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Gary Wilson Thornton was born October 20, 1954 in Beaumont, TX and died November 13, 2016 in Dallas, TX.
He was preceded in death by his son, Jeremy Wayne Thornton; his brother, Gerald Edward Thornton, Jr; grandparents, Frank and Evie Stinnett and grandmother, Mary Keys Thornton.
He is survived by his parents, Gerald and Hazel (Stinnett) Thornton of Jacksonville, TX; sister, Vicki Thornton Bentley of Sugarland, TX; sister-in-law, Joanie Satterwhite Thornton of Corpus Christi and Longview, TX; aunt and uncle, Virginia and Dick Ware of Dallas, TX; nieces, Jennifer Sampson, Dempsey Thornton; nephews, Matthew Tyler and Schuyler Thornton; great nieces, Mariah and Scarlett Sampson; great nephews, Evan Sampson and August Tyler; and numerous cousins.
Gary grew up in Longview and graduated from Longview High School. He played golf in high school and received a scholarship to Louisiana Tech. He decided to pursue nursing and received his degree in nursing from Kilgore College School of Nursing.
He enlisted in the Army Air Force as a nurse and was stationed at Brooke Army Hospital in San Antonio and later in the Philippines. He attained the rank of Captain.
He was a talented musician who played the piano, guitar, and had a beautiful singing voice. He was a Christian and in recent years attended Munger Place Church in Dallas where he made good friends and enjoyed being a part of the worship at the church.
In recent years, Gary was declining and he fought a valiant battle. We mourn his passing but know that now he walks with God.
Memorial services will be held at a later date.
Published on November 16, 2016
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