On Thursday, February 18, 2021, Michael Thornton, loving husband and father of five children, passed away at the age of 67. Michael was born March 21, 1953 in San Antonio Texas to M.S. Thornton and Barbara Mcspadden. He served in the airforce from 1971 to 1975. Through his first marriage he had two sons, Aaron and Shawn. He later married Mary Ruisinger on April 22, 1983. They raised two sons, Alexander and James, and a daughter, Jessica.
Michael loved to work with his hands. He enjoyed painting flowers and landscapes. He started his own business making wire jewelry and wire bonsai trees. He loved hunting and fishing any chance he had. He loved teaching, whether it was his time as a teacher for Goodson Middle School, or when he was a fly fishing instructor at Bass Pro Shop. He dreamed of living on a farm with his wife Mary, raising animals and living off the land.
Michael was preceded in death by his father M.S., and his mother Barbara. He is survived by his wife Mary, his five children, Aaron, Shawn, Alex, Jessica and James, his brother Curtis, sisters Carol and Debra, and many grandchildren.
A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, February 24, 2021 at Cypress-Fairbanks Funeral Home at 9926 Jones Rd. at 2 PM.
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