Posted April 17, 2002
Nick Thornton, 65, died March 28, 2002, at his home in Brownsville, TN. He is survived by his wife, Jerilyn Payne Thornton, and three sons, Matthew Thornton, Nick Thornton,IV, Daniel Thornton, two brothers, Guilford Thornton and Robert Earl Thornton, four sisters, Ruth Harmon, Sally Cavin, Pattie Crafton, Ginger Hathcock, and two grandchildren, Travis Payne Thornton and Hayden Elizabeth Thornton.

Mr. Thornton was the owner of Color Quest Stables in Brownsville, TN and specialized in the breeding of palomino, cremello, and spotted Tennessee Walking Horses. He was a member of the Tabernacle United Methodist Church and served as chaplain for the local VFW.