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William Robert (Twit) Thorsen - Southport

William Robert (Twit) Thorsen - SouthportWilliam Robert (Twit) Thorsen, 84, a native of Southport, NC, passed away on December 8, 2012, to be with his loving wife Lenna who preceded him in death 19 years ago.

He was a veteran of World War II, Korea, and Vietnam, a teacher of science at Southport High School and a NC State DOT. His passion was Southport and civil war history. He held the office of alderman in Southport for many years. William was born in Southport, NC on January 30, 1928. He served in the Seabees, the United States Navy, and retired from the United States Air Force. William graduated from Southport High School and continued on to receive a BA degree from the University of Colorado-Boulder, while in the Air Force. He was also active with the Southport Rescue Squad.

A memorial will be held at 2:00 pm on Thursday, December 13, 2012 at Peacock-Newnam & White Funeral Home chapel. Dr. Ann Jahnes of the Southport Presbyterian Church will be officiating.

William was married to Lenna Allred. William is survived by his four children, Leigh Ann Watts of Lorton, VA; William R. Thorsen, II of Southport, NC; Robin Tamburi and husband James of Campbell Hall, NY; and David (Tom) Thorsen and wife Evelyn from Abingdon, MD. He is also survived by nine grandchildren, Sam, Jacob, and Jessica Watts; Shane and Derek Thorsen; Jason and Cameron Tamburi and Jarrod Thorsen and Meghan Thorsen Watts. William has 2 great grandchildren, Kaia and Clara Watts.

William is preceded in death by Lenna Allred Thorsen.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be given to Lower Cape Fear Hospice, 955 Mercy Lane, Bolivia, NC 28422.

The family of William wishes to thank Lower Cape Fear Hospice for their help and support.

Peacock-Newnam & White Funeral and Cremation Service, Southport


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