Published 12:49 pm Tuesday, October 26, 2021
Funeral services for Mr. Harry Phillips Thornton were held Saturday afternoon, Oct. 23, 2021, at 2 p.m. at Silver Creek United Methodist Church Cemetery in Silver Creek. Rev. Mike Sutton officiated. Mr. Thornton, age 69, departed this life early Monday morning, Oct. 18, 2021, at his home in Silver Creek.
Saulters Moore Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Thornton was born on June 11, 1952, in Jackson, to Homer and Bertha Lou Hatzog Thornton. Harry spent his career working in the petroleum industry as a materials manager. An avid outdoorsman, Harry enjoyed his farm at Silver Creek, complete with his chickens, pond and special friends. In addition to raising crops ranging from peas to watermelons, he also had a passion for beekeeping. Harry loved his family dearly and especially his grandson, Harry Thornton III. Mr. Thornton was a member of Vanwinkle Baptist Church in Jackson.
Mr. Thornton was preceded in death by his father, Homer Thornton and his brother, Curtis Thornton.
He will be remembered as a loving father by his two sons, Harry Phillips Thornton Jr. (Mindy) of Franklin, Tennessee and Greg Thornton of Nashville, Tennessee. He also leaves his dear mother, Bertha Lou Thornton of Jackson; two sisters, Nancy Thornton and Theresa Keith, both of Jackson; one brother, Victor Thornton, also of Jackson and his grandson, Harry Phillips Thornton III of Franklin, Tennessee.
The family received friends Saturday afternoon, Oct. 23, 2021, from 12:30 p.m. until 1:30 p.m. at Saulters Moore Funeral Home. There was a funeral procession from Saulters Moore Funeral Home to Silver Creek United Methodist Church Cemetery.
Online condolences and a guest registry are available at www.saultersmoorefuneralhome.com.