Timothy Neal Thornton

February 28, 1955June 4, 2021
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Timothy Neal Thornton, age 66, passed away unexpectedly June 4, 2021 at his home in Marietta, Georgia.

Tim grew up on Jekyll Island, Georgia and relocated to Marietta in 1974 where he graduated from Southern Technical Institute in 1982. He had just recently retired from Humphries and Company where he was the Preconstruction Manager.

Tim loved travel, food and wine, gardening and spending time at his house on Lake Sinclair with family and friends. He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Ellen Calloway Thornton; his brother and spouse, James N. and Beth Thornton and their sons, Trice (Caitie) Thornton and Sam (Bailey) Thornton all of Savannah, Georgia. He is also survived by his sister in law and spouse, Pam and Al Reeves and their sons, Bert (Amy) Reeves and Neal (Samantha) Reeves all of Cobb County. He had 7 great nieces and nephews, Shaw and Davis Thornton, Charlie Garten, Piper, Corinne, Albert and Jovie Reeves. The Celebration of Life service will be at H. M. Patterson & Son – Canton Hill Chapel on June 19, 2021 at 11:00 am. A reception will follow. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Cobb County Humane Society at 148 S Fairground St SE, Marietta, GA 30060 or Roosevelt Warm Springs Development Fund at 6135 Roosevelt Hwy, Warm Springs, Georgia 31830. ·


  • Celebration of Life Memorial Service

    Saturday, June 19, 2021


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Dorie Walters

June 17, 2021

I loved talking to Tim about cooking, wine, basketball and all of his traveling. He loved his life. He was passionate about his work with us at Humphries and was committed to helping us all but one thing that stood out was his undeniable love for Ellen. He was so looking forward to retirement and spending all of his time with his lovely wife.
He was a great man and will truly be missed by so many. We were all blessed to have know such a great person.

"Roy and Kay DeLafosse

June 12, 2021

Tim was a gift to us for over 30 years. The many trips that we shared with he and Ellen and so many times together, especially our group love for Ga. Tech basketball. We always told he and Ellen they were our family and we were their Older Friends , that they dealt with as we aged. There is no way to express the loss he is in our lives. His great since of humor always made us laugh and his kindness to everyone was beyond belief. His love for Ellen was always so visible . We will miss him forever.
Roy Gene and Kay

Steve Vandiver

June 9, 2021

Tim was one of the kindest, nicest, most helpful persons I have ever meet.
He will be missed

Shirley Hicks Barrett

June 9, 2021

Chuck always told me you were a good friend. So glad I got to see
Tim at the dinner for Sam. Blessings to Ellen.

Robert zendejas

June 9, 2021

I worked with Tim throughout the years and he was a Gentlemen of all gentlemen. His character spoke volumes of the kind of person one should strive to be. Words may not be able to truly explain the sadness felt by his loss, but his family is in our Loving Prayers. May the joy of his life remain with his loved ones.

Todd Grossweiler

June 9, 2021

I had the pleasure of working with Tim many times over the years. He was full of knowledge, integrity, and kindness. Ellen - I am so sorry for your loss. My family and I will keep you and your family in our prayers.

Larry Taylor

June 9, 2021

I worked with Tim closely for many years, and so saddened to hear of his passing. Tim was someone whose sterling reputation was well-earned by treating everyone he worked with fairly and respectfully. His loss is felt by many, and my sincere prayers and condolences for the family during this time.

Tony Hudgins

June 8, 2021

Mr. Tim
He was one the best to know and work with and great Friend!! Ellen so sorry for loss an I thought the world of Tim and you .Tim will be miss by many

marybeth stephens

June 7, 2021

I worked with Tim for over ten years at Humphries, he was a wonderful person - so witty and he had the best sense of humor. And boy, could he estimate a job. He taught me a lot of what I know in that regards. He was a great neighbor (he sat two doors down from me). I am so sad to hear this news. Ellen, my sincere condolences to you.

Barry Crowell

June 7, 2021

I work with Tim many projects before my retirement from Williams Tile. Tim was special and will be greatly missed.