Robert Sherril Thornton

December 24, 1934 ~ December 8, 2018 (age 83)


Robert Sherril Thornton, 83, of 40 Learwood Lane, passed away Saturday, December 8, 2018 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center.


Funeral will be held at 3 PM, Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at Crumpler-Honeycutt Funeral Home with the Reverend Ronald Jones and Sister Vercie Turner officiating. Interment will follow in Grandview Memorial Gardens.  The family will receive friends from 6 PM to 8 PM, Monday, December 10, 2018 at Crumpler-Honeycutt Funeral Home.


Robert, born in 1934 in Johnston County, was the son of the late William Burnice Thornton and Ada Louise Thornton.  He was a truck driver for the construction industry.  In addition to his father he was preceded in death by siblings, Howard Thornton, Jimmy Thornton, Judy Lee, Harvey Thornton and Carrie Inez McClenny.


Survivors include: wife of fifty-seven years,  Peggy Mae Gautier Thornton; children, Danny Ray Thornton, Gloria Gail Rivenbark (Jeff), Sherril Wayne Thornton (Linda), and Lynda Gail Malpass (Lloyd); brother, Glenn R. Thornton (Marie) of Burgaw; sister, Louise Powell of Wilmington; eleven grandchildren; and fifteen great-grandchildren.


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