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Michael D. Thornton


Service: 10:00am Fri. August 30th, 2019
Location: Conroy Funeral Home

Thornton, Michael D., 48, of Enon, passed away at 9:32 a.m. Saturday, August 24, 2019 in Springfield Regional Medical Center. He was born February 18, 1971 in Ft. Walton Beach, Florida and is the son of Lt Col (USAF ret) William D. and Nadine A. (Morris) Thornton, Jr. Mike worked as a Quality Coordinator for Coilplus Ohio for more than 20 years. He was an avid Cincinnati Bengals fan, loved the band Rush, and was a self-taught drummer. Mike also loved Aviation and History, as well as boating with his family and friends at the reservoir. He was known for his sense of humor, quick wit, and his selfless love for helping people. Mike loved his family and was a proud uncle of his 16 nieces and nephews. Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his wife, Jennie (Hankel) Thornton, who has been by his side for 29 years; two siblings and spouses, Bill (Tracy) Thornton and Christine (Jeff) Thornton Mance and his two dogs, Fletcher and Murray. He was preceded in death by his father in 2016 and his dog, Farley. Visitation will be from 4:00-7:00 p.m. Thursday in CONROY FUNERAL HOME. His funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday in the funeral home with Deacon Norm Horstman officiating. Memorial donations may be made to the Enon V.F.W. Post 8437.

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Jennie & family, We are saddened at hearing of the passing of your husband.. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your entire family at this very sad time... we will continue our prayers for you to gain strength to go on... Pat & don

- Pat & Don Geron, Sunday September 1st, 2019

I had the great pleasure of being Mike’s soccer coach from 1982 o 1985, As a player Mike was full of endeavour and ability, Always keen and enthusiastic as well as polite and courteous off the field, I will always remember Mike holding the”State” trophy aloft in December 1982. I will pause in respect on Friday morning.

- Dave Angood, Thursday August 29th, 2019

Our sincere heart felt sympathy goes to the entire Thornton family. Michael told me that his favorite book was one I read to the class in the 6th grade, "Danny, Champion of the World." Now, the book brings back his memory and I know he is also a Champion to many people. We send our love and prayers. Marti and Bob Riddle

- Bob and Marti Riddle, Thursday August 29th, 2019

Although Michael and I never had the pleasure of meeting here on this earth I very much look forward to meeting him in Heaven. My heart goes out to Michael's family and friends. God strengthen you all!

- Frank Douglas , Wednesday August 28th, 2019

I’m so sorry Jennie. I am praying for you all.

- Sondra, Tuesday August 27th, 2019

The Lord took you to soon Mike. My heart goes out to the family, loved ones and friends. R.I.P.

- Kevin Hoffman, Tuesday August 27th, 2019

My condolences to the entire Thornton family. I have know Mike throughout his entire career at Coilplus and always had a great time when I was with him. May his memory be a blessing. Irwin Sklar, Coilplus Pennsylvania

- Irwin Sklar, Tuesday August 27th, 2019

Please accept my sincere condolences. It as an honor to have known such as great person. May our Lord bless and comfort you and your family during this time of grief.

- Tad, Tuesday August 27th, 2019

Please accept my sincerest condolences for the entire family. I have worked with Mike the past 20 years and he was a great person always willing to help others and assist where he could. He will be greatly missed. May the lord be with each of you at this time and his memory live on forever.

- Karen Rich-Coilplus Texas, Tuesday August 27th, 2019

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