Rex Thornhill, Jr.
March 11, 1963  -  December 25, 2017

Rex Thornhill, Jr.

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Resthaven Funeral Home
11817 Jefferson Highway
Baton Rouge, LA  70816
Tuesday, January 02, 2018
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Resthaven Funeral Home
11817 Jefferson Highway
Baton Rouge, LA  70816
Tuesday, January 02, 2018
1:00 pm
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Resthaven Gardens of Memory
11817 Jefferson Highway
Baton Rouge, LA  70816
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Rex Wood Thornhill, Jr. (Woody), age 54, a resident of Central, passed away on December 25, 2017. He was born and raised in Baton Rouge, graduated from Central High School in 1981, was a member of the Central High Choir, was lead male actor in the choir production of “Oklahoma,” and served in the National Guard.

Woody is survived by his father, Rex Thornhill, Sr. and his mother, Sheila Thornhill; brother, Troy Thornhill, Sr. and wife Stephanie; brother, Daniel Thornhill and wife Deborah; sister, Theresa Thornhill Thibodeaux; six nephews: Troy Thornhill, Jr. and wife Alexa, Brandon Thibodeaux, Matthew Thibodeaux, Jonathan Thibodeaux, Justin Thornhill, and Brady Thornhill; and one niece, Madison Thornhill.

He is preceded in death by grandparents, Milton and Faye Thornhill, Earl and Ann Hilburn, and Johnny Russell; and one niece, Jenna Thornhill.

Visiting hours will take place at Resthaven Funeral Home, 11817 Jefferson Hwy, Baton Rouge, LA on Tuesday, January 2, 2018 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm followed by a memorial service. Burial will follow at Resthaven Gardens of Memory.

Pallbearers will be Troy Thornhill, Jr., Brandon Thibodeaux, Matthew Thibodeaux and Jonathan Thibodeaux.

In lieu of flowers, you may make donations to Shriner’s Children Hospital, St. Jude Children’s Hospital, or a charity of your choice in Rex Wood Thornhill, Jr.’s name.

Family and friends may sign the online guestbook or leave a personal note to the family at


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  1. Jim Duplantis
    Jennings, LA

    Rex and Sheila, I was deeply saddened to learn of Woody's passing. I will keep you all in my prayers. God Bless you all!

    Jim Duplantis

  2. Newton & Sharon Blouin

    We are very sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you.
    Newton & Sharon

  3. Becky Taylor Dykes Evershed
    , MS

    Rex, may God grant you and your family peace.

  4. Mike Huguet
    Baton Rouge, LA

    Rose, the kids and I are praying for peace for your family. If you need anything, let us know.

  5. Erin Mullen
    Baton Rouge, LA

    Woody was a sweet and caring person. I’m glad I had the opportunity to know him, and I’m sorry that he is gone. Much love and many condolences to the Thornhill family. Love, Erin, Mila, and Max

  6. Angela Harrison Angelloz
    Baton Rouge, LA

    My condolences to your family on the loss of your son, brother and uncle, Rex. As his high school classmate & cast-mate in Oklahoma, I remember his talent & humility all these years later. May he rest In peace for all eternity.
    "Ado Annie"

  7. Melanie Williams
    Baton Rouge, LA

    Our hearts are broken and we are so sorry for the loss of Woody. May our Lord wrap him in his loving arms and give him eternal peace and rest. Our prayer is for y’all to find comfort in each other and through your friends to get you through your time of grief.

  8. Harry& Linda Hoekman
    Miramichi NewBrunswick Canada,

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all

  9. David Leon Womack
    Baton Rouge,, LA

    Praying for your family, MayGod comfort and encourage each of you in thee passing of Rex Jr.

  10. Caroline Smith
    Jacksonville Beach, FL

    Our prayers and thoughts go out to you all at this time. Just know he is at peace and our lords hands.

  11. Donna Carlson Gunter
    Bastrop, LA

    So sorry to hear about the loss of your Son Rex. Carl and I want you to know that the family is in our prayers.

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