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816 W. Broadway
PO Box 407
Winnsboro, TX 75494
Phone: 903-342-5211
Jerry Thornton

Jerry Glen Thornton

Tuesday, December 30, 1947 - Monday, March 25, 2019
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Jerry Glen Thornton, age 71, of Winnsboro, passed away surrounded by his loving family on Monday, March 25, 2019 in Shreveport, LA.
He was born December 30, 1947 in Palestine, TX to the late Henry Glen and Dorothy (West) Thornton. His family relocated to Winnsboro in the summer of 1958. After graduating Winnsboro High, Jerry married the love of his life, Katie Sanders on September 20, 1969 and together they raised three boys. He enlisted in the United States Air Force in 1970, serving during the Vietnam War. He was honorably discharged from the Air Force in 1977.
He was a member of Smyrna Baptist Church in Winnsboro, where he served as their Song Director and Activity Leader. He also served on the Board of Sharon Water. In his downtime he loved hunting, fishing and singing. He always kept a smile on his face, never met a stranger, and loved going out to eat. He loved his family most of all, his wife, children, and grandchildren were his everything and he loved keeping smiles on their faces by pranking and joking with them.
Jerry was preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Dorothy Thornton; son, Michael Scott Thornton and his grandson, Preston Thornton.
He is survived by his wife of forty-nine years, Katie Thornton; his sons, Joey Glen Thornton and his wife, Robin and Kristofer Kyle Thornton and his wife, Emily; his sisters, Fonda Hawk and Patricia Carnagey. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Skylar Mayanne Thornton, Paris Nicole Thornton, Zackary Glen Thornton, Noah Bradford Thornton and Maeleigh Jo Thornton.
Visitation will be held 6 pm – 8 pm Friday, March 29, 2019 at Beaty Funeral Home in Winnsboro, Texas.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held Saturday, March 30, 2019, 2 pm at Pine Street Baptist Church in Winnsboro, Texas with Bro. David Hendricks, Bro. Gary Dodson and Bro. Danny Suiter officiating. Interment will be at Pleasant Grove Memorial Cemetery in Winnsboro with Troy Whitworth, Billy Sanders, Zackary Thornton, Noah Thornton, James Liskey, David Carnagey and Nico Taledo serving as pallbearers.
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  • Visitation

    Friday, March 29, 2019 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Friday, March 29, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Beaty Funeral Home-Winnsboro
    816 W. Broadway
    Winnsboro, TX 75494
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  • Service

    Saturday, March 30, 2019 | 2:00pm
    Saturday, March 30, 2019 2:00pm
    Pine Street Baptist Church
    611 W. Pine St.
    Winnsboro, TX 75494
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    Bro. David Hendricks
    Bro. Gary Dodson
    Bro. Danny Suiter
  • Interment

    Saturday, March 30, 2019 | 3:00pm
    Saturday, March 30, 2019 3:00pm
    Pleasant Grove Memorial Park
    FM 515
    Winnsboro, Texas 75494
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Wendy Thomas

Posted at 09:02pm
So many memories of Jerry growing up and then working for y’all at north main grocery. He was definitely going one of a kind.

Mike Thomas and family. Paula Watson. Clifford Wa

Posted at 07:50pm
With love and hugs,
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Roy Honeycutt

Posted at 01:23pm
My sincerest sympathies go out to Jerry's loving family. I fondly remember Jerry all through school. He as a person who always had a smile and sometimes even a prank to play. Jerry was always a great friend and a caring individual. I know he will be sorely missed.

Josh and Amy Phillips

Posted at 09:11am
Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss... Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.
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Missy Nevarez

Posted at 07:19pm
Take comfort in knowing that he is now resting in the arms of Our Lord my deepest condolences to you and your family

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