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Troye Lee Thornton

March 9, 1939 — August 10, 2020

Troye Lee Thornton was born March 9, 1939 in Lone Camp to Bob and Josie Thornton.  He died at his home surrounded by family on Monday, August 10, 2020 at the age of 81.  Over twenty years of his life were spent in service to Cantex, thirty plus years as plant manager at US Brick.  He was a devout Church of Christ Disciple, however enjoyed fellowship at the Palo Pinto County Cowboy Church.  Gaither Homecoming, dancing, and front porch conversations were weekend favorites at the Thornton Ranch. 


Troye, known to everyone as PaDaddy or Big Oney, had a fun-loving, outgoing personality that made him the life of the party.  His marriage to Wanda Thornton began 40 years ago, where they laughed and cried together, leaning on and loving each other through the good times and the bad.  The circle of trust and interdependence they built through the years was evident when he took his last breath and will continue when they reunite in heaven.


Hunting was a passion he enjoyed. He shared knowledge gained from his dad and passed that tradition to his son, grandson, and great grandson.  In addition, his ability for number recollection lives on in “His Girl” Tina.  He loved all aspects of basketball, the Texas Longhorns, and was an avid fan of the Dallas Cowboys; however, his favorite thing of all was having his kids, grandkids, and great-grandkids come visit. 


He is survived by his wife Wanda Mayo Thornton; daughters Tina and Chaleen Thornton,  brother Frank Thornton; daughters in law Cheryl Thornton and Michelle Guzman; grandson Chris Woolf and Lori,  granddaughter Heather Greenwood and husband Andy, grandson Jason Woolf and Randi, grandson Phillip Thornton and wife Tacy; sister in law Nora Beth Thornton, brother in law DeLayne Scarbrough, sister in law Mary Lou Mayo, sister in law Sue Utley and husband Bob, sister in law Pam McQueary and husband Eddie as well as 10 great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews, and a multitude of friends.


He is preceded in death by his parents, Bob and Josie Thornton; son, Nickey Lee Thornton; siblings, Marie, Loutishie, Roy, and Bobbie; and special life-long friend Ronnie Webber.


Visitation will be held on Thursday, August 13th from 6PM-8PM at Baum Carlock Funeral Home in Mineral Wells. Services will be conducted by Brother Roger Keck on Friday, August 14th at 10 AM at Palo Pinto County Cowboy Church. Interment at New Gordon Cemetery immediately following the service.


The family is encouraging social distancing and face coverings. A social distancing room will be available at the church.

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Thursday, August 13, 2020

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

Baum-Carlock-Bumgardner Funeral Home

302 West Hubbard Street, Mineral Wells, TX 76067

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Funeral Service

Friday, August 14, 2020

Starts at 10:00 am (Central time)

Palo Pinto County Cowboy Church

2731 North FM 129, Santo, TX 76472

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