Charles “Butch” Lee Thornton

Charles “Butch” Lee Thornton, 64, of San Leon, passed away Friday June 29, 2018 at his residence.  Butch was born March 9, 1954, in Greenville, Mississippi, to Elizabeth Lucille Ware and William Orlando Thornton, Jr.  Butch was a Southern Baptist and an auto mechanic, who lived in San Leon for twenty five years formerly of Jackson Mississippi.  He loved to fish, listen to music and play his guitar. Butch is preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Roy Glenn Thornton.

Butch is survived by wife, Teresa G Anderson Thornton, twin daughters: Samantha Lee Upton and Sharissa Leigh Sakcriska; two sons: Christopher Adam Thornton and Jason Allen Thornton; a sister: Shirley Annette Thornton; two brothers: William Joseph Thornton and Robert Orlando Thornton; three grandchildren: Quentin Oliver Sagan Thornton, Jenna Carsyn Upton and James Chase Upton.

A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00am, Monday, July 2, 2018,  at James Crowder Funeral Home, La Marque.


  1. Please accept my deepest condolences on your loss of a father, husband and brother. Although the time left was brief, I am thankful he was reunited with Chris, Jason and me. I will always remember Butch as he was in his youth, fun loving with big dreams and hope he finds peace in his eternal rest.

    Elizabeth Wiley
  2. My condolences to the Family and friends.
    He gave me the nickname Stinger on a Beamer (B.M.W.) motorcycle That story happened after I was stung while We went on a ride to Freeport.
    Butch has always told people that I was his longest Best Friends, I am happy to have that Title.
    I dedicate this song to you Butch untile we meet again.

    Four Days Late:

    Agape Love my Brother

    Bill Clemmons

    Bill Clemmons
  3. Love you little brother, see you on the other side,

    Carolyn Moran
  4. Sincere condolences go out to the family. Please find comfort and hope in the guarantee that soon death will be no more (Rev. 21: 3, 4) and the exciting promise that those we have lost will be reunited with us again (Acts 24:15 & Psalms 37:29).

    Yolanda Garza
  5. I miss you so look much.

    Samantha L Upton
  6. I miss you so much!

    Samantha L Upton
  7. I love you, Pops. I am so thankful I got to spend the last couple of days of your Earthly existence with you. I will never forget your last words to Samantha and I — “I miss y’all when you’re gone”. We miss you now that you are. 💙

    -Love & Light-

    Love Always,
    Your Daughter

  8. It is with a very heavy heart that I write this for my Micky Nelson, he considered Butch a l brother/best friend, He just found out this morning about Butch. He was 1 of a kind was very loved & he will be really missed. MICKY Nelson feels the families loss & would like to talk to Bobbie Thornton or another member of the family please @601-808-2502 please. Prayers go out for Butchs family & will be missed, MICKY had been trying to text & call Butch for some time. RIP my Brother, love Micky Nelson

    Micky Nelson

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