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Keith John Thornton

Posted By Lake Shore Funeral Home On October 12, 2021 @ 5:50 pm In Obituaries | 6 Comments

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Keith John Thornton, 78 of Robinson, Tx passed away Friday October 1, 2021, at Providence Hospital surrounded by his loved ones.

Memorial Service will be held at 1 PM Sunday, October 24, 2021, at The Twin Bridges Pavillion.

Keith was born in Postville, Iowa, October 6, 1942, to Wilbur and Helen Preyer-Thornton. He graduated High school May 25, 1960, and entered into the United States Air Force September 30, 1960. Serving until September 29, 1964.

He then went to work at AO Smith Bomb Company and taught air craft mechanics at TSTC. He began his career at Duncan Freightliner until June  of 1981 when he joined Central Freight lines.

He was named mechanic of the year 5 years in a row, also winning the doctorate award for building the first Mary Kay freightliner in 1984.

He married Brenda Joyce Gummelt, June 15, 1962, followed by the birth of their two daughters Lisa and Lark Thornton.

He is preceded in death by the love of his life, Brenda Joyce Thornton; parents, Wilbur and Helen Thornton; sisters, Mary Thornton Torkelson and Beverly Thornton Dale; brothers, Gene, Jim and Mike Thornton.

He is survived by both his daughters, Lisa and Lark; 5 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren; sisters, Dawn Thornton Cables and Faye Thornton, and many nieces and nephews.

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Condolence from Suzanne Howey on October 13th, 2021 9:29 pm

You were always very kind to me and I am so sorry you were so sick! I’m glad Lark was there with you! Love and hugs to everyone who knew and loved you, especially Lark, Hunter, Harley, Tannen and Lisa.

Brian and Suzanne Howey (Zook)

Condolence from Jadene Walts on October 13th, 2021 9:36 pm

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time! Love Jadene and Wayne Walts

Condolence from Tammy Gallier Croford on October 13th, 2021 10:32 pm

I met Keith when lark and I were friends in high school. He and his wife were living in Robinson at the time and took me in as their own. Keith and Brenda both were the sweetest and were certainly be missed.
Sending love to Lark, Hunter, Harley and Tannon.

Condolence from Debbie and Lloyd Hemphill on October 13th, 2021 11:02 pm

We are all so very sorry that your Father passed. We have kept him in our prayers for so many years. We will treasure the few times that he was up at the farm, as well as the time he spent visiting in Cleveland. Wishing that we could be there to give you all a big hug! We will continue to pray and will cherish the memories we have of your Father. God bless and know that he is finally reunited with so many of our family. With love from all of your cousins – Deb (Cables) and Lloyd

Condolence from Ruth (Thornton) Caves on October 14th, 2021 5:17 am

You always looked like Elvis to me as a kid. Rest peacefully, you were loved.

Condolence from Scott Gibbs on October 16th, 2021 8:51 am

He was always kind to me as you all have been. My thoughts and prayers are with y’all.

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