Trellis Jackson Thornton(1946 - 2014)

THORNTON Trellis Jackson Thornton Butch, age 68, of Jacksonville, Florida passed away April 3, 2014 at a local hospital with his loving family by his side. He was born in Burnwell, Kentucky on March 10, 1946 to the late Garland Preston Thornton and Mattie L. Roberts. Butch served his country proudly in the United States Army during the Vietnam War and in the United States Army Reserve for a short time upon his return from Vietnam. He worked as a carpenter for many years and in his spare time enjoyed watching NASCAR races. Butch was preceded in death by his parents. Butch is survived by his siblings, Diana Davis (Dannie), Garland P. Thornton, Jr., Mattie Sue Oehlers, David L. Thornton (Debbie), Kathi Tillman (Terry), and numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. The arrangements are under the care and direction of V. TODD FERREIRA FUNERAL SERVICES, 250 North Lowder Street, Macclenny, FL 32063 (904)259-5700. Visit to sign the family's guest book. Please Sign the Guestbook @

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Ferreira Funeral Services
250 N Lowder St Macclenny, FL 32063
(904) 259-5700

Published in the Florida Times-Union on Apr. 6, 2014