Thomas Issec Thornock Aug. 16, 1943 – April 25, 2017

GRANGER — Thomas Issec Thornock, 73, of Granger died unexpectedly April 25, at the LDS Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah.

He was born on Aug. 16, 1943, in Montpelier, Idaho, to Lamar Isaac and Rose Urinda Branson Thornock. He grew up in Sage and attended school in Cokeville, where he graduated from high school. After high school, Tom lived in Evanston and Rock Springs.

In 1973, Tom moved to Granger, where he later met Donita Kizzire. They were sealed in the Jordan River LDS Temple on Jan. 18, 1992. He worked at the trona mines, drove a snowplow for several years for Wyoming Highway Department, and was later a fuel attendant supervisor at Little America until his retirement.

After he retired, Tom enjoyed traveling, fishing, hunting, building things and 4-wheeler riding with his daughter, Becca.

Tom was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He served in the Granger Branch Presidency, taught Sunday School, Primary, and High Priest lessons and was a home teacher.

Survivors include his wife, Donita; one son Billy (Maureen); two daughters, Dayna Thornock Keim (Scott) and Becca Thornock; two step-sons, Matt (Genee) and Joe (Annette) Eggleston; four brothers: Sid, Richard, Chris and Marlin; four sisters: Cleone, Linda, Roseanne and Margaret; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Norman Thornock; and step-daughter, Emma Eggleston Playle.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. today, May 5, at the Green River LDS 1st and 3rd Ward Chapel, 1000 W 4th N, Green River. Friends may call 6-8 p.m. Thursday and Friday one hour prior to the services at the church.

Interment will take place at the Lyman Cemetery.

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