John Thornton Jr.

Herrin, Illinois

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From the Williams family may you rest in peace sir. And too the family that lost you may they be comforted to know you are resting in the arms of God

Sure am going to miss you John. I remember when you bought that store. I was young and you were so good to my grand mother Mary Darnell. I know you're home now with the Angles. My prayers are with your family.

So sorry to read of the passing of a wonderful gentleman we regarded highly through our many years of a pleasant and valued professional relationship. Deepest sympathy to John's family and friends.

I also grew up in the Thorton's neighborhood!!!! He is a wonderful man! I'm sure Heaven is finally Happy to have one of the best stores in the World in their neighborhood now :-) Thank you John!!!!!

GRANDPA THORNTON, we never met, but Karie my grandaughter and Chris talked a lot about you. I know they always looked forward to seeing you, and took your advice. I know you will be missed, but will remain in there hearts.

"RIP Pop's... Thanks for being a great Mentor as well as friend, you'll be missed & your Legacy will live on."

John and family, so sorry for your loss. Your dad and store are woven into childhood memories.


So sorry for your loss, prayers for you all at this very sad time


John's Obituary

John Thornton passed away in Herrin, Illinois. The obituary was featured in The Southern Illinoisan on September 28, 2013.