Neal Thornton

neal 'bud' g. thornton, 89 FREEPORT -Neal "Bud" G. Thornton, 89, of Freeport, died, Sunday, August 25, 2013, at Presence St. Joseph Center, Freeport. Bud was born on May 11, 1924, in Waukesha, WI., the son of James and Lenora (Harris) Neal. Bud served in World War II for the U.S. Navy (Sea-Bees). He worked at Honeywell as a machinist. Bud was a member of First Baptist Church where he sang with the "joy singers". Surviving are sister, Noreen (Wayne) Worth of Kansas City, Mo.; six nieces, Terry (Steve) Henke, Cheryl (Don) Dobbins, Robin (Don) Knudson, Sharon (Phil) Machado, Linda Smith, and Patti (Nick) Sylvester; nephew, Gary (Pat) Worth. Also surviving are many great nieces and great nephews. Bud was preceded in death by his parents; and sister, Dorothy. Funeral services will be 11 a.m., Thursday, at First Baptist Church in Freeport. Pastor Steve Rios will officiate. Visitation will be Thursday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service at First Baptist. Burial will be in Grandview Cemetery. In lieu of flowers a memorial has been established in Mr. Neal's memory. Please sign the guestbook and share a memory at www.burketubbs.com.

Funeral Home

Burke Tubbs Funeral Homes - Freeport
504 N. Walnut Street  Freeport, IL 61032
(815) 233-0613

Published in The Journal-Standard from Aug. 27 to Aug. 28, 2013