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Udell "Dick" Thornton

September 14, 1937 ~ August 17, 2022 (age 84)


Mr. Udell “Dick” Thornton was born September 14, 1937, to the Late Emmerson “Monkey” and Lucille Richardson Thornton in Summersville, Ky. He Departed this life on Wednesday August 17, 2022, at Taylor Regional Hospital in Campbellsville, Ky. He was eighty-four years, eleven months and three days.

He accepted Christ and joined Jacob Grove Baptist Church, where he was a member and served on the usher board until his health failed him. He also worked for Summersville Elementary School as a Custodian.  

He was a lover of the outdoors and spent much of his free time fishing and turtle hunting until he was no longer able to do so. In his later years, his most loved activity was going to visit the sick and shut in. He loved people and always made time to show up for those who were no longer able to get out, even if just for five minutes. 

He was united in marriage to Carrie Dimple Thornton for sixty-one years and to this union six children were born. One son, Jeffery Lynn Thornton, preceded him in death. He leaves to cherish his memories his wife, Carrie; three sons, Dwayne Thornton of Greensburg, Ky, Dale Thornton, and Chris Thornton both of Campbellsville, Ky; two daughters Angela Alexander of Phenix City, Al, and Karen Brown (Joseph) of McKinney, Texas. He is Survived by 13 Grandchildren LaTasha Blizzard (Nathan) of Camp Zama, Japan; Cynthia Thornton of Antioch, Tn; Tommy Jermaine Thornton of Radcliff, Ky; Dwayne Thornton Jr., Shatia “Tia” Thornton, Jeremy Hatcher, Shanice Bridgewater, Dayle Dondra Thornton, Austyn Thornton and Dalvian Thornton all of Campbellsville, Ky; Erika Thornton of Phenix City, Alabama; Breonah Brown and Kaleb Brown Both of McKinney Texas. 13 Great Grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild; two sisters LouAnn Menefee (Nathaniel) of Fayetteville, NC, and Carolyn Thornton Shively (Bert) of Greensburg, Ky.; Several nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends. One sister Bernice Dobson also preceded him in death.

Udell “Dick” Thornton was a wonderful man who touched many lives. He was strong but gentle, he had a witty sense of humor, he was quiet but had a way about him that warmed so many hearts. He will be so deeply missed but his memory will be cherished for a lifetime.  


Place and Time of Service:    Jacob Grove Baptist Church, 11:00 AM CT, Saturday, August 27, 2022

Visitation: 9:00 – 11:00 AM CT, Saturday, August 27, 2022, at the Jacob Grove Baptist Church

Interment: Green County Memory Gardens in Summersville

Eulogy: Rev. Melvin Mills        Master of Ceremony: Rev. David Mitchell

Pallbearers: Joseph “Bug” Taylor Jr., William “Stopper” Richardson, Greg Thornton, Earl Barnett,

Hearie Haskins, Corey Hancock 

Honorary Pallbearers: Billy Gene Mitchell, James “Mann” Thornton, Anthony “Boo” Mitchell,

Demetre Durham, Paul Allen Mitchell, Nathaniel Menefee, JR

Flower Girls: Tracy Thornton Page, Candy Thornton, Brenda Richardson, Elmira Mills, Sheila Taylor, Schemanda Taylor, Sarah Haskins, Shelia Mitchell Owens, April Mitchell, Karine Taylor, Donna Williams, Deborah Cowherd 

Expressions of Sympathy: Jacob Grove Baptist Church Building Fund & Alzheimer’s Association these can be made at Foster-Toler-Curry Funeral Home or at Jacob Grove Baptist Church


Services Entrusted to Foster-Toler-Curry Funeral Home in Greensburg, Kentucky

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August 27, 2022

9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Jacob Grove Baptist Church
4770 Hodgenville Road
Greensburg, KY 42743

Funeral Service
August 27, 2022

11:00 AM
Jacob Grove Baptist Church
4770 Hodgenville Road
Greensburg, KY 42743


Green County Memory Gardens
4697 Hodgenville Road
Summersville, KY 42743

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