Robert “Bob” Thornton, 63, of Yakima died at home June 29.
He was born in McMinnville, Ore., and served three tours in Vietnam on the USS Osborne. He was a West Valley football coach for more than 20 years, coaching Grid Kids as well as the junior high and high school programs. He was also a salesman, most recently with Culligan Water.
Survivors include his wife, Teresa Thornton of Yakima; four sons, Matthew Thornton of Yakima, Christopher Thornton of Spokane, Nicholas Thornton of Yakima and Stephen Thornton of Spokane; two brothers, Harold Thornton of Granger and Ricky Thornton of Yakima; and a sister, Karen Ward of Spokane.
A service will be planned at a later date. Arrangements are by Shaw and Sons Funeral Directors.