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Robert Mason Thornton "Robby"

July 2, 1964 ~ May 9, 2022 (age 57)

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Robert Mason Thornton "Robby" passed away Monday May 9, 2022, at the age of 57.  Robby was a graduate of Fruitdale High School Class of 1983.  Throughout his High School years, he played Football and Baseball. Robert was given the nickname "Robby" by his Pawpaw John and the name stuck.  After he graduated, he attended The University of Alabama for two years.  Robby worked for Brown & Root and Tate & Lyle companies. He loved to work on houses as a Carpenter installing metal.   He met his wife Nikki, married her and had been inseparable since.  They were married 12 years.  Robby and Nikki's 12th wedding anniversary, they got matching reel and rods and a tacklebox with cup holders. Some of Robbie's many talents included cooking, singing and carpenter work. Robby loved to cook different foods and anything spicy.  With his talent to cook, he won three chili cook offs. With his talent as a carpenter, he made a cross out of wood pallets that he built in the floor of their house.  His talent of singing, he would sing at weddings and to Nikki " I'm going home to rock my baby Teddy Bear".  Robby could sing like Elvis.  He was a member of Sunflower Independent Community Church Sunflower, AL.  Robby enjoyed hunting Deer, Turkeys, Hogs and fishing.  He would throw a cork in any fishing hole.  Robby would take Nikki Hog hunting. Her first Hog hunting trip was at night, when she heard a squealing noise and thought the hog had gotten her dog but it was actually the dogs playing tug a war with the hog.  He had a special Hunting dog (a Catahoula) named Troy after Troy off of the show "Swamp People".  Robby was a very likeable person and a jokester.  He loved his friends and family, especially loved to spoil his grandchildren.  Robby was a son, Brother, Husband, Father, Pawpaw and Friend.  He will be missed by all.  

 

Survivors:

Wife of 12 years

Ashley "Nikki" Mathers Thornton

Sons

Chris (Rachel) Pruitt

William (Joni) Pruitt

Christopher Robert (Sarah) Pruitt

Jonathan Graham Pruitt

Carter Napier

Daughters

Katrina Pruitt

Emily Napier

Grandchildren

Michael Pruitt

Christian Pruitt

Madison Martin

Dylan Martin

Spencer Pruitt

Hunter Goforth

Jonathan Goforth

Brayden Pruitt

Remington Thornton

Great Grandchildren

Brooklynn Goforth

Brantley Goforth

Harley Goforth

Brothers

Thomas Allen Thornton

Greg (Shannon) Thornton

Parents:

Father

Robert Lee Thornton

Mother

Annie Pearl Harris Thornton

Preceded in Death by:

Brother

John David Thornton

Pallbearers

Austin Williams

Josh Kline

Larkin Jenkins

Andy Brown

Cliff Reed

Cooper East

Services will be Friday May 13, 2022, at Sunflower Independent Community Church Sunflower, AL.  Visitation at 10:00 AM ~ 11:00 AM, Funeral at 11:00 AM.  Interment will be at Yellow Pine Cemetery Yellow Pine, AL.  Officiating will be Bro. Bob Younge with St. Stephens Funeral Home directing.

** In lieu of flowers, please make donations to St. Stephens Funeral Home to go toward Robbie's Funeral expenses.**

 

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