Richard Thornton, Sr.

October 10, 1943 ~ September 5, 2023 (age 79) 79 Years Old


Richard Lynn Thornton, Sr. of Adel passed away Tuesday, September 5, 2023 at his residence.  Richard was born October 10, 1943 in Hamilton, OH. to the late Noah Ray & Mildred Louise Thornton. He served his country in the United States Air Force. After returning home, he was self-employed as an automobile mechanic and then worked for Cook County Ford from 1984 until 1999.

Survivors include his sons; Richard Lynn (Sandra) Thornton of Zephyrhills, FL and John Ray (Jennifer) Thornton of Adel; daughters Tina (Al) Asche of Versailles, IN and Nancy Denise Dempsey of Adel; brothers, Jerry (Kathie) Thornton of Indiana, John (Ellen) Thornton of Indiana, and Bill (Ann) Thornton of Indiana; sisters, Sandra Hale of Colorado, and Janis Blitch of Florida; and many nieces, nephews, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Ellen Brown Thornton.

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