Leroy Thornton

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Leroy Thornton, 69, of Union Bridge, died Sunday, July 14, 2013, at Carroll Hospital Center in Westminster.

Born June 28, 1944, in Howard County, he was the son of the late Leonard Thornton and Viola Brown. He was the husband of Dorothy Frisby Thornton.

He was a small engine and automobile mechanic with Renn-Kirby Pontiac in Frederick and Joe Wallace automotive in Myersville. He also worked for Hartman Roofing company in Frederick.

He was a member of Bowens Chapel in Union Bridge.  He enjoyed dancing, listening to James Brown music, and collecting antiques.

Surviving are a son, Leroy Wendall Roberts, of Hagerstown; stepchildren Dorothy Dalton and husband Glen, of Baltimore, Raymond Smith and wife Ginger, of Hagerstown, Doris Smith and fiance Elijah Brown, of Westminster, Ragina Smith, and Jed Smith and wife Shana, all of Taneytown, and Jay Smith and wife Richelle, of Littlestown, Pa.; a brother, Melvin Thornton, of Eastern Shore; sister Netty Gibson and husband Frank, of Catonsville; a sister-in-law, Harriet Hill, of New Windsor; brother-in-law John Frisby and wife Marge, of Westminster; a host of grandchildren, including Wardell Roberts, Lynn Smith and Shamika Brown; and great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was predeceased by a son, Kenneth Wayne Roberts; a grandson, Wydell Roberts; and siblings Wayne, Edward, Carroll, and Calvin Thornton, and Maryann Sands.

The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Myers-Durboraw Funeral Home, 91 Willis St., Westminster; and from noon until the time of service, 1 p.m. Friday at Westminster United Methodist Church, 162 E. Main St., Westminster, with the Rev. L'Tanjuar McGinnis and Apostle Thelma Ryals officiating. Interment will follow in the Mount Joy Cemetery, near Uniontown.

Memorial contributions may be sent to the family in care of Myers-Durboraw Funeral Home, 91 Willis St., Westminster, MD 21157.

Online condolences may be offered at www.myersdurborawfh.com.

Sign this guest book online at www.carrollcountytimes.com.

Funeral Home
Myers-Durboraw Funeral Home - Westminster
91 Willis Street
Westminister, MD 21157
Published in Carroll County Times on July 17, 2013
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