NORFOLK - Services for Scott A. Thornton, 50, of Norfolk will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Christ Is King Community Church. Fellowship with his family will be at the church following the funeral and burial. Home for Funerals is in charge.
He died Friday, April 11, 2008.
Scott was born on May 24, 1957, in Norfolk, the son of Stanley and Carmen (Smith) Thornton. He was raised in Norfolk and graduated from Norfolk Senior High School in 1975. He continued his education by graduating from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln in 1979.
On Sept. 27, 1980, Scott married Sandy Perkins. They made their home in Norfolk.
Scott began his professional career with Coldwell Banker Dover Realtors in 1980. After eight years, Scott went to work for Allied Tour and Travel as the director of marketing.
In 1994, he began his employment as a vice president/branch manager of the Madison County Bank in Norfolk. In 2002, Scott moved with his family to Peachtree City, Ga., where he worked as director of wealth management. In 2006, he returned to the Madison County Bank as a vice president, where he was employed at the time of his death.
Scott served on the Board of Trustees of Christ Is King Community Church, Board of Trustees for Oasis Counseling International and the Norfolk Area Chamber of Commerce housing board.
He also was a budget coach for Crown Ministries. For several years, Scott was an instructor of real estate finance at Northeast Community College.
As a follower of Christ, Scott served as a coordinator and leader of many mission trips which took him to Russia, India and into Mexico several times. He enjoyed intentionally befriending and having a sincere love for people as they walked through life.
Scott was an avid outdoorsman. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and the art of landscaping.
Scott leaves a rich legacy of faith, hope and love in the lives of his wife, Sandy, and their children, Josh and Sarah Thornton, Katie and Martin Huggins and Matt Thornton, all of Peachtree City, Ga.; his grandchildren, Ashton, Preston and Calleigh; his parents, Stan and Carmen Thornton of Norfolk; his brothers, Mark and Brad Thornton, both of Norfolk; his mother-in-law, Beverly and Marvin Bobb of Sun Lakes, Ariz.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents.