August 31, 1914
Leon Junction, TX
December 13, 2007
Fort Worth, TX
1932-33 Gatesville High School - Texas (High School)
1933-34 Gatesville High School - Texas (High School)
1934-35 Gatesville High School - Texas (High School)
1938-39 Hammond Ciesar All-Americans (NBL)
1938-39 Texas Wesleyan (College)
1939-40 Texas Wesleyan (College)
1940-41 Texas Wesleyan (College)
1941-42 Sheboygan Redskins (NBL)
Born in Texas to George (1891-1956) and Sarah Brumbalow Thornton (1889-1971). After his time in Sheboygan, Thornton served in the Air Corps in World War 2. He received a Master's Degree from Texas Wesleyan in 1952, and coached and taught in Fort Worth until his retirement in 1982.
He had one son, Larry.