Steven Ray Thornton


Steven Ray Thornton, 64, of Clarendon, Texas died Sunday, November 26, 2023 in Amarillo, Texas.

Graveside services will be 2:00 PM Friday, December 1, 2023 in Ash Creek Cemetery in McAlester, Oklahoma.

Viewing will be held Thursday at the funeral home with family receiving friends for visitation from 4:00-6:00 PM.  

Arrangements are by Robertson Funeral Directors of Clarendon, Texas.

Steve was born May 9, 1959 in Pampa, Texas to William Allen and Marlene Griggs Thornton.  He married Ann Marie Kutz on September 25, 1993 in Pampa, Texas.  He had been a longtime resident of Pampa before moving to Clarendon in 1999.  Steve was an active member of the Clarendon Volunteer Fire Department since 2013.  He enjoyed fishing, shooting, and a strawberry shake from Sonic.  He deeply loved his family and his grandkids.  

Steve was preceded in death by his father, and his step father, Don Riddle.

Survivors include his wife, Ann Thornton of Clarendon; his mother, Marlene Riddle of Pampa; his step mother, Glenda Thornton of Oklahoma; his sons, Brandon Thornton, Jake Chamber and wife Kelly of Illinois, Zach Brown and Kristin of Borger, Steve Thornton, Jr. of Iowa Park, Carl Thornton and wife Emma of Wellington, and Jerry Hardy and wife Rachel of Amarillo; his daughters, Jennifer Brady of Idaho and Lora Cabrialez and husband Armando of Mathis, Texas; his brothers, Brian Thornton of Oklahoma and Brian Tollison and wife Racheal of Montana; his sisters, Janet McNeely of Pampa and Stephanie Quaid and husband Jeff of Oklahoma; 9 grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

The family request memorials be sent to the Clarendon Volunteer Fire Department / PO Box 364 / Clarendon, TX 79226.