Terry Thornton, 58, of Highland, Ill., formerly of Trenton, Ill., born Nov. 13, 1954, in Breese, Ill., passed away Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013, at St. Joseph Hospital in Highland, Ill.
Terry received his associates degree in HVAC from B.A.C. He was currently employed with Ace Hardware in Highland as a sales associate, and was the past custodian at St. Mary Church in Trenton. Terry was an avid Cardinals fan and loved spending time with his grandchildren. He was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Trenton and the Knights of Columbus Council 2932.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Ricky Thornton; grandparents, Glenn and Eva Thornton, and Orville and Leona Pendegraft; and father-in-law and mother-in-law, Edmund and Leola Korte.
Surviving are his wife, Rosemary, nee Korte, Thornton, whom he married on Feb. 19, 1985, in Belleville, Ill.; children, Kahla Thornton of Trenton, Kyle (Molly) Thornton of Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., and Rachel (friend Nick Sparlin) of Trenton; grandchildren, Liam, Henry, Abigail Thornton and anticipating the arrival of baby Thornton in December; his parents, Donald and Leatta, nee Pendegraft, Thornton of Summerfield; sisters and brothers, Trinje (friend Rick VonHatten) Reidelberger of Highland, Jeff Thornton of Highland, Patrick Thornton of Highland, Lisa (Tony) Frazier of Lebanon, and David (Sharon) Thornton of Trenton.
Memorials may be made to the family and will be received at the funeral home. Expressions of sympathy can be sent to www.mossfuneralhome.com
Visitation: Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25, 2013, and 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013, at the Moss Funeral Home in Trenton, Ill. Knights of Columbus will hold services on Friday at 7:30 p.m. at the funeral home.
Funeral: Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday Oct. 26, 2013, at Moss Funeral Home, Trenton with Father Joseph Rascher officiating. Interment will be at Summerfield Cemetery.
MOSS FUNERAL HOME, Trenton, Ill.