Billy Joe Thornton
Funeral Date: 1/15/2020

Billy Joe Thornton age 80 of Warren, AR died Monday, January 13, at the Bradley County Medical Center. He was born February 18, 1939 in Bradley County, a son of the late Charlie Green Thornton and Wadie Smith Thornton. He retired from the flooring business with 37 years of service. He started in hard wood flooring with Wilson Oak Flooring and ending his career with Armstrong Flooring Company in Warren, AR. After retirement he worked for the Arkansas Food Bank for 3 years. He was a United States Navy Veteran, a member of Immanuel Baptist Church and a 1957 graduate of the Hermitage School System. Also proceeding him in death were his brothers W. J. Thornton, Leroy Thornton, Leon Thornton, Kenneth Thornton and Charles Thornton. Sisters Louise Camp, Rachel Taylor and Charlene Ferguson. He is survived by his wife, Wilma McClellan Thornton, whom he married January 5, 1963. Sons, Keith Thornton, Warren, AR and Kevin Thornton spouse Tonya, Warren, AR. 2 grandchildren Kailey Thornton and Carleigh Jo Thornton. Funeral services were1:30PM Wednesday, January 15 at Frazer’s Chapel with Wayman Mann officiating. Burial was in Moseley cemetery. Active pallbearers were Doug Thornton, Gary Thornton, Robert Camp, Jimmy Dale Camp, David Ferguson, French Wynne Jr and French Wynne III. Honorary Pallbearers were the Class of 1957 Hermitage, AR.



Name: Danny and Brenda Adair
Message: So sorry to hear this Ms. Wilma. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

Name: James Newman
Message: Miss Wilma my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family mr. Thornton will be greatly missed.

Name: Jackie Johnson
Message: Thinking about you, Wilma.

Name: Dean Bryant
Message: Wilma, Keith and sorry..thoughts & prayers are with you

Name: Sheila Smith

Name: Sheila Smith
Message: Sorry to hear the sad news. Thoughts and prayers for your family.

Name: June Doggett West
Message: So sorry you lost Billy, my thoughts and prayers are with you.

Name: Pat & Earline Morman
Message: Wilma and family our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

Name: Linda Pennington-Jones
Message: Kevin and family we are so sorry for your loss,May God give this family peace and comfort

Name: Merline Pinson
Message: Wilma and family prayers for you and your family.

Name: Floyd Brown
Message: So sorry to hear about your loss.

Name: Krissy Morrison
Message: Wilma, so sorry for your loss. Praying for you.


Name: Janice, Dean, Debby and Vicki Williams
Message: Our love and condolences to Wilma, Kevin and Keith. We have fond memories of your visit so long ago Wilma when you came out West when Billy Joe was in the Navy. So glad we were able to see you both when we last visited. Much love coming to you from your cousins in California.

Name: Teresa Thornton
Message: Pops, you will never know how much we love you and will miss you. Your great grandchildren, Tayla,Harleigh,Annalee,Jacob and Jeannie

Name: Leslie Rhodes

Name: Patsy Smith

Name: Klay & LaWanda McKinney
Message: You all are in our thoughts and prayers...

Name: Janie and Lyn Grice
Message: Family you are all in our hearts and prayers

Name: Charles & Gayle Simpson
Message: Wilma and Family: May God bless each of you with strength, comfort and peace.

Name: Bill & Sherry White
Message: So sorry for your loss, our prayers are with the family.

Name: Mary Clanton McDougald
Message: Wilma and family, So sorry for your loss. May God bless and keep you all.

Name: Sam & Brenda Mercer
Message: Wilma & Boys, Praying for God’s Peace to be with you all during this time

Name: Marie Taylor Robinson and Raymond Quimby

Name: Rayburn and Elois Taylor

Name: Ricky Green
Message: Wilma, thinking of you all and sending prayers for healing hearts.

Name: stacey lockett
Message: prayers for the family