Robert Thornton

Robert Thornton, 67, of La Marque passed away Tuesday, September 11, 2018 in Texas City.  He was born in Greenville, Mississippi to Elizabeth Lucille and William O. Thornton, Jr.

He was a Southern Baptist and a Manager at Bearcom Telecommunications.  Robert lived in La Marque for over 26 years formerly from Jackson, Mississippi.  He was a Decorated Vietnam Veteran with the United States Army. He loved fishing, boating and golfing.

Robert is preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Roy Glen Thornton and Charles Lee Thornton.  He is survived by his wife, Janet Clair Thornton, daughter Brandy Nelson (Darin), step-son George Horelka, sister Shirley Annette Thornton and brother William Joseph Thornton (Chris), two grandchildren, Jake Robert Nelson and Jude Rush Nelson and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be from 5:00pm-8:00pm on Friday, September 14, 2018 at the James Crowder Funeral Home in La Marque.  Funeral Service will be at 10:00am on Saturday, September 15, 2018 at the James Crowder Funeral Home with Dr. C.O. Magee officiating. Burial will be at a later date when weather permits.




  1. Bob Thornton was a fine man, who always had a big smile on his face when he met anyone. He was a true professional and a real pleasure to work with. When he was working with the Motorola San Jacinto and Texas City service shops, he was always considered the best we had. He will be missed by many but will be with God

    Douglas Hall, VP Motorola, Retired.
  2. Such a kind, sweet person. I’m so glad to have known him and call him family. May GOD bring comfort to all that are left with the grief of GOD calling him home so soon.

    Kay Buendel, Niece
  3. You will be truly missed Bob Thornton.
    We are lucky to have called you Family.
    Thru the years we have had many fun family
    BBQ’s, golfing and some great cat fishing,
    long hours of playing Texas 42 dominos
    (longest playing time 15 hours)
    May God wrap his arms around you
    until your loving wife Janet Thornton
    meets you in Heaven.

    Love you so much

    Steve & Carolyn Seifert,
    Brother-in-Law & Sister-in Law

    Carolyn Seifert
  4. Janet, Brandy, and Trey and family,
    We are so very sorry for your loss. Bob was a fun and funny man and it was a joy to know him. God bless you all at this difficult and sad time🙏🏻
    Wayne and Delane Mayfield

    Delane Mayfield

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