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“Worked over the phone with Ray for many years on the RR. He was always polite, helpful, and great to work with. God bless him and his family. ”
1 of 4 | Posted by: Linda Karwoski - Holly, MI

“Sorry about your dad passing. He kept in touch with my dad, always calling and visiting right up until my dads passing. ”
2 of 4 | Posted by: Lynn Kendrick - Davison, MI

“Worked with Ray over the phone for many years. Always very helpful and polite. Great guy to work with. ”
3 of 4 | Posted by: Linda Karwoski - Pontiac, MI

“Much love and many prayers to our dear friend Linda Wood and her family. Praying that you experience God's peace during this difficult time. But in...Read More »
4 of 4 | Posted by: Teresa Lancaster - Summerville, SC

Ray E. Thornton, 91, of Port Huron Township, died Friday, February 17, 2017.

He was born January 26, 1926 in Port Huron to the late Corliss and Edna Thornton. He married Doris J. Nicholson on May 10, 1947 in Port Huron. She died in 2007.

Mr. Thornton served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and the Korean Conflict. He was employed with Grand Trunk Western Railroad, Stephenson Electric and retired from Armada Products. He was a member of Hillside Wesleyan Church and attended Blue Water Free Methodist Church.

He is survived by his three daughters, Janet Aldrich, Carolyn (Edward) Robertson and Linda K. (Loy) Wood; 5 granddaughters, 13 great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a son-in-law, Kenneth Aldrich; and his sister, Alice Pringle.

Visitation will be from 6-9 pm Sunday in Pollock-Randall Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be 12:30 pm Monday, February 20, 2017 in Blue Water Free Methodist Church. Pastor Randy J. Bennett will officiate. Burial will be in Woodland Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Blue Water Free Methodist Church.

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For complete information visit Pollock-Randall Funeral Home.