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Mr. J.C. "Jake" Thornhill, 71 of Cedar Bluff, VA passed away Friday, May 5, 2017 at his home. Born November 7, 1945 at Newhall, WV, he was a son of the late Frank Allen and Nora Rose Thornhill.
He was a truck driver most of his life and a retired mechanic. J.C. was a recent member of Pure Heart Ministries church on Lake Witten Rd. in Tazewell, VA.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Juanita Elliott and brothers, Jack and Bobby Thornhill.
He is survived by his fiancee, Inez Christine Sparks of the home; daughters, Elizabeth Maureen Stanton and husband, John of Clearfork, VA, Laura Jean Christian, and husband, Kenneth of Tazewell, VA, Leila Sue Poland and husband, Scott of Powatan, VA, Adriene Marie Taylor and husband, Eugene of Richlands, VA, Tammy Mae Shortridge and husband, Jimmy of Grundy, VA; sons, Michael Anthony Thornhill, James Christopher Thornhill and wife, Lori all of Concord, NC, Michael Patrick Thornhill and wife, April of Lafayette, GA, Jeffery Dale Moore and wife, Melanie of Livingston, TN. He was one of ten brothers and sisters, surviving brothers, Cecil Thornhill of Ohio, Frank (June Bug) Thornhill of Michigan, sisters, Wilma Altizer and Jerry, India Mae Lynch all of Ohio, Betty Shelton, Wanda Rash and Bob all of Michigan. He was a loving Pawpaw to 25 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren, 11 step grandchildren; special brothers, Robert "Rob" Mitchell of Johnsons Branch, VA and Everett Rose of Berwind, WV.
The family will receive friends from 6-8 PM Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at Peery & St. Clair Funeral Home in Tazewell, VA where services to celebrate his life will be conducted on Thursday at 11 AM with Pastor J.R. Elswick officiating. Burial will follow at Barrett Family Cemetery on Whitaker Ridge.
Online condolences may be sent to www.peerystclairfuneralhome.com
Published on  May 8, 2017
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