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Paul Thornton Sr.

September 13, 1936 — May 23, 2022

Paul F. Thornton Sr., 85, of Wooster, died Monday, May 23, 2022, at Doylestown Health Care Center.

Private family service will be held at a later date. Burial will be at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Seville, where military rites will be held. Online tributes may be made at Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul Lutheran Church, 777 S. Summit St, Smithville, OH 44677.

Paul was born September 13, 1936, in Akron, Ohio to Paul and Ella {Thompson} Thornton.

Paul proudly served in the United States Marine Corps for 3 years.

He married Carolyn Rusk on May 18, 1957, she died April 17, 2017.

Paul retired from being a long-distance truck driver with PIE. He was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church. Paul enjoyed golf, watching Cleveland sports, and old Western movies. He was also a Teamster.

Paul will be deeply missed by his sons Paul Jr. (Jennifer) of Akron and Roger (Jackie) of Cincinnati; daughter-in-law Denise Thornton of Akron; many grandchildren, many great-grandchildren; sisters Linda and Janet.

Paul was preceded in death by his wife Carolyn, son Charles, and sister Joan.

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