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Thomas Earl Thornton

July 11, 1940 January 9, 2019
Thomas Earl Thornton
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Thomas Earl Thornton, of Hot Springs Village, passed away 09 January 2019, surrounded by his family. He was born on 11 July 1940 in Corpus Christi, TX to Gene and Dorothy (Priour) Thornton, the eldest of six children. Tom grew up in Corpus Christi and attended Corpus Christi Academy.

While in the army, Tom met and fell in love with Marge Babich. They married in 1962 and had four children. Tom and Marge moved from Corpus Christi to Memphis, to Houston, and finally to Hot Springs Village in 2001. Tom worked in oil and gas for over twenty-five years. His retirement years were spent enjoying golfing, supporting the Dallas Cowboys, and attending family reunions! Tom loved to grill, spend time outside in his yard - and visit with friends, of which he had many.

Tom was passionate about helping his community. He delivered Meals on Wheels and served the churches where he lived as lector and Eucharistic Minister. Tom served in the Knights of Columbus as financial secretary and reached the degree of fourth degree Knight.

Tom is preceded in death by his parents, Gene and Dorothy Thornton, and brothers, Patrick and Michael Thornton.

Loving survivors include his wife, Marge, whom he promised to love “until the twelfth of never,” according to their favorite song, and did. Also surviving, sons Robert (Laura) and Thomas (Joan) and daughters Cheryl Thornton and Teresa Lillard (Neil). Tom leaves behind two brothers, Eddie Thornton and Paul Thornton, and one sister, Ann Tesch. Tom was the loving grandfather of Robert (Keri), Scott, Matt (Haley), Adam (Lauren), Madeline, Nicholas, and Mackenzie, and the proud great-grandfather of Philippa Elif and Ella Cate.

Services to celebrate Thomas’s life will be held at Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church in Hot Springs Village, AR on Saturday 12 January 2019. Visitation will begin at 10:00 a.m. with a rosary said at 10:30 a.m. and services at 11:00 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Alzheimer’s Arkansas, 201 Markham Center Dr., Little Rock, AR 72205.


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Visitation

Saturday

12

Jan

10:00 AM 1/12/2019 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 1/12/2019 11:00:00 AM
Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church

295 Balearic
Hot Springs Village, AR 71909

Rosary will begin at 10:30 a.m.

Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church
295 Balearic Hot Springs Village 71909 AR
United States

Service

Saturday

12

Jan

11:00 AM 1/12/2019 11:00:00 AM
Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church

295 Balearic
Hot Springs Village, AR 71909

Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church
295 Balearic Hot Springs Village 71909 AR
United States
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