Richard D. Thornton Sept. 30, 1934 - July 5, 2014 MISHAWAKA - Richard D. Thornton was born September 30, 1934. He was the son of William and Mary Thornton of Mishawaka, Indiana. He was preceded in death by his parents, stepmother, Edith, and brothers, William Thornton and Gerald Thornton. He is survived by his wife, Joyce, of the home; sons, Richard Thornton, Patrick Thornton and wife, Rhonda; stepsons, Stephen Cox, David Cox and wife, Aimee; daughters, Mickey Gaither, Tracy Fink and husband, Walter, Kathleen Willard and husband, Randy, Amy Riggan and husband, Sean; 17 grandchildren and step-grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; brothers, Ed Thornton and wife, Susan Leonard, Robert Thornton and wife, Robbye; sister, Patt Dick and husband, Jim; and many nieces and nephews. Richard retired from the Air Force in December 1977. He retired from Integris Southwest Medical Center where he was in security and drove shuttle for the employees. Richard played chess and enjoyed all sports. We would like to thank you for your support during this time. Services were held Thursday, July 10, 2014, at 2:00 pm at Mercer-Adams Chapel, Bethany, OK.
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Mercer-Adams Funeral Service - Bethany
3925 North Asbury Avenue Bethany, OK 73008
Published in South Bend Tribune on July 13, 2014