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Robert J. Thornhill

3/16/1994 - 11/5/2017

PEKIN ~ Robert James Thornhill, 23, of Pekin, passed away at 9:07 p.m. Sunday, November 5, 2017 at his home.

He was born March 16, 1994 in Peoria. 

Surviving are his mother, Stephanie (Thurmond) Thornhill of Pekin; Bob Stith who helped raise him; wife, Kortnie Nelson of Pekin; one daughter, Preslie Thornhill of Pekin; one brother, Terry Harms of Pekin; two sisters, Shealynn (Jon) Schoon and ShaVaughn Halihan, both of Pekin; his mother-in-law and father-in-law, R.J. and Bobbie Jones of Pekin; his grandfather, Bill Sarver; and his uncle, Carl Hess.

He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Susan Sarver and his grandfather, Robert Nelson.

Robert had worked for Keystone Steel & Wire Company in Bartonville, last working as a crane operator.

He loved spending time with his daughter.  He also enjoyed partying and joking around.  He liked playing pool, bags, and video games, collected hat pins and worshipped Tupac.

His funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, November 11, 2017 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.  Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.  Burial will be at Prairie Haven Cemetery in Pekin.

Memorial contributions may be given to the family to help with his daughter’s education.

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