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James Walter Thornton

August 26, 1935 ~ March 28, 2022 (age 86)



James Walter Thornton age 86 of Conowingo died on March 28,2022. Born in Squire, West Virginia August 26,1935. The son of Robert (Bob) Thornton and Louise Hoard. Husband of 46 years to Debbie Thornton.

He served in the Army in the mid 50’s and was stationed in Germany. He worked most of his life in autobody repair and specialized in car customization. He enjoyed playing and listening to Bluegrass music.

In addition to his wife Debbie, he is survived by his daughters Caroline Spence her husband Richard, Judi Wurm her husband Joe, his son Calvin Thornton his brothers Earl Cox and Bobby Thornton, his sisters Janet Kelley and Pat Hitchens, his grandchildren Jessica Hohman, Renee Tramell, James Jones Jr., Michelle Zupancic, James Harrington, Justin Jones, Tracy Mick, Gregory Mick, and Trevor Thornton. He also had 15 great grandchildren.

He was predeceased by his son James Ronald Thornton, daughters Vicky Lee Cicon and Veronica Lee Mick, his sister Brenda Allison, his great granddaughters Amanda Cicon and Robyn Spence. 

A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday April 2,2022 at the VFW in Port Deposit, MD between 3pm to 7pm.


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Celebration of Life
April 2, 2022

3:00 PM
Jerry Skrivanek V.F.W. Post 8185
520 Susquehanna River Rd
Port Deposit, MD 21904

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