Leon Thornton
Funeral Date: 9/30/2012

Obituary:
Leon Thornton, age 86, of Warren, AR. died Thursday September 27, in West Monroe, LA. Born May 8, 1926 in Sumpter, AR. a son of the late Charlie Green Thornton and Wadie Smith Thornton he was a retired logging coordinator for Potlatch Corp. for 32 years, founding member of Prospect Hunting Club in 1965, member of Immanuel Baptist Church, a World War II Marine Corps. veteran and the widower of Willie Mae Sharp Thornton who died June 1, 2002. They were united in marriage April 9, 1949. Also, preceding him in death were brothers W.J. Thornton, Leroy Thornton; sisters Rachel Taylor and Louise Camp. Survivors are 1 son Gary Thornton and spouse Patsy; 1 daughter Judy Thornton Wynne and spouse French, Jr. all of Warren, AR. 3 brothers Charles Thornton, Warren, AR., Kenneth Thornton, Sumpter, AR. and Billy Joe Thornton and spouse Wilma, Warren, AR. 1 sister Charlene Ferguson, Star City, AR. A sister in law Hilda Thornton, Warren , AR. 3 grandchildren French Wynne, III., Anne Wynne OíNeill and spouse Ricky, Katie Thornton Williams and spouse Josh, and 4 great-grandchildren Richard OíNeill, Victoria OíNeill, Huck Williams and Thomas OíNeill. Funeral services were 2:00 p.m. Sunday September 30, at Frazerís Chapel with Rev. Bobby Pennington and Rusty Rowell officiating. Janice Sullivan was organist and Megan Taylor was soloist. Burial with flag presentation was in Oakland Cemetery by Frazerís Funeral Home. Active pallbearers were Doug Thornton, Keith Thornton, Kevin Thornton, Robert Camp, Jimmy Dale Camp, Kay Reep, Kip Reep, Brian Hairston and David Ferguson. Honorary pallbearers were Rodney Parnell, Norman Word and current and past members of Prospect Hunting Club. Memorials preferred Immanuel Baptist Church; 701 W. Pine St.; Warren, AR. 71671 or First United Methodist Church; 111 Church St.; Warren, AR. 71671.

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Name: Charlotte Denton
Message: So sorry to hear of your loss. Mr. Leon was a great guy and will be sorely missed. I know this has been a difficult trip for all but know that Gods loving arms are around you at this time. Love to all.

Name: Randy & Beth Peek
Message: He loved the outdoors and all those surrounding him. We will think of him everytime we pass his camp on the river, and know he will be smiling down on anyone enjoying what he did in this lifetime. Sincere sympathy to all family, he was a JOY!

Name: David(K.C.) & Tina McClain
Message: Sorry for your loss of Mr. Leon. May God bless you and help you through this hard & painful time in your life.

Name: Ronald Smith
Message: Sorry about your loss. Leon was a great guy. We will miss him.

Name: Kay Robinson
Message: Gary, Judy & Family, I know what you have had to go through these past months has really been hard. Oh how Mr. Leon is rejoicing now and not in any more pain. I am sure he is staking out some river bank for that special fishing hole and doing what he enjoyed doing. Will continue to keep you and your family in my prayers.

Name: Ronnie and Teresa Hays
Message: so sorry for your loss. He is whole and with his heavenly family now.

Name: Don Moore
Message: I will always treasure the friendship I had with Leon. What a great guy! My prayers are with all of you. Praise God he finally got relief. Dr. Don Moore

Name: Jimmy, Kaylon & Kevin Taylor
Message: We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

Name: Norman & Sandra Word
Message: Praying you find comfort knowing that he is no longer in pain, and is rejoicing with our heavenly Father. He will be missed by all who knew him........

Name: Nolan Broyles
Message: Leon was the example of the man that God had intended for all of us to be. All of Prospect Hunting Club is sadden. Our family is praying for yours. Nolan & Nancy Broyles

Name: Ricky Green
Message: My thoughts and prayers are wih you all.

Name: Kevin Doggett
Message: So sorry for your lost. He and your mother were some of the nicest people in Warren. May God put his arms around your family and comfort you.

Name: Fran&JImmy Reep
Message: Your families are in our thoughs and prayers.

Name: John & Sandy Gavin
Message: God be with you all in this difficult time. It is hard to let them go even knowing that they are in a perfect place now.

Name: terry myers
Message: all of the family know all well be in my prayers

Name: Cassidy Cathey
Message: My thoughts and prayers are with you all. He was a great man and friend. The 'Prospect Road' will never be the same.

Name: Marlene Elliott
Message: I am so sorry to hear of Mr. Leon's passing. I know the family has been through much sorrow the past year. You are in my prayers.

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

Name: Bro. Greg & Sharon Stanley
Message: So sorry to hear of Leon's homegoing. What a great time of reunion & rejoicing he's enjoying now! You are all in our prayers. He was a real joy to know & will be missed.

Name: Rodney and Phyllis Parnell
Message: Judy, Gary, and family - Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May God comfort each of you during this difficult time.

Name: Tim Doss
Message: Gary and Judy, so sad to hear of the passing of Mr. Leon. I grew up having a lot of respect for him. His character left a lasting impact on all who had the pleasure to know him. God Bless.

Name: Billy & Tanya Waldrop
Message: Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you and know that we love and care about you very much, we loved and cared for Mr. Leon like family and he will be greatly missed by us both. He is in God's loving arms and will live in our hearts and minds forever and his memories and spirit will never be forgotten, thanks be to God.

Name: Joe, Shelia, Clay and Jeremy Towery
Message: Your families are in our thoughts and prayers. We were so sorry for your loss. Lean on God for strength to help you get through this painful time.

Name: Judy Richard Cox
Message: So sorry to hear about your loss, praying for you all.

Name: Jeff and Rhonda Williams
Message: Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Name: Sandra & Tommy Toole
Message: Prayers for the family in the loss of Mr. Thornton.

Name: Justin Ward
Message: Mr Gary, Mrs Patsy, and Katie I am so sorry for your loss. I will always remember the fish fries at their house and our beach trip. Thanks for the memories and my prayer is peace for all during this time.