Marshall Thornton

Jul 29th 8:15 am - 8:15 am
US Army
MRC - Mike Flocken
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Mission Summary

 

Classification 

Military Veteran 

Military Branch 

United States Army 

Military Service 

Marshall Cantrell Thornton honorably served in the United States Army from 1954 until 1956. 

Mission Segments 

Interment Service 

Obituary

Link to Obituary 

Obituary Text 

Marshall Cantrell Thornton, age 85, died peacefully at home on Monday, July 22, 2019. Marshall was born in Dallas, Texas on September 26, 1933 to Aubrey Olen Thornton and Stella Kathrine Cantrell. Marshall proudly served his country in the United States Army. He was a loving and great father of five children, an even more loving and caring grandfather and great grandfather.

Marshall is preceded in death by his parents; brothers and sister and daughter Vickie Bell.

Left to cherish his memory is wife of forty-eight years, Deborah Thornton, daughter Karen Bruton and husband Gene; daughter Kay Weinmann and husband Gregg; son Marshall Cantrell Thornton, Jr. and wife Aymie; daughter Amber Cannon and husband Victor; twelve grandchildren; fifteen great grandchildren; as well as numerous other nieces, nephews, extended family and loving friends. 

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MRC

Mike Flocken

mikefl@flash.net

(214) 458-4473 

 

 

Part 1

 

Segment

Interment Service 

Mission Date 

07/29/2019 

Staging Time 

08:15 

Briefing Time

08:30

In Position/KSU Time

08:45

Starting Time 

09:00 

Staging Point 

Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery

Staging Address 

2000 Mountain Creek Pkwy

Dallas, TX 75211 

Map Link 

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Part 1 Details 

All riders will stage at the Visitor’s Center, where the mission brief will be given. Flag bikes will be chosen and relocated to the assigned staging lane. Remaining riders will proceed on to the shelter to set flags and prepare for the arrival of the procession bringing Marshall Thornton, his family and friends. At the conclusion of the committal service, and at the direction of the ride captain, the flags will be retrieved and returned to the shelter storage area, where they will be furled and stowed. After the post mission brief, all riders will be dismissed. 

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