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Official Obituary of

Ronald S Thornton

September 1, 1943 ~ March 1, 2024 (age 80) 80 Years Old

Ronald Thornton Obituary

            Mr. Ronald S. Thornton, 80, of Youngstown, entered eternal rest on Friday, March 1, 2024 at Park Center Health Care and Rehabilitation.

            Mr. Thornton was born September 1, 1943 in Youngstown, a son of Percy Sr. and Alberta Lee Thornton.  He was a certified heavy equipment operator and was employed by Operating Engineers Local #66.  He also attended New Castle School of Trades for Auto Body Repair; and had been employed with U. S. Steel for two years.

            He was a member of Free Gospel Ministries, its maintenance and bus ministry and attended Bible study. Ronald was a member of Operating Engineers Local 66.  He enjoyed auto mechanics, carpentry, cowboy movies, country music, and was an avid Cleveland Browns fan.  His true passion was being with his beloved family.  He was a U. S. Navy veteran

            He leaves to cherish his memory and celebrate his life and legacy, his wife, the former Barbara Langley, whom he married in 1980; children, Tiffany (Isaiah) Thornton-Jay and Todd Thornton both of Dallas, TX, and Tanica Thornton of Youngstown; his sister, Laura Thornton Brady; grandchildren, Patrice D. Thornton, Todd S. Thornton Jr., Stevenson Thornton, Dominique Thornton, and Jasheia Thornton; great granddaughter, Christanne Giselle Thornton; and a host of nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, other family and friends.

            Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Percy Thornton Jr.; great grandson, Sterling C. Mayes; and brother-in-law, Matthew Brady.

            Visitation will be Friday, March 15, 2024 from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon at the L. E. Black, Phillips & Holden Funeral Home.  Funeral services will follow at 12:00 noon.  Guests can choose to wear masks.

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March 15, 2024

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
L.E. Black, Phillips & Holden Funeral Home Inc.
1951 McGuffey Road
Youngstown, OH 44505

Celebration of Life
March 15, 2024

12:00 PM
L.E. Black, Phillips & Holden Funeral Home Inc.
1951 McGuffey Road
Youngstown, OH 44505


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