Richard Ben Thornton

Born: Tue., Jun. 14, 1966
Died: Fri., Jul. 29, 2016


Visitation

8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Wed., Aug. 10, 2016
Location: Burns Mortuary


Funeral Service

10:00 AM Sat., Aug. 13, 2016
Location: Burns Mortuary


Interment

11:00 AM Sat., Aug. 13, 2016
Location: Olney Cemetery


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Richard B. Thornton

June 14, 1966 – July 29, 2016

Richard B. “Richie” Thornton, 50, of Pendleton passed away Friday, July 29, 2016, at Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane, Washington. 

Viewing will be held Wednesday, August 10, 2016, between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. at Burns Mortuary of Pendleton.  Funeral Services will be held Saturday, August 13, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. at Burns Mortuary of Pendleton Chapel with interment to follow at Olney Cemetery in Pendleton.  Sign the online condolence book at www.burnsmortuary.com.  Burns Mortuary of Pendleton is handling arrangements.

He was born June 14, 1966, in Emmett, Idaho, to Jim Ford and Peggy Castoe.  He was raised for a time in Emmett, and then moved to Pendleton where he graduated from Pendleton High School in 1985.  After high school he attended UTI in Arizona.  On May 9, 1987, he married Karol Bain in Pendleton. He was employed by Continental Mills for 14 years, from 1992 to 2006.  He was self-employed as owner & operator of ABC Handyman for 11 years. 

 He enjoyed golfing, hunting and spending time with family and friends.  His passion was fly fishing, for a big man he could move up and down the river. 

He is survived by his wife Karol Thornton of Pendleton; son Kordd Thornton & wife Astoria of Helix, OR; brother Denny Thornton & wife Lauren of Pendleton, his step-father Joe Myers, father Jim Ford, four grandchildren and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. 

He was preceded in death by his mother Peggy Myers.  

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Nick and Chris Richter
   Posted Tue August 02, 2016
We are so sad to hear about Richard. Please know that we are praying for all of you. He was the Best Man at our wedding and we so enjoyed his company and support during Matt Richter's death. What a fun guy he was!

Roy and Pam Breshears
   Posted Tue August 02, 2016
Carol, Kord and family We are so sorry for your loss,,our thoughts and prayers are with you

David & Cathy Brandhagen
   Posted Tue August 02, 2016
A man who's passion for fishing was shared by many.
I am one who shared that passion.
I am one who fished waters with Rich and will always remember him with a smile.
Our hearts ache for your loss. His light was one that left this world too soon.
David & Cathy Brandhagen

Kristie Mattes
   Posted Wed August 03, 2016
Karol I am so sorry for all that you and Kord are going through. I still remember you and Richard taking Julie and I to softball practice after school and watching Kord growing up at my mom's house was so much fun. We are praying for all of you. God's Blessings, Kristie, DJ and Shayla Mattes

Nathan Gomez and family
   Posted Thu August 04, 2016
Carol and kord we are so sorry for your loss, Prayers to your whole family. Rich was a fun and happy man to to be around. He helped me out and believed in me, when no one else did. He always gave me the truth even when I didn't like it. It was such a privilege getting to know him. Richard will be missed by so many, going to miss you my friend.

Kim (Hina) Shepherd
   Posted Thu August 04, 2016
Karol and Kordd. I am truly sorry to hear about Richard. I have fond memories of working with both of you at Grizzly Bear Pizza. I pray for comfort for your whole family at this time.

Rick and Donna Vogel
   Posted Fri August 05, 2016
Karol,
Sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts are with you and your family during this sad time.

Joe & Kristi Richter
   Posted Fri August 05, 2016
Karol and Kord, We are so sorry to hear about Richard's passing. He was a great guy. We had a lot of fun growing up together Good times hunting and fishing and just all around getting in to trouble. He was truly like one of the family. We are praying for you all at this hard time, and know that if there is anything we can help with please feel free to ask.

Joe

Joe & Kristi Richter
   Posted Fri August 05, 2016
Karol and Kord, We are so sorry to hear about Richard's passing. He was a great guy. We had a lot of fun growing up together Good times hunting and fishing and just all around getting in to trouble. He was truly like one of the family. We are praying for you all at this hard time, and know that if there is anything we can help with please feel free to ask.

Joe

Kathy and Tanner Furniss
   Posted Fri August 05, 2016
Karol so sorry for your loss. We have many fond memories of Richard he was such a great guy, I was always so thankful when he would stop by and visit with Julian, Rich meant a lot to him. Our love and prayers to you and Kordd.


martha mitchell
   Posted Fri August 05, 2016
Karol,

I am sorry to hear of the loss of your husband and father.

Take time for yourself. "What we have once enjoyed, we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes part of us.” -Helen Keller

God Bless and comfort you.
Martha Mitchell

Patrice Myrick Pixler
   Posted Sat August 06, 2016
Karol I have known your mom and dad since all of you kids were little.I was just crushed when I learned about your Dad..So now I again want to tell you how sorry Iam for you and your families loss..I pray that in all things God will provide and hold you up..Sincerely, Patrice Myrick Pixler

Rosa Hays
   Posted Sun August 07, 2016
There are few words that can truly bring you comfort for unbearable loss. Know that you have many friends around you; don't be afraid to lean on any of them, your need is all that matters right now.
Karol, Kordd and family, Richard has left a legacy in you! He has the ability to believe in others and always willing to give them a chance when others might not.
Rich is a really great guy! His legacy will live on through you. Many prayers for you to have strength to help you through this most difficult time.

Becca Dagley Huntington
   Posted Tue August 09, 2016
I was so shocked and saddened by the losses your family is enduring. My heart aches for you. Ritchie will always be just a tow headed little brat of Peggy's when she was my Mom's best friend! I'm certain they are playing a game of cards as her boy comes through the gates of Heaven.

Dudley Bain
   Posted Wed August 10, 2016
Karol, I share with you the Passing and Loss of Richard was a sudden and crushing Loss. So many here in Spokane of family and friends held Richard and You and your family up in Prayer for his healing during and Post Surgery at Sacred art Hospital.
I and our family share and express our love and sincere Sympathy in your Crushing loss of Richard and your Father Darrell. All of this came back to back events in a short time line of close to a week. I come to you from the Bain Family and we Send our love to you personally.
I look forward to greeting you family at the Saturday Service this Saturday
Sincerely Dudley and Linda Bain and family.

eleventh hour warrior
   Posted Thu August 11, 2016
We are so sorry for your loss. You are in our hearts and prayers.

Jennifer White
   Posted Fri August 12, 2016
Rich helped me when ever I called for help on my house on Tutuilla! Rich and Denny were amazing handy men and in the process Rich became a good friend! I am so sorry for you and your family's loss of a great man! My thoughts are with you all!- Jennifer

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