Martinez, GA- Jerry Thornton, 70, entered into rest Sunday, April 22, 2012.
Graveside services will be held Friday, April 27, 2012 at 5:00 PM in Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church Cemetery with Dr. Billy Turner officiating.
Mr. Thornton was born in Gadsden, Alabama and is the son of the late Henry & Edna Thornton.
He was retired from Proctor & Gamble after 35 years of service as the Manager of Environmental Health and Safety. Mr. Thornton was a Seargent in the US Army and a member of Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church. Some of this hobbies were playing lead guitar for several bands in Augusta, GA, working with computers, fishing, gardening, and operating his ham radio.
Survivors include his sons and daughter in law, Curtis Glenn Thornton of Hephzibah, Darryl Lynn & Rosanne Thornton of Evans; his sisters, Rita Morgan, Gloria Braswell and Martha Parmer all of Gadsden, AL; his grandchildren, Darryl Richard Thornton, Stacey Thornton Wolfe, CurtisLee Morgan Thornton, Alyce Brittney Thornton, Landon Glenn Thornton, Jackson Tyler Thornton and Justin Nicholas Thornton; and great grandchildren, Skyler Foster Wolfe and Kennedy Harper Thornton.
Pallbearers will be Curtis Glenn Thornton, Darryl Lynn Thornton, Darryl Richard Thornton, CurtisLee Morgan Thornton, Michael Dean Farrow and Mark Hawkins.
The family will receive friends Thursday from 6:00 until 8:00 PM at the funeral home.
Chance & Hydrick Funeral Directors 2502 Richmond Hill Road, Augusta, Georgia 30906.