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Hanes Lineberry Funeral Home & Guilford Memorial Park

6000 W. Gate City Blvd, Greensboro, NC

OBITUARY

Clifton Terry Thornberry

February 4, 1947July 23, 2020
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Clifton Terry Thornberry was born on February 4, 1947 in Greensboro, NC to Clifton G. and Edna Williams Thornberry. He passed away Thursday, July 23rd at Moses Cone Hospital after a valiant fight to recover his health over the last three years. Terry was proud to serve his country in the US Coast Guard. Following his military service, he excelled in his love and knowledge of anything mechanical in a career in sales & training at Covington Diesel, Diesel Equipment Company and AmBest. He was also a member of Masonic Lodge PP Turner 746. Terry had a wicked sense of humor and loved to tease his beloved nieces and nephews, friends and customers. He loved the outdoors, including boating and spending time at the lake with family and friends. Terry could do anything and was always there to help friends and neighbors at anytime. Terry will be deeply missed by all that were lucky enough to have known him, and by his family whom he always put first. Terry is survived by his loving wife of 39 years, Pamela Wyrick Thornberry. Other family members include brother-in-law Tommy Wyrick (Kaye), sister-in-laws, Kathy Wyrick Manring, Lynn Wyrick Tice (Reggie), sister Darlene Greeson, and 11 nieces and nephews. A Celebration of his life will be held at Hanes Lineberry Sedgefield Chapel on Monday. The family will receive friends at 1:00 pm followed by the service at 2:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to DAV CHAPTER 20, Greensboro at www.davnccharper20.com. Online condolences may be made at www.haneslineberryfhsedgefield.com

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation

    Monday, July 27, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Monday, July 27, 2020

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Burial with full military rites at Guilford Memorial Park

Memories

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Jeff Campagna

July 27, 2020

Dear Pam,

My thoughts are with you during this time of loss. The times I spent with you and Terry will always make me smile! The Christmas party at your house years ago will always be one of the most memorable!
You are in my prayers.

Sincerely,
Jeff Campagna

Pamela Hicks

July 27, 2020

My Sweetest Pam,
I am so very heartbroken to hear of Terry's passing. There are no words to comfort you. All I can offer is my love and prayers. We've had some great times together with lots of laughter and fellowship. Please don't hesitate to let me know how I can help. I love you and Terry very much!
Always,
Pam Auman Hicks

Debbie Dickey

July 27, 2020

Dear Pam,
I m so sorry for your loss. You and Terry were so good together,!
You are in my prayers and thoughts. Love Debbie

Tim & Lisa Pitts

July 27, 2020

Pam - We LOVED Terry. He had such a sharp and grand sense of humor. Times spent with you two are some of our fondest memories from simple times dining out to afternoons at the lake...he was always "on". You are in our hearts and our prayers. We love you.
Tim & Lisa

Patricia Scarlet-Stein

July 26, 2020

Dear Pam ,

My dearest friend I am so sorry to hear about Terry passing we will all miss his smile and sense of humor. The many times we have been together for these past
38 years are cherished memories especially Terry walking me down the aisle when I married Ron and being a uncle to Richard and Victoria how he loved to tease them.
I wish I could make the pain go away only time will ease the pain, the lost of Terry
remains forever. Just know he is in heaven watching over you, teasing Richard and joking with Bill.

All our love to you and your family,
Pat, Ron ,Victoria and Briella

tommy kinney

July 26, 2020

Pam, we are so sorry for your loss. Knowing Terry he fought the good fight. I worked with him at Covington and always enjoyed the good and funny personality.
He will be missed by all those you had the pleasure of knowing him .

Donna Gossett Yarborough

July 26, 2020

Pam, I am sorry for your loss! I remember you both from Clinard Farms Rd. You both were soo kind to to a young girl and I remember Terry being so sweet and funny I am praying for you and hope you are okay. 🙏🙏🙏❤️

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Biography

Clifton Terry Thornberry was born on February 4, 1947 in Greensboro, NC to Clifton G. and Edna Williams Thornberry. He passed away Thursday, July 23rd at Moses Cone Hospital after a valiant fight to recover his health over the last three years.
Terry was proud to serve his country in the US Coast Guard. Following his military service, he excelled in his love and knowledge of anything mechanical in a career in sales & training at Covington Diesel, Diesel Equipment Company and AmBest. He was also a member of Masonic Lodge PP Turner 746. Terry had a wicked sense of humor and loved to tease his beloved nieces and nephews, friends and customers. He loved the outdoors, including boating and spending time at the lake with family and friends. Terry could do anything and was always there to help friends and neighbors at anytime. Terry will be deeply missed by all that were lucky enough to have known him, and by his family whom he always put first.
Terry is survived by his loving wife of 39 years, Pamela Wyrick Thornberry. Other family members include brother-in-law Tommy Wyrick (Kaye), sister-in-laws, Kathy Wyrick Manring, Lynn Wyrick Tice (Reggie), sister Darlene Greeson, and 11 nieces and nephews.
A Celebration of his life will be held at Hanes Lineberry Sedgefield Chapel on Monday. The family will receive friends at 1:00 pm followed by the service at 2:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to DAV CHAPTER 20, Greensboro at www.davnccharper20.com. Online condolences may be made at www.haneslineberryfhsedgefield.com

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