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Charles "Bud" Wesley Thornton, Jr.

August 26, 1935 ~ December 5, 2021 (age 86)


Charles 'Bud' Thornton, Jr., 86, Augusta, passed away Sunday, December 5, 2021. Charles was born in Augusta, Kansas on August 26, 1935, to the late Ferrol Ensley and Charles Thornton, Sr.  He retired as a letter carrier at USPS.  In 1953, he married Mary Ann Payton. To this union 2 children, Randy and Rhonda were born.  In 1986 he married Sherri Potter and gained a step-son, Michael Potter.  He enjoyed doing stained glass and jigsaw puzzles.  Bud was an avid Augusta Oriole fan and loved the KU Jayhawks.  He was very proud of being a 50 gallon blood donor for the Red Cross.  Survivors include wife, Sherri; step-son, Mike Potter and wife Amy; grandsons Daron Potter and Ryan Hagebusch; granddaughters Mallory Potter, Erica Hourigan and Aileen Thornton.  He was preceded in death by his parents; brother Don; son, Randy; daughter, Rhonda; and grandson Chris Hagebusch.  Private burial will be at Elmwood Cemetery.  Memorials to Augusta Historical Museum.

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