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Kathy Bland

Renee and family-Prayers for you all in the loss of your husband, father, son and brother. May the peace of Jesus Christ be with you.

Annelisa Winebarger

In the 3rd grade I met Jordan Thornton, little did I know we would become the best of friends. As our friendship grew we stayed at each others houses and had so much fun. Her dad (Daniel) became my second dad, and her mom (Renee) became my second mom! They opened their house to me for an entire week I stayed there! Yes a week haha! As we grew going into middle school, Jordan and I were in the band. We had a few concerts and we would always take a family photo, me Jordan, Mrs.Renee, and Mr. Daniel. Our photos were always so cute. I wish I could put into words how blessed I was to call him a second dad. My heart hurts to say bye, but I like to think as a see you later. Thank you for everything, Love you second dad!

Samara Levitt & Garret

He was family, I will miss him so much. Time may have always went in between when I was able to see him and the family. But he/they always loved me like I was still over there every single day. I love y’all. Rest easy, tell Uncle James how much I miss and love him.

Angel mccarty

So sorry for y’all lost . Just know he isn’t in any pain and now he is your guardian angel. Keeping you in thoughts and prayers

David, Jaime Hatch and Family

We are so sorry for your loss. May God's love and grace fill your hearts and home.

Tiffany Boulineau (Ryals)

Our thoughts and prayers are with Renee and the rest of Daniel’s family and friends we are sending lots of love - Tiffany,Erik,Randy,Lucas and Audyn

Leo and Tracy Cryder

Our condolences to Renee,the family and friends of Daniel. Prayers for you all I know he will be greatly missed.

Edward Seelhoefer

The best memory I have of Daniel is truly a testament to his character. No matter what he was doing, no matter how busy he was he would always make time for you. He would sit with you and listen to everything you had to say without interruption and without judgment. He was a kind soul and will be dearly missed.

May Brown

I'm so sorry for your loss. Mr Thornton came to my college graduation and his wife Renee who took care of my special needs son. Mr Thornton was a great kind man and I'm hurting for his family. The Thorntons because like family to me and my kids. God bless you all..

Kenneth Daniel Thornton


Kenneth Daniel Thornton, 57, of Fernandina Beach passed away at this home on Saturday, March 4, 2023.

Born in Fernandina Beach, he was a son of Lois Thompson Thornton and the late Billy Milton Thornton. He grew up in Fernandina Beach, attended local schools and lived in Fernandina Beach his entire life.

Daniel was always a hard-working man. He worked as a mechanic, a truck driver and was often called a “Jack of All Trades”. He also enjoyed fishing, NASCAR, and following his favorite football teams, the FSU Seminoles and the Jacksonville Jaguars. When he was able, Daniel loved being able to go hunting with his son, Andrew and his daughter, Lindsey. He dearly loved his wife, all of three of his children and his grandchildren.

In addition to his father, he was predeceased by his sister, Shirley Jean Woodard.

He leaves behind his wife of 26 years, Renee Thornton of Fernandina Beach; his children, Andrew (Kim) Thornton of Fernandina Beach, his daughter, Lindsey (Dylan Taylor) Thornton of Yulee and Jordan (Braxton Dean) Thornton of Fernandina Beach; his mother, Lois Thornton of Fernandina Beach; his siblings, John (Deborah) Thornton of Yulee, Marie Winkler and Billy Thornton, both of Fernandina Beach; his grandchildren, Emma, Gracyn, Noah, River, Keegan, Owen and Presley as well a large extended family.

Funeral services will be held at Lighthouse Tabernacle of Jesus Christ, 1080 Olive St., Fernandina Beach on Friday, March 10, 2023 beginning at 11:00 AM. The family have visitation at the church on Thursday, the evening before, from 5:00 until 7:00 PM.

He will be laid to rest at Green Pine Cemetery.


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