Ronnie passed away peacefully in his sleep the morning of November 26, 2018. He was born December 10, 1963, in Pittsburgh, Pa., the son of Ronald William Thornton, Jr and Sandra Kay (Smith) Thornton. The family moved to Lawrence in July, 1966. He attended Broken Arrow and Deerfield elementary schools, and Lawrence High School. He had many jobs over the years, and most recently repaired small engines.
He is survived by his parents, a sister Ronda Rene Barta, a brother Michael Evan Thornton (Lisa), his maternal grandmother, and three nephews.
An informal celebration of Ronnie’s life will be held at 2 pm Sunday, December 9, 2018, at the Seventh Day Adventist Church, 1149 E. 1500 Rd., in the barn building.