Jerry Lee (Thornton) Fitzwater

21 abril , 195211 febrero , 2020

Jerry Lee (Thornton) Fitzwater, 67, of New Matamoras, OH passed away February 11, 2020 at his residence surrounded by his loving family. Jerry was born April 21, 1952 in Parkersburg, WV to Hollis Rocky and Juanita Mae {Fitzwater} Thornton. He retired from the Roofing Union Local 242, attended The Pleasantview Baptist Church, was an avid hunter and loved racing motorcycles. Jerry will be deeply missed by his wife of 16 years, Sandie (Shepherd), 4 sons, Shawn (Lisa) Thornton of Parkersburg, WV, William (Ruby) Thornton of Newark, OH, Jerry Jr. (Jenna) Thornton of Dayton, OH, Jeremy (Rebecca) Thornton of Newark, OH, daughters, Angie Thornton of Parkersburg, WV, Sabrina Thornton of Newark, OH, Paula Ballard and Mary Ballard of Woodland Hills, CA, brother, Norf Nelson of IN, sister, Ginger Dowler of Parkersburg, WV, nineteen grandchildren, seven great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Jerry was preceded in death by his parents, two half-sisters and one half brother. Visitation will be Friday, February 14, 2020 from 2:00 P.M. to 4:00 and 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Sunset Memorial Funeral Home, Parkersburg. Funeral services will be Saturday, February 15, 2020 at 1:00 the funeral home with Pastor Chris Waldron officiating. Interment will be at Sunset Memory Gardens. Online tributes may be made at


  • Sandie (Shepherd) Fitzwater, Wife
  • Shawn Thornton (Lisa Thornton), Son
  • William Thornton (Ruby Thornton), Son
  • Jerry Thornton Jr. (Jenna Thornton), Son
  • Jeremy Thornton (Rebecca Thornton), Son
  • Angie Thornton, Daughter
  • Sabrina Thornton, Daughter
  • Paula Ballard, Daughter
  • Mary Ballard, Daughter
  • Ashley Dowler, Grandchild
  • Amber Morris, Grandchild
  • William Thornton Jr., Grandchild
  • Elizabeth Thornton, Grandchild
  • Selena Thornton, Grandchild
  • Dustin Montgomery, Grandchild
  • Brandon Gorius, Grandchild
  • Jessica Hockman, Grandchild
  • Kayla Hockman, Grandchild
  • Samantha Thornton, Grandchild
  • Jeremy Thornton, Grandchild
  • Alexis Chew, Grandchild
  • Gerald Chew, Grandchild
  • Jaelynn Chew, Grandchild
  • Bryanna Thornton, Grandchild
  • Sage Hanson, Grandchild
  • Bella Monterrossa, Grandchild
  • Hayden Webb, Grandchild
  • Riley Webb, Grandchild
  • Norf Nelson, Brother
  • Ginger Dowler, Sister
  • Hollis Rocky Thornton, Father (deceased)
  • Juanita Mae (Fitzwater) Thornton, Mother (deceased)
  • Jerry also leaves behind seven great grandchildren to carry on his memory.


  • Visitation viernes, 14 febrero , 2020
  • Funeral Service sábado, 15 febrero , 2020


Jerry Lee (Thornton) Fitzwater


Selina Duley

14 febrero , 2020

Jerry is a close friend of my family, he always went out of his way to make you smile or laugh. He was a great person and he will be missed by many, rest easy my friend...

Peggy (Eddy) Barry

13 febrero , 2020

Jerry and I grew up together on south side (4th Ave. and Fort Boreman) practically from diapers. My mom helped his mom take care of his grandmother. We have been dear friends through the years and I love him dearly. I will miss you, Jerry, so very much. R.I.P. my dear friend. You deserve it.