City to honor former mayor

Bill Thorne

Bill Thorne, longtime Highland Village resident and former mayor, passed away peacefully in his home on Wednesday, April 26, 2017.

As a show of respect and honor, the City of Highland Village will lower flags to half staff at the Municipal Complex and The Robert & Lee DuVall Center beginning at 5 p.m. on Friday, May 19, until 5 p.m. on Monday, May 22.

A memorial celebration will be held on Sunday, May 21, from 1-3 p.m. at The Union, 2300 Highland Village Rd., Highland Village, TX 75077. Interment will be May 22 at The Dallas-Ft.Worth National Cemetery.

Thorne served on the Highland Village City Council for three terms, from 1984 to 1990 and served two years as mayor. He was interviewed for the City’s 50th Anniversary celebration video and his love and passion for Highland Village was evident.

Thorne’s service to the city occurred during a challenging time as the city transitioned from a village of about 2100 residents to a rapidly growing city. He served on council the one and only time the city ran out of water. Thorne was instrumental in establishing the city’s water subscription with the Upper Trinity Regional Water District, town officials said.

“We have lost a great supporter of Highland Village. Bill chose to serve the city at a time some may label as exciting but with that excitement came many challenges. He has remained active in the city participating with the city’s Senior All-Star program. We send our heartfelt condolences to Bill’s wife Nancy and their family,” said Mayor Charlotte Wilcox.

Funeral arrangements are being handled by Mulkey-Mason Funeral Home.

Donations in Bill’s memory can be made to the Greater Lewisville Community Theatre (, the Autism Research Institute (, or the American Heart Association (

CTG Staff
CTG Staff
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