Glen William “Bill” Thornock


June 22, 1930 – January 19, 2018

Glenn William “Bill” Thornock, age 87, passed away at Brookdale Assisted Living on Friday, Jan. 19. Glenn was born in Oakley, Wyoming, on June 22, 1930, to Hugh and Alice Ball Thornock.

He graduated from Kemmerer High and married his high school sweetheart, Erma Hysell, on Sept. 2, 1950. They lived in Frontier, Wyoming, where he drove a truck for the Frontier Supply Company. Glenn joined the army in February 1952 during the Korean War and was stationed in Germany.

After his service, Glenn and Erma moved to Pocatello, Idaho, so he could attend trade school at ISU for auto mechanics. He graduated in June 1956 and enjoyed a lifelong career in mechanics, starting at Park Price and Hill Brothers car dealerships and finishing with ANR (formerly Garrett Freightlines) in Bountiful, Utah, where he retired in 1990.

He and Erma had two children, Larry (Beth) of Hemet, Calif., and Cindy (Richard) Rhead of Boise, Idaho.

He is survived by his wife Erma of Chubbuck, Idaho, his two children, six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.He was preceded in death by his brother Frank Thornock and sister Patsy Neil.

He blessed many people with his compassion and service. He held several callings in the Church of Jesust Christ of Latter-day Saints, including ward mission leader, stake high counselor, and bishop. Many members of his congregation recall his kindness and charity, and the time he dedicated to helping others. His sense of humor and sense of duty will be remembered and cherished by his family.

Funeral services were held on Jan. 25, at the Central LDS Stake Center in Pocatello, Idaho. Burial was at the Restlawn Memorial Gardens in Pocatello, with military rites provided by the Pocatello Veterans Honor Guard.

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