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1 lives in Alabama
1 lives in Arizona
1 lives in Arkansas
1 lives in California
1 lives in Florida
2 live in Georgia
2 live in Oklahoma
1 lives in Oregon
2 live in Tennessee
135 live in Texas
1 lives in Virginia
1 lives in Washington
311 location unknown
49 are deceased


Percentage of Joined Classmates: 32.8%

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David Wayne Thornton

JUNE 16, 1954 – FEBRUARY 11, 2019


Funeral services for David Wayne Thornton, 64, of Tyler, are scheduled for 2pm Saturday, February 16, 2019 in the chapel of Lloyd James Funeral Home with Pastor Pat Alvey officiating. He passed away on February 11, 2019 in Flint. David was born in Tyler and was a lifelong Tyler resident. He graduated from John Tyler High School and attended TJC. He was a long time successful business owner at Overhead Door Systems, Inc. in Tyler. David’s hobbies included hunting, fishing, singing, cooking, and spending time with family. He took great pride in his 4 daughters, and granddaughters. David was a hard worker, loyal and would always help a friend in need. He is survived by his loving wife Julie Thornton, his daughters Cesaleigh Mayne of Tyler, Christy Thornton of Dallas, Sheri Thornton of Tyler, and Holly Hedrick of DeCatur; grandchildren Brittany, Haleigh, Alexis, Melody; his mother Marlene Thornton; his sisters Sharon McCloskey and Kathy Woods; his brothers Dennis Thornton and Dale Thornton, and many nieces and nephews. David was preceded in death by his father Robert Thornton The family will receive friends from 1-2pm Saturday, February 16, 2019 in the chapel of Lloyd James Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, Kansas 66675-8516.  




Welcome to the JOHN TYLER HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1972 website. Here we have the ability to reconnect and stay in touch with each other. Who would've thought this would all be possible back in 1972?

We learned to type on manual Underwood typewriters and there were no such things as personal computers or the Internet. Through the wonders of technology, we can go back to our years at JT and revisit old friends. We'll be uploading pictures from past reunions and invite you to upload old pics you may have in your collections from elementary years all the way through college. Music that the fantastic Marching Lions played for us at pep rallies and football games has been uploaded for your listening pleasure. Simply click on "Listen to the music" when the box pops up as you open the website. You'll hear "Hang on Sloopy," "Stars Fell on Alabama," and of course, "Big Bad John."

Hope you enjoy this website. Be sure to complete your class profile and share where you are now and what you've been doing since we graduated from dear old John Tyler High. The information you share is secure, and you have the ability to choose with whom you wish to share your contact information.

Have fun!



This site isn't about waistlines, hairlines or credit lines. It's about lifelines. It's about reconnecting and caring for our classmates, friends and their families. Nothing more. Nothing less.



If you struggled with the idea of attending our 45-year reunion and did not attend, you really, really missed a great time. And, we MISSED you! Just remember this--If we waited until we were rich enough, thin enough, or successful enough, we would probably never see each other again! So keep an eye out--we'll be getting together again before you know it.


Missing Classmates: If you see a classmate on our list who hasn't yet joined our class website, and you have their email address, PLEASE click on the "Missing Classmates" button on the left and enter their email address in the box. An invitation and a link to join our website will be emailed to them immediately. We want ALL our classmates to join the website. Attendance at the reunion is not required to join our website, but we would love to see everyone that can possibly make it.



All contact information (address, phone number, e-mail address) entered into this website will be kept confidential. It will not be shared or distributed. Your contact information is private. When someone clicks on your name, the only contact information they will see is your city, state and whatever information about yourself you choose to put on your Profile. You can grant permission on your Profile for your address and phone number to be seen. Your e-mail address can only be seen by the Webmaster and Site Administrators. All messages are sent internally through the website by using the contact box at the bottom of your Classmates Profile page.



Your Reunion Committee:  Steve Hudnall, Susan Morphis Brizendine, Susan Smith Brown, Alan Wilkerson, Gail Wilkerson Haas, Marilyn Richardson Holmes, Marc Lemons, DM Edwards



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