Colonel Elbert Throckmoton Passes

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Colonel Elbert Throckmoton Passes

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Just read that Colonel Throckmorton passed and he was 92 years old.....mash on the link below for info during his shooting years....

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ELBERT S. THROCKMORTON

Posted Tuesday, October 25, 2016 6:00 am

Retired U.S. Army Col. Elbert Satterlee Throckmorton, age 92, beloved husband of Norajane Rumph Throckmorton, was promoted to glory on Friday, Oct. 21, 2016.

Born and raised in Moberly, Missouri, he was a son of the late Charles Elbert and Virgie Satterlee Throckmorton. He received an appointment to the United States Military Academy at West Point in New York and matriculated with the Class of 1946. He achieved the rank of colonel as his final rank in the United States Army. He was stationed in various places during his career: South Korea for part of the Korean Conflict in the 1950s; White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico; Cheyenne Mountain as a command director; and his last station of Aberdeen Proving Grounds, Maryland, where he, along with a group of others, worked in prototype for the Patriot Missile. During his career with the U.S. Army, he enjoyed many hobbies, most notably that of trap shooting. In 1963, at a gun club in Cortez, Colorado, he became the first man to shoot 100 straight from 27 yards during the handicap round in the Amateur Trap Association. He attended the Mayesville Presbyterian Church.

He is survived by his wife, Norajane Rumph Throckmorton of Sumter; a daughter, Helen Leigh Throckmorton of Sumter; a brother-in-law, Scott Winfield Rumph Jr. of Sumter; his sister, Ellyn Throckmorton Brothers of Columbia, Missouri; three nieces; three nephews; and grandnieces and grandnephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Katherine Throckmorton Donohue.

A private burial will take place in the Ft. Jackson National Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Mayesville Presbyterian Church, Good Samaritan Fund, P.O. Box 141, Mayesville, SC 29104.

You may go to www.bullockfuneralhome.com and sign the family's guest book.

The family has chosen Bullock Funeral Home for the arrangements.
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