Michael Lee Thornton, 40, passed away in his home on Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018. He is survived by his mother, Leda Wetherington; sisters, Jessica and Kim Wetherington and Heather Thornton; as well as a niece, Cassandra Wetherington and a nephew, Baxter Wetherington; in addition to many friends and family.  
Michael was born in Phoenix, Ariz., on May 20, 1977. He graduated from Ringling High School and joined the Navy not long after. While in the Navy, Michael earned several commendations and medals and took great pride in what he was able to contribute to his country. After the Navy, Michael went to work for Schlumberger, where he worked up until going into business for himself a couple of years ago. He was truly an asset no matter what he endeavored to do.
Michael was a lover of old country music, southern Texas rock and too much more to even  name. He loved his friends and family and enjoyed spending nights barbecuing, hanging out and listening to great music. He touched everyone’s life that he came across and will be greatly missed.  
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Jan. 30, 2018, at Bill Merritt Funeral Home, 6201 N.W. 39th Expressway, Bethany, OK 73008.