|Troy D. Thornton|
|Date Of Birth:||November 11, 1962|
|Date Of Death:||March 10, 2012|
|Service Date:||Funeral- 11 a.m. Thursday, March 15 at Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church
Visitation- 9-11 a.m. Thursday, March 15 at Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church
Troy D. Thornton
Bloomington- Troy D. Thornton, 49,
of Bloomington, passed away at 12:19 am on Saturday, March 10, 2012
at Advocate BroMenn Regional Medical Center in Normal. Funeral
services will be held on Thursday, March 15, 2012 at 11am at Mt.
Pisgah Baptist Church in Bloomington with Rev. Frank McSwain, Sr.
officiating. Visitation will be held on Thursday, March 15, 2012
from 9-11 a.m. prior to the service at the church. Interment will
be at Camp Butler National Cemetery in Springfield . In lieu of
flowers, memorials may be made to the family in Troy's name . The
famiy of Troy has entrusted Kibler-Brady_Ruestman Memorial Home in
Bloomington with the care of their loved one.
Troy was born to the union of Henry
and Mamie Thornton in Gary, Indiana on November 11, 1962. He was
raised in Rockford, Ill., where he attended Rockford East High
School. At the young age of 17, Troy joined the United States Army
and graduated from Eagle High School while completing his tour of
duty. He later enlisted with the United States Marine Corp and was
honorably discharged during Operation Desert Storm.
He relocated to Bloomington in
1998, where he became an OTR truck driver for a variety of
companies. Troy enjoyed being out on the open road, meeting people
and seeing the country. He was an avid gamer and loved adventurous
pursuits such as skydiving and snorkeling. Troy was proud of his
barbequing skills and "secret-_sauce" recipe that was passed down
to him from his father.
Prior to his illness, Troy worked
for Comcast Cable where he was able to utilize his love of
computers. Over the years Troy has done a lot of charity work. He
was most proud of serving as an Election Judge both in Rockford and
He leaves to cherish his memory his
father, Henry Thornton of Akron, OH; two sisters, Jacqueline
"Jacquie" Thornton of Bloomington; Angela Thornton of Phoenix, AZ;
one brother, Charles Freeman of Akron, OH; one nephew, Avery
Thornton of Phoenix; maternal aunt, Margarett Primm of Bloomington;
cousins, Melonie Young and Rebecca (James) Brown both of
Bloomington; Elijah Primm of Rockford and a host of other relatives
Waiting to receive Troy into heaven
are his mother, Mamie Thornton, maternal and paternal grandparents,
cousin, Theodore Primm III and many other loved ones.
Online condolences may be sent to
the family at kiblerbradyruestman.com.