John Earl Thornton

Current Address ... 180 Wesley Drive, Ozark AL 36360
Telephone ... 334-774-5577 (home) 850-547-9325 (work)
Email ... jthornton@westflorida.coop
Relationship Status ... Married
Occupation ... Supervisor, Communications, West Florida Electric Cooperative
Hobbies ... Fishing, Exercising
Interests ... Watching sports with my wife, Laura, yard work, traveling with Laura, time with our children and grandchildren, playing with our dog Vidailia
Education ... MDCC, A.A. Degree; MSU, B.A. Degree

St. Jo's 20th Reunion – 1988 (L to R) John Thorton, Delores Williamson Fratesi, Steve Fratesi, Rosalie Pruitt Thurman.
Laura and John Thornton - Electric Cooperative trip to Orange Beach, AL – 2001
Laura and John Thornton at Christmas party in Ozark AL - 2005
John Thornton at work, West Florida Electric Coop, Bonifay FL – 2007.
After high school I attended MDCC and graduated in 1970. I moved on to MSU where I graduated in 1972. I worked in management with two retail chain stores during the 70's. I married in 1978 and went to work for U.S. Congressman David Bowen (MS) and the House of Representatives in Washington, D.C. till 1984. During that year I began working for West Florida Electric Cooperative at their headquarters office in Graceville, Florida as Director of Communications and Member Services. I am currently Supervisor of Communications for West Florida Electric in their Bonifay office and have been with the cooperative for almost 25 years. I divorced in 1997 and began dating Laura (the love of my life)that same year. We married in May of 1999 and are getting better not older. Laura is a graduate of Troy University and currently works for Pea River Electric Cooperative in Ozark, Alabama where we have our home. I have five children from the previous marriage, Ted, Rod, April, Claire and Thomas. Laura has three children from a previous marriage, Katy, Sarah and Josh. We have four grandchildren, Brycen, Carson, Isabella and Brenlea Thornton. All of our children and grandchildren live within a 70 mile radius of us. They range in age from one to twenty-eight. We are blessed to have them so close.