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Jeffrey Allen Thornton

March 6, 1982 — December 14, 2023

Lake Butler

Jeffrey Allen Thornton, age 41, of Lake Butler passed away on December 14, 2023. Born on March 6, 1982, in Gainesville, FL, Jeffrey was a loving husband, son, father, and friend who will be deeply missed by all those whose lives he touched.

Known for his warm and inviting personality, Jeffrey never met a stranger. His kind-heartedness and genuine nature made him beloved by everyone who had the pleasure of knowing him. Jeffrey had a variety of hobbies and interests that brought him joy. He had a love for cooking and eating delicious meals, which he happily shared with loved ones. Fishing was another source of happiness for Jeffrey; he found solace in casting his line and spending time in the quiet of a lake or river bank. Above all else, Jeffrey cherished moments spent with his boys - Tanner Allen Thornton (16), Tyler Lane Thornton (13), John Luke Thornton (10), and Jesseman Bailey Thornton (6). These precious moments formed lifelong memories that will forever hold a special place in their hearts. An avid Florida Gator fan, Jeffrey's enthusiasm for his favorite college team knew no bounds. He cheered them on with unwavering support and celebrated their victories as if they were his own.

Jeffrey is preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Shelton and Ina Claire Arnold; paternal grandfather, Elzie Thornton; step-grandfather, Harold Kelly; and cousin Adam Sanderson.

Along with his sons, Jeffrey leaves behind his wife Alicia Danielle Thornton of Lake Butler; his loving mother and step-father, Donna and Randy Salle; father and step-mother, Shelton "Huey" and Pauline "Ma" Thornton; stepsons, Blake Mathew Futch and Blane Daniel Futch; his sister, Kelly Ann Thornton; paternal grandmother, Evelyn Kelly "Big Mama"; step-siblings, Randy Salle, Jr., Sarah Salle, Adam Williams, Leamon Sharpe, and Johnathan Russell; and a host of extended family and friends.

Services to honor and celebrate Jeffrey's life will take place at the Archer-Milton Funeral Home. A visitation will occur on December 21, 2023, from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. The funeral service will be held on December 22, 2023, starting at 11:00 AM. Bro. Preston Gainey to officiate the service. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Archer-Milton Funeral Home. 386-496-2008 www.archerfuneralhome.com

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Visitation

Thursday, December 21, 2023

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

Archer-Milton Funeral Home

55 N Lake Ave, Lake Butler, FL 32054

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Funeral Service

Friday, December 22, 2023

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Archer-Milton Funeral Home

55 N Lake Ave, Lake Butler, FL 32054

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