JONESVILLE, SC-- Mr. Leonard Thornton, age 79, widower of Jackie Threatt Thornton, of 1861 Mudbridge Road, Jonesville, passed away Monday, May 20, 2013, at Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home.
Mr. Thornton was born in Spartanburg, October 19, 1933, a son of the late Eula Thornton. He was a graduate of Roebuck High School and retired from Spartan Mills, Rosemont Plant. Mr. Thornton was manager of Lancaster's Deer Cooler for the last fifteen years. He was a member of West Springs Baptist Church where he had served on the cemetery committee. Mr. Thornton was a veteran of the US Army
having served during the Korean War
Surviving two daughters: Kathy Berry and husband Steve of Union and Gaye Henry and husband Scott of Fort Hood, TX; two sons, Ricky Thornton and wife Emelie of Union and Jeffrey Thornton of Charleston; two sisters, Gayle Teaster and husband Lawrence of Pacolet and Sandra Jennings and husband Billy of Pauline; one brother, Billy Thornton and wife Linda of Pacolet; grandchildren, Willa Hucks Mull and husband Teddy of Buffalo, Lee Thornton and wife Kristen of Inman, Capt. Alan Lancaster and wife Anna of Raiford, NC, Joseph Lancaster and special friend Brittney Powers of Jonesville, Trey Hucks and wife Jessica of Aubeny, OR, Dakota Henry of Atlanta, GA, and Zane Henry of TX; great-grandchildren, Blaire Therrell, Blaine Therrell, Ethan Lancaster, Adi Thornton and Adam Lancaster; and a special friend, Selena Hyatt.
Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM Wednesday, May 22, 2013, at West Springs Baptist Church conducted by Rev. Rufus Chaneyworth, Rev. Joe White, Rev. Robert Jarvis and Rev. Bobby Pettit. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Active pallbearers will be Sam Phillips, Michael Robinson, David Liner, Tommy Mowdy, David Alexander and Gant Correll.
Visitation will be held from 1:00 until 2:00 PM Wednesday at the church prior to the services.
Memorials may be made to Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home, 686 Jeff Davis Dr., Spartanburg, SC 29303 or to Hunters for the Hungry, 507 Amellia Ave., Spartanburg, SC 29302.
The family will be at the home, 1861 Mudbridge Rd., Jonesville, SC.
The S.R. Holcombe
Funeral Home, Inc. (www.holcombefuneralhomes.com