Robert Thornton Jr.

Obituary of Robert "Rick" Thornton Jr.

Robert Richard Thornton, Jr., affectionately known as Rick, passed away on Friday, February 18. A long-time resident of La Porte, Texas, Rick was a beloved husband, 16, 1949, the only son to Robert Richard Thornton, Sr. and Doris Smith Thornton. Growing up in Galveston, Rick developed an early and life-long passion for salt water fishing. His family and friends, and animal companions, however, were the most important part of his life. During his lifetime, Rick had been an owner of several retail business in the Bay area. He was a board member of the Shady River Homeowners Association. His love for children had him spending several years coaching Little League baseball and Upwards youth basketball—always volunteering to help where needed. In his retirement, he spent time as a golf marshal at Bay Forest Golf Course. He is preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his loving wife, Cynthia Edwards Thornton; his son, Robert Richard (Rob) Thornton III; his daughter, Amber Michele Thornton; his grandson, Elijah Hudson Stein; his granddaughter, Savannah Dorise Stein; his sister Sharon Thornton Baker and her husband, Robert; and his sister, Terry Lynn Thornton and her husband, Jim Richardson. He will also be dearly missed by numerous nieces and nephews, and all his friends. Memorial donations in Rick’s name can be made to Coastal Conservation Assn. of Texas, 6919 Portwest Drive #100, Houston, TX 77024 or Bay Area Pet Adoptions, 3000 Avenue R, San Leon, Texas 77539.
Wednesday
23
February

Visitation

10:00 am - 11:00 am
Wednesday, February 23, 2022
Clayton Funeral Home La Porte
201 South 3rd Street
La Porte, Texas, United States
2814710123
Wednesday
23
February

Service

11:00 am
Wednesday, February 23, 2022
Clayton Funeral Home La Porte
201 South 3rd Street
La Porte, Texas, United States
2814710123
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