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.
Published in Dallas Morning News on Jan. 28, 2011.