Byron Hugh Thornton, age 79, passed away on June 5, 2017 in Cedar City, Utah. He was born on July 15, 1937 in Las Vegas, Nevada to Byron Orton and Luella Bouck Thornton. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, June 10, 2017 at 1:00 pm at Southern Utah Mortuary in Cedar City, Utah (190 North 300 West). A viewing will be held prior to the service on Saturday, June 10, 2017 at the Mortuary from 12:00-12:45. Interment will be in the Parowan City Cemetery. Online condolences can be sent to www.sumortuary.com.