Arthur Ray Thornton Sr.


Mr. Arthur Ray Thornton Sr., 70, husband of Kathryn Bundick Thornton, of Melfa, passed away on April 5, 2021, at his residence.

Born March 27, 1951, in Nassawadox, he was the son of the late Emory Thornton and the late Ann Marie Isdell. Arthur was an estimator and gasoline installer for Delmarva Petroleum Services. Gasoline installation and estimation was truly Art’s calling, and he was vastly knowledgeable in the field – often being the go-to for questions in the industry. He also enjoyed fishing, woodworking, carpentry, and anything to do with using his hands. Mostly, he loved spending time with his wife, Kathy.

Other than his wife, Kathy, Arthur is survived by a son, Arthur Ray Thornton Jr. (Laura), of Wachapreague; two daughters, Kathy Jo Davis (Billy), of Onley, and Kelly Ann Thornton, of Henderson, Ky.; brothers, John Thornton (MaryLou), of Melfa, Norman Thornton (Diane), of Wachapreague, Kenny Thornton (Linda), of Wachapreague, and Ricky Thornton (Chuck), of Seaford, Del.; grandchildren, Billy Davis III, of Accomac, Whitney Davis, of Chesapeake, Va., and Ariel Epps, of Melfa; great-grandchildren, Coleman Ray Davis, of Chesapeake, Harper Ruth D’Cristina, of Chesapeake; and his beloved dog, Klaire “Bear-Bear.”

A funeral service will be held Thursday, April 8, 2021, at 11 a.m., from the Edgehill Cemetery in Accomac with the Rev. Jonathan Carpenter officiating.

Arrangements are by the Thornton Funeral Home in Parksley.

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