John O. Thornton, Sr., 67, of Lubbock, passed away Friday, March 27, 2009, at Covenant Medical Center. He was born on April 1, 1941, to Charlie Mae Mann and John Henry in Longview; he was reared in Dallas. John is preceded in death by his father, John Henry. John is survived by his mother, Charlie Mae Mann; his companion, Lou Ross; three sons, Kelvin, Santik, and John Thornton, Jr.; one daughter, Rochelle Thornton; nine sisters; eight brothers; eight grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.
Graveside Service will be 11 a.m., Wednesday, April 1, 2009, at Lorenzo Cemetery, under the direction of Griffin Mortuary.
Visitation will be from 1-5 p.m.; family will receive friends from 5-6 p.m. today, at Griffin Mortuary.
©Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, Tuesday, March 31, 2009
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