Statesboro, Ga. — Mr. Gale Lee Throne, age 67, died Thursday July 4, 2019, at the Ogeechee Area Hospice Inpatient Facility. He was born on December 23, 1951 in Ohio and lived there until the age of 9 when his family relocated to Illinois. Gale moved to Statesboro in 1999.
As a child, his love of flying led him to pursuing a career as a corporate pilot which he enjoyed for several years. After moving to Statesboro, in 1999, Gale started his own engineering business, GT Mobile Solutions. His love of flying led him to join many Large Scale RC plane groups in which he met many wonderful lifelong friends which he loved dearly. He enjoyed building these RC planes and flying them at the air shows that the groups participated in. Gale loved traveling, camping and riding his motorcycle with his dear wife.
As a child Gale grew up in a Nazarene church, but he converted over to the Baptist faith. Gale was strong in his faith, he read his bible daily and prayed for his family and friends. His dearest love was his family and friends. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Statesboro where he was a member of the Promise Keepers Sunday School Class.
Surviving are his wife of six years, Lynn Gerrald Throne; a step daughter Rebekah (Ben) Sammons, a step son Phillip Johnson; a granddaughter Aubree Sammons; one son Bradley (Janelle) Throne; his step mother Dorothy Throne; sisters Karen (Rick) Hippenstiell, Shirley Folgleman and his brother Jeff (Bonnie) Throne. 13 nieces and nephews also survive. Gale was preceded in death by his parents John (Nina) Throne, sisters Barbara Kurtz (wife of Ed Kurtz) and Jonell Throne.
The family will receive friends on Saturday from 5:00 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Joiner-Anderson Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be held Sunday at 3 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Statesboro with Rev. Ricky Allen officiating assisted by Rev. Mark Galo. The body will lie in state one hour prior to the service.
Interment will be in Bulloch Memorial Gardens.
Pallbearers will be Phillip Johnson, Ben Sammons, Adam Spitler, Robin Ogle, Emerson Melton and John Godbee.
Honorary Pallbearers will be members and friends associated with the AMA Association.
The family request that memorial contributions be made to Ogeechee Area Hospice, P.O. Box 531, Statesboro, GA 30459.
Friends may sign the online register book at www.joineranderson.com.
Joiner-Anderson Funeral Home & Crematory of Statesboro is in charge of the arrangements.
Statesboro Herald, July 6, 2019
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