Glenn Thornton, age 84 of Long Beach, California passed away on Thursday, February 5, 2015. Born in Sampson County at Newton Grove, NC on October 4, 1930. Glenn was a retired United States Navy Veteran of the Korean War. After retirement, he started an auto repair business in Long Beach, California, which the family still owns and operates. He is survived by his wife Phyllis Jane (Brandenburg) Thornton, daughters Constance Alanna Thornton (married to Richard Joseph Reed) and Pamela Marie Thornton, son Anthony Glenn Thornton, and grandchildren Nicole Marie Earnshaw-Thornton and Casey Glenn Thornton. He is predeceased by his parents, Royal Thornton and Nancy Thelma Raynor Thornton, and brother Jimmy E. Thornton. He is also survived by his siblings and their spouses, Roy A. Thornton and Anne, Shirley Sinclair and Lee, James F. Thornton and Kay, Julian Lee Thornton and Sue, Evelyn Bridges and Pete and sister-in-law Jeanette Thornton. In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to The Wounded Warrior Project. Donate in memory of Glenn Thornton, with acknowledgment going to Phyllis Thornton, 2863 Stanbridge Avenue, Long Beach, CA 90815. In early June 2015, a celebration of life will be held in Newton Grove, NC.