|Birth: ||Sep. 13, 1944|
|Death: ||Dec. 17, 2013|
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Dallas M. Thornton Williamston Born September 13, 1933 in Lansing, MI; died December 17, 2013 at the age of 69. Dallas was preceded in death by his son, Anthony Thornton in 1983. Surviving are his loving wife of nearly 50 years, Katie; daughter Kelli (Jason) Miller; son Jeffrey, former daughter-in-law, Shirley Thornton; grandchildren, Lindsey, Joshua, Nicholas and Alexis; sisters, Crystal (Dallas) Hyde, Marjorie (Virgil) Romig, Vivian Laux, and Rita Stout, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Dallas' family was of utmost importance to him. He was proud of his business, K & D General Contractors. Dallas donated his time and resources to better his community and the children of Williamston. He had a passion for coaching kids' softball and baseball for over 30 years. One of his proudest moments was receiving a pin from the American Red Cross for having donated 15 gallons of blood! Dallas was also Williamston's Citizen of the Year in 2013. He was known as an MSU super fan near the end of his days. Dallas and Katie have been devoted members of St. Mary Catholic Church for many years. Dallas will be missed by all who knew and loved him. Services will be held at St. Mary Catholic Church on Saturday, December 21 at 10:30 a.m. Visitation will be at Gorsline Runciman Funeral Home, Williamston Chapel, 205 East Middle Street, Williamston, on Thursday, December 19 from 5-8 p.m. and Friday, December 20 from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. with Rosary at 7:30 p.m. The family requests that visitors wear MSU attire for Thursday visitation. In lieu of flowers, those desiring may make contributions to Ele's Place, A Healing Center for Grieving Children, 1145 W. Oakland Avenue, Lansing, MI 48915. On line condolences may be made at www.grwilliamston.com - See more at: http://m.legacy.com/obituaries/LSJ/obituary.aspx?n=Dallas-M-Thornton&pid=168631203&referrer=2289&preview=True#sthash.fNS4h9lK.dpuf
Dexter D. Thornton (1919 - 1961)
Winifred M. Fox Hitchcock (1918 - 2013)
Created by: Carrie
Record added: Dec 17, 2013
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