Verner Thorne was born in Hazleton and attended Hazleton High School. His daughter Diana Bryant said that he only weighed 1 lbs. at birth and that he slept in a cigar box.


His parents were, Evelyn and Frank Thorne.


Verner passed away May 4, 1986.


He is survived by wife Nellie, daughters Diana Bryant, Janet Biehl and Karen Pfieffer along with his brother Roger Thorne of Tennessee.


Verner owned Thorne Texaco in Patoka for years.