Shelby Eugene Thornton, 95, January 13, 1920 – September 13, 2015


Shelby Eugene Thornton age 95 of Grapevine, passed away on Sunday, September 13, 2015 at Dancing River Assisted Living in Grapevine. He was born on January 13, 1920. He married Vera “Viola” VanHoozer on November 27, 1941 in Wolfe City and she precedes him in death.

Mr. Thornton was a member of First Baptist Church of Irving.

He is survived by his daughter Judy Hawkins of Grapvine, two granddaughters Kristie Belew of Springdale, Arkansas and Donna Ray of Palm Beach, Florida and great-granddaughters Whitney Phillips and Shelby Henson.

Services are pending at this time.

Owens and Son Funeral Home

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