Thomas Allen Thornton Sr., 82, longtime resident of Orange, passed away on July 30, at his residence in Orange.

Funeral services will be at 1:00 P.M., Saturday, Aug.2, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Officiating will be the Rev. Daniel Rose of Community Church. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in Orange.

Visitation will be from 5:00-8:00 P.M., Friday at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange.

Born in Greenville, Ms, on March 9, 1932, he was the son of Guthrie Allen Thornton and Elizabeth Gilliam Meador. Thomas was an equipment operator for several companies. He also served in the United States Army during the Korean War. Thomas was an active member of Community Church where he was a care group leader and an usher.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Mary Eunice Thornton; daughter, Deloris McLemore and husband, Tommy of Patterson, LA; sons, Allen Thornton and wife, Jennifer of Dayton, William Thornton and wife, Cheryl of Bourg, LA., Shawn Thornton and wife, Gina of Vidor; six grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.

Serving as pallbearers will be Dane Thornton, Allen Thornton, Kyle Thornton, Eric McLemore, Shawn Thornton, and William Thornton. Honorary pallbearer will be Dan Murphy.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association at 700 N. St. #M, Beaumont, TX 77701.