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Jerry White Thornton, 78, of Athens died Tuesday, April 25, 2017, at Floyd E. "Tut" Fann Home in Huntsville.
Jerry was born October 30, 1938, in Lauderdale County to James Timothy Thornton and Clemmie Elaine Thornton. He was a member of Christ Presbyterian Church of Monrovia. He was a 20-year veteran of the U.S. Navy and retired from the Eaton Corporation.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Daughters, Angela Arkle and Michelle Thornton, Brother, Austin Thornton.
Services will be Saturday, 11 a.m. at Spry Funeral Home Chapel with Cardeilia Howell-Diamond and Pat Driskell officiating. Burial will be in the Ingram Cemetery, Rogersville. Visitation will be Saturday, 9:30 a.m. until service time.
Survivors include Wife: Joyce Thornton of Athens, Son: Jeff Thornton of Madison, Daughters: Melinda Peterson of Salt Lake City, Utah, Alicia Sevigne of San Diego, California, Lori Hardin of Hartselle, Lisa White of Athens, Kaella Thornton of Athens, Brother: Elston Thornton of Athens, Sisters: Mary Lois Greer of Pensacola, Florida, Robbie Nell Spry of Center Star, Betty Ann Parker of Rogersville, 15 Grandchildren, 8 Great-Grandchildren.
Grandsons and Nephews will be pallbearers.
Published on April 26, 2017
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