Dana O. Thornton, age 56 of Mentor passed away Nov. 8, 2018 at Lake West Medical Center. Born April 29, 1962 in Cleveland to Carl and Agatha (nee: Snodgrass) Thornton, he had been a longtime area resident. After serving in the US Army, Dana was a roll-off driver. Survivors include his children Tia (Dan) Schmidt, Dana O. Thornton II and Joseph Thornton and Bella Thornton; siblings Alan (Yolanda), Valerie Thornton; many extended family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother Marty Thornton. A funeral will be held at East Heisley Church of God, 5544 E. Heisley Road, Mentor, OH 44060 on Friday, Nov. 16 at 12pm with burial following at Western Reserve Memorial Gardens. Calling hours will be on Friday from 10am to 12pm at the church. Arrangements are entrusted to the Potti Funeral Home of Painesville.