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Gordon Edward Thornton

February 17, 1952 January 6, 2019
Gordon Edward Thornton
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Obituary for Gordon Edward Thornton

Gordon E. Thornton
February 17, 1952 - January 6, 2019

Seven Springs-Gordon Edward Thornton, 66, passed away Sunday, January 6, 2019. The seventh of nine children, Gordon was born February 17, 1952 in Wayne County to the late Harvey Preston Thornton and Bessie Jordan Thornton.

Gordon was a longtime employee of Goldsboro Starter and Alternator. With over twenty years of service to the company, Gordon was dedicated and loved his work. He was a highly skilled mechanic knowing the ins and outs of every car that came through the shop.

When he wasn’t working, Gordon could often be found piddling in his shop at home. He was a gifted craftsman who enjoyed working with his hands. He found great pleasure in creating beautiful pieces from wood.

Never one to take himself too serious, Gordon was a jokester and loved to cut up. His sense of humor endeared him to everyone he met. He truly lived to see others smile.

The next time you hear some good beach music or are enjoying ice cream think of Gordon and smile.

A memorial service to celebrate Gordon’s life will be held Wednesday, January 9, 2019 at 11 a.m. at Rouse Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Pineview Cemetery.

Gordon is survived by his wife of 27 years, Jenny Grady Thornton; two children, Alex Price and wife, Lori, and Alicia Martin and husband, Jamie; three grandchildren, Adam Price, Noah Price and Abby Martin; five siblings, Shelton Thornton, Rayvon Thornton, Preston Thornton Jr., Frances Capps and Harold Thornton; several special nieces and nephews; and a number of close friends Gordon thought of as brothers. In addition to his parents, Gordon was preceded in death by three siblings, Violet Thornton, Judy Coker and Gary Thornton.

Family and friends will be received Wednesday from 10-11 a.m. at Rouse Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed at www.rousefh.com. Memorials in Gordon’s memory may be made to Cures for the Colors, 203 Cox Boulevard, Goldsboro, NC 27534. Arrangements are entrusted to Rouse Funeral Home, La Grange.


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Previous Events

Visitation

Wednesday

9

Jan

10:00 AM 1/9/2019 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 1/9/2019 11:00:00 AM
Rouse Funeral Home

108 North Caswell Street
La Grange, NC 28551-1725

Rouse Funeral Home
108 North Caswell Street La Grange 28551-1725 NC
United States

Service Of Remembrance

Wednesday

9

Jan

11:00 AM 1/9/2019 11:00:00 AM
Rouse Funeral Home

108 North Caswell Street
La Grange, NC 28551-1725

Rouse Funeral Home
108 North Caswell Street La Grange 28551-1725 NC
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Pineview Cemetery Final Resting Place

Hwy 111 South
Seven Springs, NC 28578

Hwy 111 South Seven Springs 28578 NC
United States

Memorial Contribution

Cure For The Colors

203 Cox Boulevard
Goldsboro, NC 27534
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