Name: Mr. Richard Edward Thornton

Date: June 13, 1949 - June 24, 2021


City of birth: Amarillo, TX

Mother: Mary Elizabeth Edmonson

Father: Josh Thornton

Spouse: Brenda Gayle Thornton

Daughters: T.J. Thornton

Sons: Kevin Kraig Thornton

Education: University of Central Oklahoma (Masters)

Occupation: Purchasing Manager at Chevron Oil Company

Special notations: Grandchildren: Dominque L. Thornton, Breyanna L. Thornton, Destynee L. Thornton Fields, Manasseh A.S. Thornton, Mikayla L. Thornton, Gabriel Q.D. Thornton, Levi A.S. Thornton. Great Grandchildren: Harlum Fields, Egypt Eniyan KeeverHolloway. ************************************************************ In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to: The Christ Experience United Methodist Church Building Fund, 131 N.W. 4th Street, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73102

Affiliate Services: Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc. Memorial Service, 7pm Friday, July 9, 2021*********Home-Going Memorial Service 8pm Friday, July 9, 2021


(2021-06-25 9:26am) Dr. And Mrs. Frederick Hammond, III wrote:
My deepest sympathy.

(2021-06-25 2:15pm) Lisa Miller wrote:
My deepest sympathy.

(2021-06-25 4:52pm) DORIS JEFFERSON SMITH wrote:
Great Classmate & Friend

(2021-06-27 5:45pm) Karla Criner-Abernathy wrote:
My deepest sympathy. Richard made a positive impact on my life as I am sure with many others. My prayers are with you all for strength.

(2021-06-29 8:38pm) Patrick And Alice Phillips wrote:
God knows your heartache and shares your grief. We are praying for you to feel the comfort of the our loving Savior at this time. Patrick is taking comfort in fond memories of their childhood. Please know that we love you.

(2021-07-02 6:18am) Gary Cronkite (Doug). wrote:
Richard was a very special friend of mine. We stayed in touch for 45yrs. He was a great person. My prayers and wishes to Brenda, Toni and Kevin and their families. Sincerely, Doug Cronkite.

(2021-07-02 2:03pm) Demetra Moore wrote:
My heart is with you Brenda and children. I was blessed to provide care to grandchildren. Just know you all are loved, demetra and jimmie moore jr

(2021-07-03 4:24pm) Adrian Holmes wrote:
God bless you and your family richly.

(2021-07-04 5:53pm) Brenda Thornton wrote:
I love you and I miss you more with each passing day. I can’t remember a day when you were not here with me. We shared the darkest moments and the brightest days. We laughed and we cried but there was never anything that we encountered that we didn’t feel we could overcome together. You will always be my one and only true love. It gives me true comfort and peace to have the blessed assurance to know that you are in the presence of God. Rest peacefully, my love. We will be all right.

(2021-07-04 6:29pm) Gabriel Thornton wrote:
Granddad, this is not just coming from me but from others but we all miss you. But I have my own reasons for missing you. You were that one funny guy even though you were not trying to be sometimes. I remember you scared me every time you mentioned Bob the Parrot. I still remember all the funny names you called me. I remember all the times you said “get out” every time I told you a bad pun. I just wanted you to know that I love you and I will miss you.