We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at East Texas Funeral Home
William “Bill” Earl Thornton was born January 18th, 1948 in Gladewater, TX to Penman Earl Thornton and Myrtis Marie Mills Thornton. He passed away in Longview, Texas August 10, 2021.
Bill retired from Stemco in 2013 after 45 years of dedicated service as a tool and die cast maker. His hobbies included working on cars, tractors, boats and other miscellaneous equipment. He would always say he was “piddling” in the shop.
He was proceeded in death by his wife Carol Jean Thornton and his sister Martha Walker. He is survived by his sister Barbara Keith and brother Tony Thornton.
Bill was blessed with and survived by his six daughters Lisa James, Alisha Bixby, Michelle Whitfield, Rachel Jacobson, Ruth Brown, Audrey Stuart, many grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He was blessed to meet his girlfriend of the last 10 years, Christy Meador, who cared for him diligently until his death.
His brother Tony will officiate his Memorial Service this Saturday, August the 21st at The Church of Lake
Cherokee located at 11968 Farm to Market Rd 2011, Henderson TX 75652.
All floral deliveries must be directed to the church address or family directly.