Leroy Thornton
Funeral Date: 9/13/2012

Leroy Thornton, age 88, of Warren, AR. died Tuesday September 11, 2012 at Bradley County Medical Center. Born March 28, 1924 in Bradley County, AR. a son of the late Charlie Green Thornton and Wadie Smith Thornton he was a retired owner/operator of OTASCO and Coast to Coast for 25 years, a member of First United Methodist Church, where he served as treasurer of the Fishermanís class, and previously servered as Sunday School superintendent and was head of the board of trustees. He was a member of the Warren Lions Club and a U. S. Army veteran of World War II. Also preceding him in death was a brother W.J. Thornton and sisters Louise Camp and Rachel Taylor. Survivors are his wife Hilda Pope Thornton whom he married July 2, 1949. 1 son Doug Thornton, Warren, AR. 1 daughter Debbie Hairston and spouse Joe, Warren, AR. 4 brothers Leon Thornton, Charles Thornton, Billy Joe Thornton all of Warren, AR. and Kenneth Thornton, Sumpter, AR. 1 sister Charlene Ferguson, Star City, AR. 4 grandchildren Brian Hairston and spouse Amber, Monticello, AR. Kimberly McGaughey and spouse Kevin, Sherwood, AR., Alyx Knox and spouse Jess, Luling, TX. and Rane Thornton, Round Rock, TX. 6 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were 2:00 p.m. Thursday September 13, First United Methodist Church with Rev. Gary Maskell officiating. Joye Splawn was organist and soloist was Tom Martin. Burial was in Oakland Cemetery by Frazerís Funeral Home. Active pallbearers were Kevin Thornton, Keith Thornton, Gary Thornton, David Ferguson, Jimmy Dale Camp, Robert Camp, Sammy Roberts and French Wynne, III. Honorary pallbearers were members of Fishermanís Sunday School Class, Marlin Broach, Aber Gannaway and Robert Green. Memorials preferred First United Methodist Church; 111 W. Church; Warren, AR. 71671.



Name: James Wright
Message: Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. May God comfort and strengthen you in this time of adjustment. Just remember we haven't lost him because we know where he is!

Name: Cindy Bates

Name: Cindy Bates
Message: I love you all and am not able to be there at this time. I am so sorry.

Name: Bradley and Paula Herring
Message: Ms.Hilda,Doug and Debbie we are so sorry for your loss! Our thoughts and Prayers are with you!

Name: Becky Guess
Message: I am so sorry for your loss, Hilda. May the Lord bless you and comfort you.

Name: John Higginbotham
Message: What a kind, gentle soul he was. We've all lost.

Name: Billy & Tanya Waldrop
Message: Our thoughts and prayers are with you, we love everyone of you very much. We think about you often, we are here if you need use.

Name: Ernie and Earline Ferrell
Message: Hilda and Family, please accept our sincere sympathy.Your family has always been special. We are remembering you in our thoughts and prayers.

Name: Glenda Gorman-Bowlin
Message: Keeping your family in my prayers at this difficult time.

Name: Fran&Jimmy Reep
Message: Thorton Family,you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Name: Steve and Pam Spraggins
Message: Mr. Leroy was a fine man and a good basketball coach, always thought a lot of him. He will be missed.

Name: Diane Purvis
Message: Hilda, you and your family have my deepest sympathy for the loss of Leroy. He was an exemplary man and will be missed by all of us in the community.

Name: Steve & Sherry Rand
Message: Our prayers are with all of you.

Name: Norman & Sandra Word
Message: Mrs. Hilda, Debbie, & Doug: Please know that you all are in our prayers & that God will comfort you during this difficult time. He was such a good man, and will be missed by all who were honored to know him.

Name: Marlene Elliott
Message: Doug and family, I am so sorry for the loss of your father.

Name: Children of the Late Catherine Parker
Message: So sorry to hear that Mr. Thornton had passed away. Our Beloved Mother thought the world of Mr. and Mrs. Thornton. Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you.

Name: Chester Leonard
Message: Mr. Thornton was good man who I thought a lot of while living in Warren. He will be missed by all. I am sorry I could not attend his services.

Name: Gary and Melissa Maskell
Message: Our love and prayers go with you all during this time of loss!

Name: Maudie Harmon
Message: You are in my thoughts and prayers.


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Name: Sharon Raley
Message: So sorry I did not hear of your loss until today. My prayers are with all of you. Hilda, may God hold you in his spirit during this difficult time.

Name: Dan and Sue Thompson
Message: We are very sorry to hear of your loss

Name: Mike Lonsberry
Message: It is sad news to hear of LeRoy's passing. I remember him from the time I was very young and the many times I visited the Oklahoma Tire and Supply Store and its successor, Coast to Coast. LeRoy was a good and kind man and always took time to help you. I still have that chain saw I bought from him back when the store was open. To all of his family, please accept my condolences and know that Warren is a better place because LeRoy was a part of it for so many years.

Name: Janice Williams
Message: I am so glad I got to see and talk to Leroy at the Annual Vick School Reunion this year. He and Hilda did so much to help make this a success every year. I will never forget one of my trips to Warren, I was driving on the Monticello highway and saw Leroy on the City lot pulling weeds. I pulled in and got a big hug then I asked what he was doing-he said he just wanted to keep things looking good. If every city had a "LEROY" who wanted his city to look nice - can you imagine what a beautiful world we would live in. We know he is in that beautiful city now, love you Leroy. Hilda, I know what you are going through, you have my love and prayers.

Name: David Harrison
Message: Ms Hilda, I thought so much of Mr Leroy, he was always such a pleasure to work with. I just happened to do a search for him today and learned of his passing. I am so sorry for your loss he was such wonderful. I can still hear his voice after all the many years that have passed, I used to love to hear him get excited, his voice pitch would go up and his speed would increase. I am so very blessed to have known your family.