Mr. Gordon Lee Thornes


Mr. Gordon Lee Thornes, 86, husband of Susan Carll Thornes and the late Mary Ellen Barns Thornes, and a resident of Norfolk, formerly of Cape Charles, passed away Tuesday, July 31, 2018, at his residence. A native of Cape Charles, he was the son of the late Dennis F. Thornes Sr. and the late Clara Crockett Thornes. He was a retired technical sergeant for the U.S. Air Force.

In addition to his loving wife, he is survived by a daughter, Deborah Lee “Dusty” King and her husband, Joseph, of Arizona; a son, David A. Thornes and his wife, Normalee, of Cheriton, Va.; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

To honor his request no public service will be held. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a charity of one’s choice.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Arrangements were made by WilkinsDoughty Funeral Home in Cape Charles.

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