1949 — 2021
George's first home was in the Sweet Owen community of Owen County, Kentucky, then Owenton, and adult life in Lexington, Kentucky and Seymour, Indiana. He was born to Franklin D. and Jean Watson Thornton on April 6, 1949 in Lexington, Kentucky. His education began at Owenton Grade School and continued through Owen County High School where he graduated in 1967. An active participant in 4-H, George was a well-travelled youth. Many of his prize awards were trips, including a trip to Europe. George was an athlete who loved sports. He played baseball and golf, but was most successful in football, which enabled him to secure a scholarship to Georgetown College in Kentucky. Unfortunately, due to...