John R. Thoren of Oakland, Florida, passed away peacefully Friday, Dec. 11, 2020, at the age of 76. He is predeceased by his father, Rollo M. Thoren, and mother, Minnie L. Thoren.
John was born in Orlando, Florida, on Feb. 15, 1944. He was a proud United States Veteran and honored to have served his country. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1966 to 1969, stationed aboard the USS Intrepid during the Vietnam War.
He graduated from Florida Technological University in 1972 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. As a native Floridian, John enjoyed the history of “Old Florida.” He and his family owned several citrus groves around the state. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Orlando. John enjoyed photography, listening to and composing organ music, collecting antique cars, breakfast at The Country House and mostly fellowship with his numerous friends.
A Graveside Service will be held at the Oakland Cemetery, Oakland, Florida. For service information, please go to www.baldwinfairchildwintergarden.com. Arrangements entrusted to Baldwin Fairchild Funeral Home, Winter Garden.