Leslie M. Thornton

August 11, 1953
- September 10, 2013

HILTON HEAD, SC - Leslie M. Thornton, 60, passed away Sept. 10, 2013, in Hilton Head, S.C., after a short illness. He was born Aug. 11, 1953, in Milo, the son of Cecil R. and Freda (MacDonald) Thornton.

Leslie attended Lee Academy and had retired from Maine State Department of Conservation as a district ranger with 30 years of service. He was a member of Horeb Lodge No. 93 AF & AM, Lincoln. Leslie lived life to the fullest and made many wonderful friends in his travels. He worked with some great people in the Forest Service, also.

He leaves behind his mother, Freda Thornton and her longtime companion, Alvin Whitaker, of Enfield; his son, Chad of Bangor; Chad's mother, Rhonda Murchison of Lincoln; one sister, Carleen and George Strout of Medway; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his father, Cecil; and a brother, Maynard.

Services will be announced at a later date. To sign an online guest register and to leave written condolences, please visit www.clayfuneralhome.com.
Published in BDN Maine on September 12, 2013


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