Paul R. Thornbury, 80, of Oaklaw.n Ave, Fremont, died Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2007, in Memorial Hospital.
He was born May 7, 1927, in Henry Clay, Ky., to Ben and Nora (Thompson) Thornbury. Paul served with both the U.S. Navy and U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II, where he was awarded the Asiatic-Pacific Medal, American Area Medal, World War II Victory Medal and Carbine Sharpshooter Badge.
He married Frances M. Davis on March 24, 1947, in Pikeville, Ky., and she survives. Paul was an International Representative for the United Auto Workers Union, retiring in 1983 after many years of service. He was a member of the First Church of Christ, a member of the Local 1216 UAW (Ford, Sandusky), the Elks and Disabled American Veterans (DAV). He loved to fish, camp and golf, and loved sports.
Paul is survived by his wife, Frances M. Thornbury of Fremont; sister, Betty T. Woods, Royal City, Va.; several nieces, nephews and great-nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Ray, Clarence and Benny D. Thornbury; sisters, Gertrude Epling, Avenelle Childers, Garnet Fowler and Imogene Holbrooks.
Visitation will be 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. today in Wonderly Horvath Hanes Funeral Home and Crematory, 425 E. State St., Fremont, where services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday. The Rev. David Martin will officiate. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memory Gardens, Clyde, with Military Honors conducted by the American Legion and VFW.
Memorials may be made to the donor's choice.
Condolences may be sent to wonderlyhorvathhanes.com.