Jerry Wayne Thornton
November 8, 1942 -
January 15, 2013

Visitation

January 16, 2013
4-8 p.m.

Service 

January 17, 2013
2 p.m.

Interment

Obituary

Funeral services for Jerry Wayne Thornton, age 70 of Petersburg, will be conducted Thursday at 2 p.m. at Higgins Funeral Home with Bro. Don Hudson and Bro. Ed Templeton officiating. Burial will follow in Wright’s Cemetery. Mr. Thornton passed away Tuesday morning at his residence.

A native of Lincoln County he was the son of the late Odie B.Thornton and Gladys Bevels Thornton who survives. Mr. Thornton retired from Teledyne after forty-three years as Maintenance Tech, and was a member of the Fayetteville First Presbyterian Church. He loved restoring antique cars and horse back-riding.

Survivors include his wife of fifty years Barbara Endsley Thornton, son Richard (Pam) Thornton, daughter Becky (Red) Davis, grandchildren Dustin and Destiny Thornton, Justin and Trent Davis all of Petersburg, two sisters Carol (Ed) Templeton of Knoxville, Patricia Ann (Lynn) Scott of Fayetteville, several nieces, nephews and two aunts. Mr. Thornton was preceded in death by a sister Linda Marie Fears.

Visitation with the family will be Wednesday evening 4-8 pm at Higgins Funeral Home.

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13 Comments

  1. Becky Bartlett

    Baba, Becky, Justin, Trent, and the rest of the family – You all will be in my family’s thoughts and prayers. Mr. Jerry was a wonderful man whom I loved very much. I will never forget his smile and his picking on me. May God comfort all of y’all during your time of sorrow. I love you all.

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  2. Susan Thompson

    Dear Becky,

    I am so very sorry to hear of your dad’s passing, may God give you strength during this sad time.

    With Deepest Sympathy,

    Susan Thompson

    Reply
  3. Windell and Barbara Heath

    Family – We are so sorry to hear of Jerry’s passing. Our thought and prayers are with you all.

    Reply
  4. sandra lancaster

    to barbara, becky, and richard hated to hear about mr. jerry’s passing just want to let you know you all will be in my thoughts and prayers in the days to come

    Reply
  5. mildred mcnatt

    Barbara I am so sorry,I pray God will comfort you in the days ahead. Mildred

    Reply
  6. Marion Sneed

    Barbara,
    I am so sorry to hear of Jerrys passing away.. You and your family are in my prayers and I am always here if you need me….

    Reply
  7. Peggy Armstrong Coleman

    Barbara,

    I am so sorry to learn about your loss. I remember the first day I met Jerry in school all those years ago.

    Peggy Sue

    Reply
  8. Jesse R Mitchell

    Barbara Ann and family. So sorry to hear of Jerry’s passing. You are in my thoughts and prayers. May you remember all the great times you had with Jerry.

    Reply
  9. Lorry Hill Anderton

    Mrs. Barbara Ann, Becky and Richard , I’m so sorry to hear of the loss of Mr. Jerry. You all will be in my thoughts and prayers during this time of sorrow..

    Reply
  10. Misty Cannon

    Becky,

    We are so sorry to hear about your Dad. Please find comfort in knowing he is such a wonderful place now. We will be praying for you and your family. Love you….

    Reply
  11. Peggy G. Bevels

    May God help ease your pain with beautiful and loving memories during this dfficult time. You’re in my heart and in my prayers.
    In Christian Love,
    Peggy G. Bevels

    Reply
  12. Dottye Watson

    Becky,
    So sorry to hear of your father’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you & your family. Your precious memories will bring you through this difficult time.

    Reply
  13. Tim & Dora Barnes

    Sending our deepest sympathy on the passing of Mr. Thornton. We know your hearts are broken. May you find comfort through the precious memories you have.
    God Bless,
    Tim & Dora Barnes

    Reply

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13 Comments

  1. Becky Bartlett

    Baba, Becky, Justin, Trent, and the rest of the family – You all will be in my family’s thoughts and prayers. Mr. Jerry was a wonderful man whom I loved very much. I will never forget his smile and his picking on me. May God comfort all of y’all during your time of sorrow. I love you all.

    Reply
  2. Susan Thompson

    Dear Becky,

    I am so very sorry to hear of your dad’s passing, may God give you strength during this sad time.

    With Deepest Sympathy,

    Susan Thompson

    Reply
  3. Windell and Barbara Heath

    Family – We are so sorry to hear of Jerry’s passing. Our thought and prayers are with you all.

    Reply
  4. sandra lancaster

    to barbara, becky, and richard hated to hear about mr. jerry’s passing just want to let you know you all will be in my thoughts and prayers in the days to come

    Reply
  5. mildred mcnatt

    Barbara I am so sorry,I pray God will comfort you in the days ahead. Mildred

    Reply
  6. Marion Sneed

    Barbara,
    I am so sorry to hear of Jerrys passing away.. You and your family are in my prayers and I am always here if you need me….

    Reply
  7. Peggy Armstrong Coleman

    Barbara,

    I am so sorry to learn about your loss. I remember the first day I met Jerry in school all those years ago.

    Peggy Sue

    Reply
  8. Jesse R Mitchell

    Barbara Ann and family. So sorry to hear of Jerry’s passing. You are in my thoughts and prayers. May you remember all the great times you had with Jerry.

    Reply
  9. Lorry Hill Anderton

    Mrs. Barbara Ann, Becky and Richard , I’m so sorry to hear of the loss of Mr. Jerry. You all will be in my thoughts and prayers during this time of sorrow..

    Reply
  10. Misty Cannon

    Becky,

    We are so sorry to hear about your Dad. Please find comfort in knowing he is such a wonderful place now. We will be praying for you and your family. Love you….

    Reply
  11. Peggy G. Bevels

    May God help ease your pain with beautiful and loving memories during this dfficult time. You’re in my heart and in my prayers.
    In Christian Love,
    Peggy G. Bevels

    Reply
  12. Dottye Watson

    Becky,
    So sorry to hear of your father’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you & your family. Your precious memories will bring you through this difficult time.

    Reply
  13. Tim & Dora Barnes

    Sending our deepest sympathy on the passing of Mr. Thornton. We know your hearts are broken. May you find comfort through the precious memories you have.
    God Bless,
    Tim & Dora Barnes

    Reply

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