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Thornton, Terry Terry Thornton, Vice-President and Divisional Merchandise Manager for Neiman Marcus, passed away Wednesday, January 26, 2011. He was born in Dallas, Texas on December 23, 1950. He was preceded in death by his mother, Rose Lee Thornton. He is survived by his partner of 20 years, Angelo Alcala of Dallas; father, Gilbert Thornton of Irving; brother, Jerry and wife Hilda of Katy, Texas; nephews, Brent and wife Kristin of Denton, Texas, Ben and wife Elisa of Dallas, Texas, Daniel and wife Mallory of Katy, Texas; five great nieces and one great nephew. He is also survived by a large group of friends who loved him dearly. Terry was well known and respected by his peers in the fur and fashion industry. His last advice to his great-nephew, Jack, was "always tell the ones who help and provide for you "Thank You" and those that you love "I Love You"-- a creed by which he lived. Terry will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

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Published in Dallas Morning News on Jan. 28, 2011.
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April 9, 2011
Terry made my freshman year of college very special. Coming out back then was difficult, but he made it easy. Guess what, Terry! I found the man of my dreams, just like you!
Deena Gantt
March 26, 2011
To Angelo and Terry's family, I extend my heartfelt sympathy. Though I had not seen Terry in many years and we were in only very occasional contact, I remember him vividly and fondly from University of Texas days. He was quite special.
Ric Finch
February 25, 2011
Light breaks through...
I had the pleasure of knowing Terry in high school & was lucky enough to see him at our class reunion in 2009. He was just as gracious & kind as I remember. Please accept my condolences. We need more men like Terry in this world.
Cynthia Dixon
February 9, 2011
I haven't seen Terry in many, many years but I still think of him fondly in so many ways. When we were colleagues in Northbrook all those years ago it was fun, it was excitng, he was special. I used to describe my feelings about him as: when he walked into a room, the light went on, when he left, the light went out. Deep condolences to Angelo, family and friends. He was quite a man and I will never, never forget him. I guess that's how we keep wonderful people like Terry with us forever, by remebering. Love you, Terry. Twenty-five years haven't changed that.

Alix Salyers
January 29, 2011
My deepest condolences to Terry´s family and his friends. He will be missed around the world, where he had good friends. Descanse en paz.
Julio Suarez
January 29, 2011
To Angelo and the Thornton family we
extend our deepest sympathies. May God
give you peace at this difficult time.
Pat & Linda Keeling
January 28, 2011
My deepest condolonces to Terry's family and friends.
He will be missed.
Antonio Ceccarelli
Antonio Ceccarelli
January 28, 2011
Terry was such a giving person. He loved to baby people. He really cared about people and took the time to make them feel special. The world just lost a really pretty soul.
Pebbles Lee
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