Douglas Ray Thornton

Douglas Ray Thornton, 68, of Hull, passed away Wednesday, December 11, 2019, at Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital surrounded by his loving family. Ray was born on February 20, 1951, in Dayton, TX to the late Douglas Eugene Thornton and Maxine Roundtree. He was a retired 3rd generation owner of Thornton Logging. Larger than life, honest as they come, he worked his fingers to the bone to support his family. Ray never met a stranger, was kind to everyone, whether he liked them or not. His family was his world, if he loved you he loved with his whole heart forever. He loved to hunt, fish, and cut logs. Papa’s pride and joy were his grandchildren and loved spending time with them. He will be greatly missed by all who loved him, but his legacy will continue on.

He is preceded in death by his parents; brother, Henry Tilman “Spike” Thornton; and grandson, Bryson Thornton.

Those left to cherish his memory are, his loving wife of 51 years, Katherine Jane “Kathy” Thornton of Hull; son, Paskel Douglas Thornton and wife Tabitha of Hull; daughters, Kathy “Puddin” Clark and husband Kelvin of Hull, and Rita Jean Collins and husband Jeffrey of Cleveland; brother, Johnny Nicar and wife Tammy of Dayton; sisters, Eva Psencik and husband Edwin of Dayton, and Jackie Allen and husband Glenn of Dayton; grandchildren, Courtney Folsom and husband James, Maranda Burks and husband Jason, Tristan Clark, Tray Tyler and wife Jesi, Camron Collins, Hunter Collins, Cody Thornton, Austin Thornton and wife Aranda, Treavor Thornton, Decota Thornton, Andrea Thornton, Cassie Sweeten, Raynee Baker, Dallas Pantalion, Brenham Thornton, Bentley Thornton, and Braycee Thornton; 13 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, and a host of loving family and friends.

A graveside service of remembrance will be held Saturday, December 14, 2019, at 11:00 a.m. with Brother Sid Haley officiating at Oak Dale Cemetery. A gathering of Mr. Thornton’s family and friends will be held Friday, December 13, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Faith & Family Funeral Services.

Honoring Mr. Thornton as pallbearers are Cody Thornton, Austin Thornton, Camron Collins, Hunter Collins, and Tristan Clark. Honorary pallbearers will be Tray Tyler, Treavor Thornton, Brenham Thornton, and Bentley Thornton. To send flowers to the family of Douglas Ray Thornton, please visit Tribute Store.

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