John Willard Thorn, Jr., 81 of Cottage Grove, Oregon passed away November 7, 2019. John was born March 5, 1938 in Cottage Grove, OR to parents John W. and Vera (Prior) Thorn. After high school John enlisted in the United States Navy and he served on the USS Kearsarge. John worked as a logger for Warren Simmons Logging and for Weyerhaeuser sawmill. John enjoyed fishing. He is survived by his son John W. Thorn III. Arrangements in the care of Smith-Lund-Mills Funeral Chapel.