James Warren “Jim” Thwing entered into his eternal rest on Tuesday, January 11, 2022, in Illinois after living a long and fruitful 100 years on this Earth.
Born in Chardon, Ohio, on January 12, 1921, Jim was the son of the late Howard and Hazel Nichols Thwing. Jim proudly served during World War II, the Korean War, and Vietnam conflict, stretching from 1943 through 1970. He was drafted into the Army Air Corps which later became the United States Air Force. Jim served as an unlisted man, starting off as a Private, and later as an officer, achieving the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. He served a total of 26 years until his retirement. He settled in Warner Robins, Georgia, one of his family's last duty stations. During his time serving his country for most of his younger years, Jim was highly respected and admired. After his retirement from the Air Force, Jim became a Broker-Associate with several agencies, the last being Coldwell Banker Robbins Realty which merged into Colwell Banker Robbins-Free Realty. He also served on the Board of Realtors in addition to being the Area VA Property Manager.
While he attended high school in Ohio, he played basketball, football, and baseball. Heavily involved in area sports, Jim loved to play golf and softball. In 1997, he was inducted into the Georgia Amateur Softball Association’s Hall of Fame. He played fast-pitch softball in the military, coached Little League and Babe Ruth League baseball and involved himself with the City of Warner Robins baseball sports program run by Claude Lewis. He coached many of our youth, who are now men. For many years, Jim was a participant in the Georgia Golden Olympics, held in Warner Robins, where he earned quite a few gold medals in his age bracket. An avid traveler, Jim had the opportunity to travel throughout the U.S. and the world. Described as having a great sense of humor, he was forever keeping his family in stitches.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Ellamae Hartwig Thwing. They were married 55 years.
Left to cherish his memory are his current wife of 18 years Jocile Gerardot Thwing; son, Ronald Thwing (Sharon); daughter, Sherryl McDonald; grandson, Wesley Thwing; and three stepchildren, Larry Gerardot (Marilyn), Karen Gerardot, and Mark Gerardot (Julie).
A graveside service will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Monday, January 17, 2022, at Magnolia Park Cemetery. He will be laid to rest at Magnolia Park Cemetery.
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Monday, January 17, 2022
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