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Bobby Dean Thornton

November 21, 1966 — October 23, 2022


Bobby Dean Thornton, 55 of Randleman, passed away on Sunday, October 23, 2022, at Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital. 
Bobby was born in Asheboro on November 21, 1966, to Granville Dean and Margaret Rabon Thornton. Bobby was self-employed as a general contractor for 35 years, specializing in painting. He was 100% dedicated to flea markets and yard sales. He is quoted as saying, “I want to own one of every thing I’ve never had”, and he came close to it. In his healthier days he enjoyed camping and fishing. In recent years, he loved passing time working on pocket watches and wrist watches. He also liked tinkering with silver jewelry and sharpening pocketknives. Bobby was always seen with his hat on that he humorously referred to as his “lid”, if you saw him without it, he wasn’t in his right mind! 
Bobby is survived by his loving wife of 30 years, Sarah “Kathy” Thornton, of the home. He is also survived by his two sons, Bobby Dean Thornton Jr. of Randleman and Christopher Wayne Thornton of South Carolina. Father, Granville Dean Thornton of Level Cross. Grandchildren, Dalton Lucas Thornton, Lillian “Lily” Victoria Thornton and Jasper Dean Thornton who is on the way and expected to arrive in December. Sister, Charlotte Ann Bowland (Charlie) of Grantville. Niece, Heather Lambirth and great nephew Aiden Bowland, both of Grantville. 
Mr. Thornton is preceded in death by his mother, Margaret Thornton, and his young daughter, Amanda Ann Thornton. 
A memorial service for Bobby will be held on Saturday, October 29, 2022, at the Pugh Funeral Home Chapel in Randleman, 600 S. Main St. Randleman, NC 27317.

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Saturday, October 29, 2022

2:00 - 3:00 pm (Eastern time)

Pugh Funeral Home - Randleman

600 S. Main St., Randleman, NC 27317

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