Sylacauga, AL - Funeral service for Brinton Thornton, 76, will be March 6, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at Valley View Church Of God with Rev. Keith Owensby officiating. Mr. Thornton will lie in state at the church for one hour prior to the service. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery in Sylacauga, AL.
Mr. Thornton died Saturday, March 3, 2012 at Coosa Valley Medical Center. He owned and operated Thornton Plumbing and Heating for 38 years in Sylacauga and the surrounding areas. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and attended Valley View Church of God. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jessie and Lula Thornton.
He is survived by wife, Barbara Thornton; daughters, Neva McGrady, husband Steve, Eva Glasscock, husband Floyd, Sonda Sims, husband David, and Robin Gilbert; grandchildren, Stevie McGrady, David Brent Sims, Skyler Duke, Savannah Sims, Haiden Gilbert and Madison Gilbert; sister, Bonnie Jean Jones; brothers, Bryce Thornton and Donald Thornton; and sister-in-love, Connie Joiner.
Visitation will be Monday March 5, 2012 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.
The family will accept flowers or donations can be made in Mr. Thorntonâ€™s name to the Leukemia Society, Donor Service, P.O. Box 4072, Pittsfield, MA 01202.
Pallbearers will be Jay Mitchell, Andy Ricks, Doug Norton, Wayne Sayers, John Gladness and Norman Oden. John Carter, Doug Lowe, Dean McConatha, Robert Rumsey, Tommy Dobson, Dr. Peter Lichty and Ray Mask will serve as honorary pallbearers.
Memorial messages may be sent to the family at www.radneysmith.com.
Radney-Smith Funeral Home in Sylacauga, AL will direct the services.