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George LeRoy Thornton

August 11, 1943 – April 23, 2024

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Obituary For George LeRoy Thornton

George LeRoy Thornton, 80, Passed away on April 23, 2024 in Tacoma. He was born in Seattle, WA where he lived most of his life. He spent time in the Navy serving on the Oakhill, LSD and was very proud to have served his country.

George was a Locksmith and very active with the Northwest Locksmith Association. He was also part owner in Northwest Safe and Vault. He was a well respected safe technician. He was always willing to share the knowledge he gathered over the years with other locksmiths. He wanted to pass on the knowledge of being a locksmith and safe tech to future generations.

George is survived by his wife, Rachel Thornton; his two daughters, Sabrina Ware and Holly Thornton; Stepchildren, Robert Morgan Jr, Michael Hill, and Crystal Hill; numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Service will be held May 8, 2024 at 2:30 p.m. at Tahoma National Cemetary.

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  • May 19, 2024

    Dear Aunt Rachel, I am grieving with you. I am sorry for your loss and I love you very much. My family and I are keeping you in our prayers. Love in Christ, Joshua, Hannah, Thomas, Matthew, Aaliyah, and the newest member of our family; Baby Crock.

  • May 03, 2024

    Rachel, Grieving your loss with you. Missing George and his mischievous grin. I remember his thoughtfulness when he installed a locking doorknob on my room when I really needed the protection. Heavenly hugs to George. Real world hugs to Rachel. ~Lorna~

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