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Thornton Joy Zier

Visitation with the family of Mr. Thornton Joy Zier will be Saturday, February 10, 2018, from 2:00 – 5:00 PM at Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home. A graveside service will be held at a later date at the Lanark City Cemetery in Lanark, Illinois.

Mr. Zier, age 91 of Lebanon, Tennessee, passed away Saturday, February 3, 2018, at Summit Medical Center in Hermitage.

Born October 20, 1926, in Shannon, Illinois, he is the son of the late Frank and Pearlene Schneider Zier. He was a 1941 graduate of Lanark High School, and served in the United States Army during the Korean War.  He was a member of the Lanark United Methodist Church and the American Legion.  He was a lifelong farmer, and later retired from the City of Lebanon Water Department.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Harold Edmund Zier and a sister, Joyce Wilhelm.

He is survived by his wife of fifty three years, Bettye Gossett Zier; son, Frank Zier of Nashville; daughter, Margaret (Anthony) Niemann of Salida, CO; and a brother in law, William (Helen) Gossett.

The family request memorials be made to the Wilson County Veterans Museum or to New Leash on Life.

LIGON & BOBO FUNERAL HOME of Lebanon, TN (615)444-2142   www.ligonbobo.com

Messages for the Family

  1. Patsy Thomson Brown says:
    Bettye, I am so sorry for your loss. May God grant you and your family peace and comfort in the days ahead.
  2. Trevor Sherrill says:
    Betty we are so sorry to hear about Thornton. May God guided you in your time of loss. We love you and God bless you. Trevor and Sandra Sherrill and Lela Carr
  3. Joe & Phyllis Maynard says:
  4. Joe & Phyllis Maynard says:
    Mrs. Zier & family, we are so sorry to hear of Thorton’s passing! May knowing how very much he loved you & his family, what a wonderful man he was & the fact he is now at rest & not suffering along with the Peace & Presence of the Holy Spirit comfort you now & in days to come. Joe thought the world of him & spoke of him often & always with a smile since their retirement!!! Much love to you & yours along with our deepest sympathy!!