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Charles Owen Thornton
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Obituary for Charles Owen Thornton

Mr. Charles Owen Thornton, 70, of Dunn, died Wednesday February 14, 2018 at Johnston Memorial Hospital in Smithfield.  Mr. Thornton was born in Harnett County on October 7, 1947 to Susan Lellon Barefoot Thornton and the late Harris Thornton.  He was also predeceased by a son, Charles Thornton Jr.; brother, Stacy Thornton; and devoted companion Debbie Hardison.

Mr. Thornton retired from Kelley Springfield where he worked as a tire finisher. He loved his family, especially his sisters and mother. He was known for always being willing to help those in need.  He also loved watching old westerns.

A funeral service will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, February 17, 2018, at Skinner & Smith Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. C.H. Lee and Rev. Michael Hall officiating. Burial will follow in Devotional Gardens in Dunn.

In addition to his mother, Mr. Thornton is survived by his daughters, Lynn Ivey and husband Jonathan of Dunn, Susan Roberts and husband Charles of Kinston, and Lisa Stillwell and husband Curtis of Kinston; sisters, Glenda Wilkins of Dunn, and Dianne Cooper of Lewisville; fourteen grandchildren; and fourteen great grandchildren.

Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at 10 a.m. at Skinner & Smith Funeral Home.Arrangements by Skinner & Smith Funeral Home in Dunn.


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Visitation

Saturday

17

Feb

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Skinner & Smith Funeral Home

905 Erwin Road
Dunn, NC 28334

Funeral Services

Saturday

17

Feb

11:00 AM
Skinner & Smith Funeral Home

905 Erwin Road
Dunn, NC 28334

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