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In loving memory of
Candace Thornal
  • July 09, 1964
  • -
  • August 10, 2020

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     Candace Anne Thornal, 56, of Ocala, Florida left this world to go home to be with Jesus and family on Monday, August 10, 2020. She was born in Washington, D.C. and raised in Polk County Florida. She attended Evangel Christian School and Graduated College from Oral Roberts University.  She went on to have a successful career in Miami as a Deputy with the U.S. Marshals Service.  She chose to leave the U.S. Marshals Service to start a family.

     In 2000, she moved to Ocala, Florida.  She started working as a volunteer at Greenway Elementary and was eventually hired as a teacher. Her final position at Greenway was Dean of Students.  Candy absolutely loved teaching.  She loved her students and loved working with the staff, and it showed in the smile she always had on her face. She was well loved and respected in return. 

     She enjoyed spending time with her family & friends, running, watching baseball, bird watching, monarch butterflies, and her dog Maximus. She is survived by her two children Trace & Peyton, her husband of 28 years Keith “Wes” Thornal, her father Robert Cherenko, her sister Cindy, and Cindy’s husband and children.  She has a large family that will miss her dearly, including Aunts, Uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of longtime friends.  She is preceded in death by her Mother Sandra Scalia. 


A celebration of life service will be held at 10:00 AM on August 22, 2020 at the Church at the Springs, located at 5423 SE 58 Avenue, Ocala, Florida 34480. The family requests donations to Hospice of Marion County in lieu of flowers.

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  1. Ricardo Correal says:
    21 Aug 2020
    Heaven has received a new angel, brave strong and beautiful. Wes and family we are so sorry for your lost . May our prayers and spirit give you strength peace and love .
    Ricardo Correal and family .

  2. Tim Ross says:
    20 Aug 2020
    Wes and Family,
    We are very sad to hear of Candy's passing. She always had a very special spirit We will always remember the days in Baseball. Our prayers are with you all.
    Tim Ross and Family

  3. Debbie LoMonaco lit a candle:
    19 Aug 2020
    Lit since August 19, 2020 at 8:15:42 PM

  4. Bob Riley says:
    19 Aug 2020
    We were all saddened to hear of your wife's passing, and I wanted you to know you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Please don't hesitate to call on me, or any of us here if we can do anything for you.
    Bob Riley

  5. Mike Spicer says:
    18 Aug 2020
    Prayers for your family and you Wes!!! Candy is at peace and watching over all of us but especially you and your family. Please accept Lisa, Madie and my condolences for your loss.
    Heaven gains an angel!!!!
    In our thought, Mike

  6. Gretchen Crim says:
    18 Aug 2020
    Wes and family,
    I’m so sorry to hear of the loss you and your family have endured. Prayers for strength and brighter days ahead...

    With sympathy,
    Gretchen Crim

  7. Mari Jo says:
    17 Aug 2020
    My heart goes out to you and the family. Continuing prayers to cover you all during this difficult time.

  8. Darrin Sachs says:
    16 Aug 2020
    Wes and family

    We are so sorry for your loss. We will always have the fondest memories of our time with Candy.

    Darrin & Shannon Sachs.

  9. Christina Fernandez-Pharo lit a candle:
    16 Aug 2020
    Lit since August 16, 2020 at 8:55:56 PM

  10. Cummings Family says:
    16 Aug 2020
    Rest is peace Candy

  11. Sharon and Hal Carter says:
    16 Aug 2020
    We hold dear to our hearts each precious memory of our beloved Candy and will treasure them until we all meet again in Heaven. May God wrap His loving arms around each of the family and give each one peace and comfort knowing she is with Jesus. Our prayers are pouring out for all of you. We love you so much.

  12. Nanci Scroggins Andrews says:
    16 Aug 2020
    I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers and love to you and your family.

  13. Aunt Toni and Uncle Tom lit a candle:
    16 Aug 2020
    Lit since August 16, 2020 at 8:13:01 AM

  14. Darrin Sachs lit a candle:
    15 Aug 2020
    Lit since August 15, 2020 at 8:28:54 PM

  15. John Amat says:
    15 Aug 2020
    Rest in eternal peace Candy.

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