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Albert "Bud" Throne
May 24, 1929 - February 11, 2016
© Criswell Funeral Home
Submitted by: Jo Aguirre

Services for Albert “Bud” Throne, 86, of Ada, formerly of Tulsa are 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Trinity Baptist Church. Burial will follow at Rosedale Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Monday at Criswell Funeral Home.

Mr. Throne died Thursday, February 11, 2016 at home. Albert Throne was born on May 24, 1929 in Tulsa, OK to Roy Throne and Venus Tedrow Throne. His nick-name “Bud” was given to him very shortly after his birth by his siblings, who began calling him their little “Buddy”. Bud was predeased by his wife Suzanne Throne and by his parents, two brothers and a sister, and by a baby daughter, LuAnn Throne. His is survived by sons Roy Throne (Kim), Larry Throne (Tami), and daughters Lynda Reser (Rusty), Belinda Runnells (Tom), Jenne Lofton, Rebecca Haines (Lynn), and by numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. He was previously married to the late Sarah Blevins Throne. Bud graduated from Daniel Webster High School in Tulsa and from The University of Tulsa. He joined the U.S. Army in 1948. He was a veteran of the Korean War, serving from July 31, 1950 until September 28, 1951 with the 5th Regimental Combat Team as a member of an Intelligence and Recon Team. He was the recipient of many decorations and honors for his fourteen months of combat in Korea.

After returning to the States, Bud was assigned as Cadre Trainer at Fort Polk, LA for the Ohio National Guard’s 37th Infantry Division’s mobilization for 7 months, then returned to Tulsa to serve as an Advisor/Admin Assistant at the Army Reserve Center. In 1957 he was commissioned as a Warrant Officer. In 1970, he and his family moved to Ada to continue as an Advisor/Admin Assistant to the Reserve unit stationed here. He retired from active duty in 1973, but remained to serve as a Reserve officer Advisor/Admin Assistant until final retirement in 1988 after 40 years of service with and for the United States Army.

Bud was a member of The Kiwanis Club of Ada for well over 40 years. He served as President of the club in 1977, and as Lieutenant Governor of Division 21 of Oklahoma Kiwanis Clubs. At the time of his death, he had been serving as the Director of Missions for the Banner Baptist Association of Churches for several years.
He was also an accomplished musician. He played the String Bass in the Tulsa Philharmonic Orchestra in concerts and stage shows. He also played bass in the Post WWII Glenn Miller Orchestra under the direction of Buddy DeFranco during the summer of 1968, and the Freddie Martin orchestra and he proudly played the Tuba in the Ada Community Band for a few years. Bud loved the City of Ada, Oklahoma like it was his “hometown”….He enjoyed serving this town in various capacities; Salvation Army Board member; Hepling Hands Outreach Center Board member; Ada Boys Club Board member. He helped organize the Volunteer Chaplaincy at Mercy Hospital, Ada (formerly Valley View Hospital), and served as a chaplain for ten years.

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