John Lewis Thornton

John Lewis Thornton

FRANKLIN - John Lewis Thornton, 82, of Franklin, passed away Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017.

Born in Point Peter, Georgia, he was the son of the late W.G. Thornton and Ruby Turner Thornton. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers and sisters.

John retired from Delta Airlines where he worked as a mechanic. He enjoyed fishing and visiting and talking with friends.

He is survived by his wife, Barbara Finewood Thornton; daughter, Amy Piccirillo of Eutawville, South Carolina; and three grandchildren, Nathan, Connor and Jillian.

No services are planned.

Memorial donations can be made to the Clarks Chapel Fire-Rescue, 270 Fulcher Road, Franklin, NC 28734.

Macon Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Condolences can be made at


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