Bobby Thornton

August 15, 1946 ~ May 9, 2022

Born in: Douglass, Texas
Resided in: Dallas, Texas

Bobby Morris Thornton, 75, passed away on May 9, 2022. Bobby was born on August 15, 1946 in Douglass Texas, to Harry Marsh Thornton and Violet Wade Thornton.

Bobby was a U.S. Air Force veteran and served during the Vietnam War.

He married Victoria on May 9, 1970, living until his 52nd Anniversary. Bobby graduated from Stephen F. Austin University with a BBA and a major in Management. Bobby retired as a Plant Manager in central heating and air conditioning. He also managed a Maquiladora, a plant in Juarez, Mexico. His business used his creative talents where he designed, made, and sold jewelry with his wife, Victoria. He enjoyed meeting and making new friends. A lifetime membership was awarded to him by the Dallas Gem & Mineral Society where he was President and taught many classes. He and his family were members of First Baptist Church of Richardson.

Bobby was preceded in death by his parents, Harry Marsh Thornton and Violet Wade Thornton; and 2 sisters, Marsha Duck and Pat Roberts.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Victoria; daughters, Sonya White and wife, Pam; and Christina Thornton Jennings; brother, Harry Thornton, Jr. and wife, Minda; grandchildren, Michael Helgeson and Heath Helgeson; great-grandchild, Michael Helgeson, Jr.

Visitation will be Thursday, May 19th from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at Wade Family Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be held on Friday, May 20th at 1:00 p.m. at Wade Family Funeral Home, 4140 West Pioneer Parkway, Arlington, Tx 76013. Interment will follow at Moore Memorial Gardens, 1219 N. Davis Drive, Arlington, Tx 76012.

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Public Viewing: Thursday, May 19, 2022 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Wade Funeral Home and Crematory
4140 West Pioneer Parkway
Arlington, Texas 76013

(817)274-9233
wadefamilyfuneralhome.com

Room: Chapel

Funeral Service: Friday, May 20, 2022 1:00 pm

Wade Funeral Home and Crematory
4140 West Pioneer Parkway
Arlington, Texas 76013

(817)274-9233
wadefamilyfuneralhome.com

Room: Chapel

Interment: Friday, May 20, 2022 2:00 pm

Moore Memorial Gardens
1219 North Davis Drive
Arlington, TX 76012

(817) 275-2711

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  1. CandleImageI will miss you so much daddy. My heart is broken.💔 I love you so much. Until we see each other again. Thanks for being my dad and sharing my life with me.

  2. Bobby was a dear person with a big heart for his family, his pets and his country. He was a devoted husband and a terrific cook who made the best chicken spaghetti ever. We will miss Bobby and his great sense of humor and insightful perspectives about our changing world.
    Danna & Leisa

  3. CandleImageBobby , you will be missed. All the times we had with rocks and field trips and swaps. You were a great friend and I am going to miss the laughs and fun times. Rest in Peace Bobby! Semper Fi

  4. CandleImageOur thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I only had the privilege of meeting your Dad a few times, but those few times made a huge impression on me. Even not being at his best when I first met him, he carried himself as being a man bigger than life. It would have been a blessing to have known him longer. I hope you find comfort knowing he is now healthy and happy in the presence of his maker.

  5. CandleImageDaddy, Thank you for teaching me about life, for always being there for me, for serving our country, for loving our family so intensely, for loving my Mother with an undying admirable love & for your hand in shaping me into the person I am today. I’m so proud to be your daughter. You will always be with me.

    Love you,
    Christie

    “The Light in me Honors the Light in You”

  6. CandleImageDear Vickie, may your beloved Bobby rest in peace, all love, Sheila
    Sheila Barnes, 20 London Road, Beccles, Suffolk NR34 9NH UK

  7. CandleImageBobby is my soulmate who made our 52 years together so special. I feel very blessed to have been loved by a wonderful man who always supported me in everything I wanted to do in my life. Being a dedicated Dad was important to him because he loved his daughters so much. He felt blessed to have his grandsons and great grandson. All of his extended family was so great to send him their love and support while he was sick.

    He had a deep caring for people and would do anything to help someone. There are many friends in the Dallas Gem & Mineral Society who enjoyed the rock hunting hobby along with him.

    These last days were very hard for him, but he was very brave and tried to be here for me. But it was God’s plan for him to go, so he made it to our 52nd anniversary for me.

    I miss sharing my life with him. He is my heart, and I miss him every day. He made life so beautiful for me with all his love.

    I always love you,
    Vickie

  8. Bobby knew his rocks and was an accomplished silver smith! He made many good pieces of jewelry! Bobby could always be counted on to tell a good story and entertained the rock club on many occasions! He will be missed! Happy trails!

  9. CandleImageYour father was a wonderful person and will be greatly missed….I know he loved your mom, you and Sonya more than anything in the world.
    My condolences to you and your family.
    Josh

  10. CandleImageYour father was a wonderful person and will be greatly missed.
    I know he loved your mom, you and Sonya more than anything in the world.
    My condolences to you and your family.
    Josh

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