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Thomas Frank Thornton

May 13, 1974 ~ April 5, 2017 (age 42)

Thomas Frank Thornton, 42, of Indianapolis, passed away at home with his family on Wednesday, April 5, 2017 after a 3 & ½ year battle with colon cancer.  He was born on May 13, 1974 to Col. John Clifford and Laura Olivia (Prinzi) Thornton in Montgomery, Alabama.  Tom received his bachelor’s degree from Florida State University and his Pharm.D. from Butler University.  He was a pharmacist with Kroger and has been in practice since 2003.  Tom was always thinking of others & we have asked that people perform random acts of kindness in his name to pay it forward.  He is survived by his loving wife, Julie K. (Knox) Thornton; children, Sydney and Sam Thornton; parents, Col. John C. and Laura O. Thornton; siblings, Bob Thornton (Cindy) and Amy Kay (Mike); maternal grandmother, Gertrude Prinzi and nieces and nephew.  A celebration of his life will take place in the near future.  In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the IU Simon Cancer Center for colon cancer research.  Please make checks payable to: IU Foundation and mail to: IUF PO BOX 7072 Indianapolis, IN 46207-7072.  Please indicate “In memory of Thomas Thornton” on the memo line.  Donations may also be made online at    Arrangements and care:  Lauck & Veldhof Funeral & Cremation Services.  To leave an online condolence:    

Charitable donations may be made to:

I.U. Simon Cancer Center for Colon Research
P.O. Box 7072, Indianapolis IN 46207-7072

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