Charles Marvin Thornton, 66, of Martinsville, Virginia passed away December 14, 2020 at his residence. He was born February 4, 1954 in Martinsville to the late Everette Mitchell and Edna Davidson Thornton, Sr.. He had worked at Roselawn Chapel Funeral Home for over 12 years. He was a member of Jones Chapel Church of the Brethren, and was a graduate of Laurel Park High School, Class of 1972. He was a member of Patrick Henry Lodge #82 K of P, Past Chancellor, Grand Lodge Rep., Recipient of Pythian of the Year Award, member of Rajah Temple #195 DOKK, Royal Prince, Imperial Palace Rep., President of the Figsboro Ruritan Club, Co-Captain of Cancer Relay for Life Team.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a brother, Everette M. Thornton, Jr.
He is survived by his daughter, Jennifer Thornton Griggs; sisters, Judy Stilwell and Linda Stanfield; and a brother Mike Thornton; five nieces and three nephews.
A Celebration of Life service will be held on Sunday, December 20, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. at Jones Chapel Church of the Brethren with Pastor Tom Auker officiating. The family will receive friends from 3-4 p.m. before the service.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Marvin to the Jones Chapel Church of the Brethren, 2390 Figsboro Road, Martinsville, VA 24112.
Wright Funeral Service & Crematory is serving the family. Online condolences may be made at www.wrightfuneralservices.net