Mr. Thornhill was born September 4, 1933 to Alvia and Pearlie Thornhill. He was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church and a member of the Communication Workers of America. He retired from AT&T after 35 years of service. He served in the 86th Inf RGT, 10th Inf Division in Bremerhaven Germany. He was also an avid hunter. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Mr. Thornhill is survived by his wife JoAnn Thornhill of Carrollton, sons Bryan Thornhill and wife Kathie of Greenwood, Terry Thornhill and wife Lady of Grenada, and Michael Thornhill and wife Kim of Herando. He is also survived by five grandchildren Alden Thornhill, Gardner Thornhill of Greenwood, Nicholas Thornhill and Blake Thornhill of Grenada, Meghan Thornhill of Hernando and his nephew Felip Colon and wife Lana of Carrollton.
Pallbearers were Nick Thornhill, Bill Bailey, William Vaughn, Ricky Bagwell, Roger Bright, and Mike Barth. Honorary Pallbearers were Alden Thornhill, Terry Wiggins and Dr. Michael Boler.
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