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Larry Thornton, Sr.


Larry Thornton, Sr., age 75, of Hettick, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2022 at St. Johns Hospital in Springfield.

He was born May 10, 1947 near Palmyra, the son of the late Raymond and Irene Cravens Thornton.

He married Sandra Coffey and she preceded him in death in 1989.

Larry was an independent truck driver driving many years.

He loved fishing, and collecting guns.  He also enjoyed playing one arm slots.

Surviving are his children, Tracy Clark (William) of Hettick, Larry Thornton, Jr. (companion Patti Greenwalt Ibberson) of Nilwood; four grandchildren, Dustin Clark (Krysten) of Carlinville, Devin Clark (Rachael) of Palmyra, Shawn Thornton of Virden, Shayne Thornton (Courtney) of Virden; ten great-grandchldren, Jayden, Jason, Isabel, Titus, Brooklynn, Crue, Molly, Alex, Brylyn, and Kolby; several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; daughter, Kathrine Thornton and a sister, Barb Costello.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, December 29, 2022 at Stults-Neece Chapel in Palmyra. Burial will be in Hettick

Cemetery.  Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. until the time of service Thursday at the chapel.

Memorials may be made to American Heart Assn. or American Cancer Society.