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Carroll E. Thornton

LONDONDERRY: Carroll E. Thornton, 79, of Londonderry, Ohio, died 5:40 a.m. Saturday, June 7, 2014 at his residence following a short illness.

He was born March 16, 1935, in Chillicothe, to the late Charles H. and Eva Self Thornton. On July 3, 1954, he married the former Barbara A. Hutton who died April 27, 2010.

Surviving are a daughter, Debra Peoples, of Londonderry; a son, Bryon E. (Christina) Thornton, of Chillicothe; a daughter-in-law, Janet Thornton, of Chillicothe; grandchildren, Cathy (Chris) Frazier, Billie Jo (Chris Lynch) Neff, Lacey (Caleb) Knight, Kaleb Thornton, Matthew E. (Heather) Thornton and Amanda (J.J.) Cyrus, all of Chillicothe and James (Sarah) Davis, of Garland, TX; a grandson-in-law, Fred Althouse, of Chillicothe; 21 great grandchildren; 6 great great grandchildren; a niece, Beth Ann (Carl) Styers, of Pataskala; a great niece, Penny; and a great nephew, Craig. Carroll was predeceased by a son, Kevin Thornton; a granddaughter, Kandi Althouse; and a sister, Marjorie Norman.

Carroll retired, following 49 years of service, from the Mead Corporation where he had worked as a Tour Maintenance Supervisor. In addition, he served on the Mead's Emergency Response Team. Carroll was a member of U.P.I.U. Local 731. He was a Firefighter and among the first EMT's for Liberty Township. In all, Carroll served the township for 47 years. Over those years, he had served many capacities within the departments, including Fire Chief. Carroll was also one of the first of six EMT instructors in the Southern Ohio Region having trained countless EMT's.

Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 11, 2014 in the WARE FUNERAL HOME with Rev. Randall L. Rinehart officiating. Burial will follow in Londonderry Cemetery. Friends may call at Ware's from 5 to 9 p.m. Tuesday.

In lieu of flowers, Carroll requested that memorial contributions be made to Liberty Township Fire and Rescue 34568 U.S. Highway 50 Londonderry, OH 45647 or to the Ware Funeral Home 121 W. 2nd Street Chillicothe, OH 45601.

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Ware Funeral Home - Chillicothe
121 West Second Street
Chillicothe, OH 45601
(740) 773-2134
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Published in the Chillicothe Gazette on June 8, 2014
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