William Clyde Travis Thrower, 80, of Decatur died Saturday, Dec. 26, 2020, at his home surrounded by family after a courageous fight with cancer.

Mr. Thrower was born Sept. 18, 1940, in Arab to Clyde William Lewis Thrower and Audie Estelle Hardin Thrower. He was married to the former Pamela McCall.

He was a graduate of Arab High School and served in the United States Army. He was an athlete who played football, baseball, golf and was a very talented bowler and pool player.

Over the years he worked for GE, NASA at the Redstone Arsenal and Cape Canaveral in Florida, American National Insurance, Liberty National Insurance, Mutual Savings Insurance, as a salesman for Lynn Layton Chevrolet. Once he retired, he operated his own lawn maintenance business. He also served as chairman of the board of trustees for the Fraternal Order of the Eagles, Aerie 4185 of Decatur in 2018. He was a loving husband, father, brother, grandfather, friend and huge fan of Alabama football.

He is survived by his wife: Pamela Thrower; daughters and son-in-law: Tami Cheek and Bridget and Shannon Younger; grandchildren: Amanda, Justin, Roy, Jacob, Tyler and Morgan; two sisters: Mary Jo Woodward and Carolyn thrower; aunt: Pauline Kelly; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his sister: Vondaleen Brewster; and grandson: Anthony.

The graveside service was at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2020, at Arab Memorial Cemetery with Randy Blakely officiating and Arab Heritage Memorial Chapel directing.

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