Bob Thornhill

Bob Thornhill, age 84, of May, passed away on April 14, 2020.

Bob was born in Porum, Oklahoma on January 22, 1936 as the eighth of 10 children. He married his soulmate Shannon Taylor Thornhill on March 31, 1953. They recently celebrated 67 years of marriage. Bob and Shannon spent time in Arizona and California before making their home in Texas in 1967.

Bob was known for being a hard worker and supported his family by many careers. He earned a Degree in Master Carpentry while in Ventura, CA. He worked as a carpenter and superintendent building track homes, owner of a gas station, spent time as a farmer, and finally settled into the trucking business where he has spent the last 50 years as the owner and operator of a successful local trucking company. He was Master Mason of the May Masonic Lodge #574, a 32 Degree Scottish Rite, and a Suez Shriners.

Bob is survived by his wife, Shannon Thornhill, four children, Michael Thornhill and wife Mary, Tim Thornhill and wife Doris, Bobby Thornhill and wife Jeanne, and Carla Williams and husband David; 14 grandchildren; Michael J. Thornhill, Michelle Kiser and husband Beau, Sharla Littlefield, Marshall Thornhill, Stephen Thornhill, Kristen Blear and husband Eric, Ashley Crawford and husband Rusty, Tel Williams and wife Kourtney, Dal Williams, Kendall LeMay and husband Clint, Justin Thornhill and wife Laura, Jamie Tabor and husband Tyler, Taylor Thornhill and wife Lynsey, Cooper Thornhill and wife Kim; 25 great-grandchildren with one on the way; and 1 great-great grandchild and one on the way; numerous nieces, nephews and other family and friends.

Bob is preceded in death by his parents William R. and Maude Mae Thornhill; siblings Glen, Ray, George, Billy, R.L., Arlie, Virginia and Opal and one grandson Michael Joseph Thornhill.

He was a proud supporter of his community and avid volunteer. Bob is loved by all that knew him and will be dearly missed.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 AM, Saturday, July 11, 202 in the Heartland Funeral Home Chapel with Bill Slaymaker officiating. The family will receive friends from 10:00 until 11:00 prior to the service. Burial will follow in the May Cemetery.

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Posted online on July 07, 2020