Jeffrey R. Thornton Jr.

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ETTERS Jeffrey R. Thornton, Jr., 43, of Fairview Twp., died Wednesday, July 10, 2013, at Penn State Hershey Medical Center, Derry Twp. He was a truck driver for ABC Supply Co., Harrisburg, and was a former barber at Semoff's Barber Shop, New Cumberland. He was a graduate of Red Land High School, Lewisberry; a member of Grace Baptist Church of Lewisberry; a gifted artist, having received several awards during his high school years; and he loved to garden as well as go camping and fishing with his friends, Heath, Jim, Jeff, and Richard. Born on July 30, 1969, in Harrisburg, he was the son of Jeffrey R. and Carol Anne (Stockdale) Thornton of Etters. In addition to his parents, he is survived by a brother, Todd M. Thornton (Natalie) of Etters; his paternal grandfather, Emory D. "Pat" Thornton of Punta Gorda, Fla.; his maternal grandmother, Rose Stockdale of East York; a niece, Rose Elizabeth Thornton; and a nephew, Benjamin Reese Thornton. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday in Grace Baptist Church of Lewisberry with his pastor, Pastor Don Isley, officiating. Burial will be in Suburban Memorial Gardens, Dover. Visitation will be held 10 to 11 a.m. on Saturday at the church. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions to Grace Baptist Church of Lewisberry (www.gbcmin, 780 Woodland Ave., Lewisberry, PA 17339; or to Hospice of Central PA (http://www., 1320 Linglestown Road, Harrisburg, PA 17110. For more information or to send messages of condolence, please visit
Published in York Daily Record & York Dispatch on July 11, 2013
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