Thornell, William Suttle (Bill)--age 84 of Knoxville, passed away Monday, June 29, 2015 at Ben Atchely State Veterans Home. He was a U. S. Navy Veteran serving during the Korean War. He owned multiple car dealerships and was president of East Tennessee Ford and West Knox Nissan.
Preceded in death by parents, Rene and Albert Thornell; son, Brent Thornell; and granddaughter, Chastity Thornell.
Survived by daughter, Paula Thornell Coffman; sons, Clint Thornell and Mitch Thornell of Lakeville, MN; 6 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; sister, Martha Thornell Helton of Knoxville.
Funeral arrangements will be private with full military honors.
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