Ernest Eugene Thorne

April 6, 1952 - November 12, 2017

Ernest Eugene “Gene” Thorne of McKinney, Texas passed away November 12, 2017 at the age of 65.  He was born April 6, 1952, to John Thorne and Patricia (McBride) Thorne in Port Arthur, Texas. Gene was a University of Texas in Austin graduate. He married Ana Maria Oviedo on April 11, 1987, in Peru.  Gene received an outstanding performance award with Raytheon. He loved traveling the world. Gene had a passion for Irish music. He always had a joke to tell at any occasion.  Gene was an amazing example of what a husband and father should be.  He will be missed by all who knew him.

Gene  is survived by his wife, Ana Maria Thorne of McKinney, Texas; daughter, Alexandra  Elise Thomas and husband Mitchell of McKinney, Texas; son, Matthew Aaron Thorne of McKinney, Texas; brother, John Thorne and wife Genet of Houston, Texas; and sister, Alida Andrews of Houston, Texas.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Jerry Allen Thorne.

A funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, November 18, 2017 at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home in Allen, Texas. The family will receive friends during a visitation on Friday evening from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

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I knew Gene 40 years ago when we were in high school and college and I was lucky to talk to him a few times over the years. I can’t believe he is gone! I know how much he loved and cherished his family—his wife, daughter and son. I am so sorry for your great loss. Gene was the smartest person I know, and yet he was very sensitive, and idealistic— his absence is a loss to the world. Thinking of you—Ann B. Ann (Walters) Boss, November 19, 2017 Glad I was able to know you even if for a short couple of years. Your witty humor and always cheerful attitude is what I will remember the most. Prayers to your wife and family Rest well Gene James Manion, November 17, 2017 I had the wonderful experience of getting to work with Gene for several months while in the Middle East. Gene would utilize me as the mechanical piece that did the connecting and typing and Gene would provide the Brain Power. He was awesome to work with. I remember his passion for reading and having a beer to relax. Gene was never in a hurry. His sense of humor could always be counted on - even when I was the only one laughing. I will miss Gene's overwatch and his passion for life - not just work. Darrell Rogers, November 16, 2017 Ana, Alex and Matt ~ There are no words I have that can make your loss even a little better but please always know how very much I love you all and will always be here for whatever you might need. When you look at the sky please find a star and know that Gene is smiling at you, probably with Jerry and they are watching over you ~ always. My heart hurts with you and I will miss Brother Gene so much and he will stay in my heart always. My thoughts and prayers are with you now and will be for be for the hard times you have ahead of you. All my Love ~ Always, Debbie
Debbie Thorne, November 16, 2017 To all - When I think of you and of your family I remember kindness & warmth. I remember laughter. I remember love and family. To feel only the positive aspect of one's experience with others is such a precious gift that you all give. I am profoundly sorry for your loss. My heart knows that each of you and the lives you go on to live carry forever that part of him that you have within you and all of the gifts he gave to you. You are in my thoughts. Love - Pat Pat Byrd, November 16, 2017 I hope that you find comfort in the Lord in your time of grief. I worked with Gene at Raytheon, and loved his sense of humor and his professionalism. Respectfully, Stelvin Kirven Stelvin Kirven, November 16, 2017 Ana, Alex, Matt and Family, There are no words to adequately express how sorry we are for your loss. Please know you all are in my prayers and I send lots of love and hugs your way! May God keep you in his loving arms. Lori, Blake and Kara English Lori English, November 15, 2017 Dearest Ana, and family. I am so so sorry for the loss of your beloved husband and father. I know how much you loved him. May God Bless you in your time of bereavement. Terri Battleson, November 15, 2017