoAnn and the girls all the way from Texas!