Longtime MSU Spartan fan Dallas Thornton passes away

His story captivated Spartan Nation as his beloved Spartans won the Big Ten Championship a week after visiting him on his death bed. He rallied for awhile but couldn’t hang on quite long enough to see his Spartans in the 100th edition of the Rose Bowl.

“My mom, Katie Thornton, has asked me to let all of you know that my dad went to heaven tonight at 6:30,” Dallas’ daughter, Kelli Thornton-Miller said tonight. “He isn’t suffering anymore. He is with my brother Tony and his parents. Please pray for us and especially for my mom. They would’ve been married 50 years in April.”

RIP, Dallas Thornton.

As you said up to the very end… Go Green.

Dallas Thornton

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  • Terry L Hart

    What a man Dallas Thornton was! Me and my company worked with Dallas and his for over 30 years. Dallas and I spent many a day running together on the River Trail. We dined together. He truly was a great person and will be sorely missed. Terry L Hart.