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Tommy Thornhill

Thomas Albert Thornhill, affectionately known as “Tommy,” son of Newell Benjamin Thornhill and Mildred Imogene (Conner) Thornhill was born December 28, 1934 in Lakeland, Florida, and left this earthly life on June 20, 2022 in Bryant, Arkansas, at the age of 87.

He was married to Carol Ann (Hargraves) Thornhill for 63 years.  They had 3 children all faithful to the Lord along with their spouses.  Ellen Kay (Thornhill) Hamilton (James Hamilton); Thomas Albert Thornhill Jr (Terri Hollon); and Harold Benjamin Thornhill (Lorie Barger).  He also is survived by five grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

Tommy was a Christian since age 12 and a gospel preacher for about 70 years.  He preached primarily in central Florida, but also spent 5 years in Norway, and for congregations in Arkansas and Mississippi.  During this time, he also authored several bulletins, distributed widely both in print and electronic format.  

With the announcement of his passing on social media pages these past few days, we have seen some of the spiritual impact he has had with hundreds of reactions and comments about him and his continued teaching via the written word.  We have heard from people around the world that he helped in many ways from time to time. Tommy believed in the unique power of the written word, especially God’s authoritative written word of The Scriptures. He has passed his faith and love down to his family with second and third generations following his example of dedicating his life to preaching and teaching the word of God to others. Now, Tommy has finished his earthly journey and has departed to be with Christ. He will be greatly missed.  

His memorial service will be July 1, 2022 at 2 PM at:
  West 65th Street Church of Christ in Little Rock, Arkansas.
  7115 W. 65th Street
  Little Rock, AR 72209

2 thoughts on “Tommy Thornhill”

  1. Don and Sonia Brady

    Our dearly beloved friend and brother in Christ…countless memories flood our hearts with the wonderful years we shared with Tommy and Carol….The picture defines Tommy as the man with a Bible in his hand and a hat on his head! To honor him thru Sacred Selections would please him because his heart was full of giving to others that needed assistance. Our hearts are heavy with the departure of one so dear to us, but our loss has become great gain for him as he trusted in Gods’ promises for His faithful children. Our love and prayers to all of you. Thru Tommy and Carol we looked upon each of you as our family too!

  2. Tommy Thornhill was made known to me through his loving and caring sister Erma Jean Thornhill Lloyd. The Thornhill family love each other, are caregivers to one another and always have each other’s best interest at heart. “Pray continually for one another” is a way of life for them. Now Tommy has his reward with Christ and has heard the words, “Well done, my good and faithful servant”.

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