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Haywood Britt Thorbs, Sr.

January 19, 1948 — February 11, 2023



Haywood Britt Thorbs, Sr. departed this life on February 11, 2023, at home surrounded by his family in Clearfield, Utah.


He was born on January 19, 1948 in Memphis, Tennessee. He is the sixth of twelve children born to the late Andrew Lee and Katherine Thorbs. He graduated from Booker T. Washington High School in Memphis, Tennessee in 1968 and went on to join the United State Airforce within the same year. He was also a graduate of Weber State University in Ogden, Utah.


He was joined in holy matrimony to Carolyn Anne Thorbs on September 22, 1967 in Memphis, Tennessee. To this union they had two daughters and one son: Gjuandell L. Thorbs, Haywood Britt Thorbs, II, and Christie A. Thorbs Banks (Simon) and three grandchildren: Kierra T. Thorbs, Amina and Simon Banks.


Haywood was a dedicated soldier and served his country honorably. His tours included Vietnam, Turkey, and other state bases. His last tour of duty was at Hill Air Force Base in Utah where he retired in 1989. He also gave 100% to everything he aspired to and retired as a Civil Service Civilian. His passion was fishing with his wife. He also accepted Christ at an early age at Springdale Church in Memphis, Tennessee.


Haywood is survived by his children; four brothers, Thomas (Helen) Wooden, Frederick (Rose) Thorbs, Christopher Thorbs, and Donald Thorbs; two sisters, Cora (Leon) Brooks and Charlotte Washington; nieces, nephews, and friends too numerous to mention individually. 


He was preceded in death by his wife; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Lee Thorbs; three brothers, Norman, Andrew, and Ray Thorbs; and three sisters, Katheryn T. Garner, Geneva Douglas and Darlene Thorbs.


Special Thanks to Elevation Hospice and to the entire staff at Farmington Bay Dialysis Center for their deep compassion, warmth, and caring assistance throughout this time.


As requested, no service will be rendered.


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