Obituary: John Beckham Throneberry

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

On Thursday, Dec. 23, 2010, John "Johnny" Beckham Throneberry, 60, passed from this life to meet his Lord and Savior.

He enjoyed a fulfilling career as a successful builder, real estate developer, and electrician. Johnny enjoyed target shooting, hot rods, motor cross trail riding, spending time at Center Hill Lake skiing, and helping others in need. He worked alongside and supported multiple charities in the community including Middle Tennessee Christian School. He was the first to receive the prestigious Wiser Service Award earlier this year for his dedication and hard work at the Middle Tennessee State University Raiders for Christ Christian Student Center. Johnny will be remembered by many for his kind, gentle heart, his simple life, and generosity to many. He was an avid fisher of men. Most importantly he was a devoted son, husband, father, brother, Christian, and member of North Boulevard Church of Christ.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Mary Margaret Beckham Throneberry, and sister, Dr. Mary Beth Throneberry.

Johnny is survived by his faithful wife, Allison Limbaugh Throneberry; three daughters, Susan Riley Throneberry Burton and husband Daniel Burton of Nashville, Olivia Throneberry Seals and husband Dr. Alan Seals of Auburn, Ala., and Dana Ellen Elizabeth Throneberry of Murfreesboro; son, John Beckham Throneberry II of Murfreesboro; four grandchildren, Ella and Eli Burton, Maryanna Seals and John Mason Throneberry; father, Buford C. Throneberry; brother, Jimmy Throneberry and wife Vicki; nephews, Chase Sinquefield and wife Brooke, Dr. Jess Sinquefield and wife Stacey, Jim Throneberry Jr. and wife Brett, Frank Throneberry, and Buford Throneberry II, as well as niece Victoria Throneberry, all of Murfreesboro; niece, Lacy Sinquefield Gregory and husband Dr. Ryan Gregory of Lutz, Fla; great-nephews, J. Paul Sinquefield, Beckham Ryan Gregory, and Ryder Beckham Throneberry; great-nieces, Lila Belle Sinquefield and Jewel Sinquefield; uncle, Ross Beckham and wife Delores of Lewisburg; and aunt, Dorothy Throneberry O'Neal and husband Maurice of Nashville. He also leaves behind devoted long time friends Brian Rohrbaugh and the North Boulevard Church Family.

Honorary pallbearers are Greg Limbaugh, Taylor Limbaugh, Dennis Kitchens, Jason Nolan, Joe O'Neal, Matt Burton, Brian Rohrbaugh, Jere Sinquefield, Danny Davis, Lynn Simmons, Steve Nash, Lynn Buttrey, Bill Austin, Will Austin, Tim Haddock, Jerry Link, David Bobo, Scott Turner, and Steve Hardison.

You are invited to join our family and friends for a celebration of Johnny's life at North Boulevard Church of Christ, at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 29. Visitation with the family will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Wednesday with the service immediately following. Brother David Young and Brother John Risse will be conducting the service. Woodfin Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

The family has requested in lieu of flowers that donations be made to Vanderbilt Children's Hospital or the MTSU Christian Student Center.

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