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Michael Lee Thornsberry

September 9, 1971 November 6, 2009
Michael Lee Thornsberry
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THORNSBERRY, Michael Lee, age 38, of New Paris, passed away unexpectedly Friday, November 6, 2009. Michael was born in Troy, OH September 9, 1971 to Randy & Lynda (Cavender) Thornsberry, Graduated from Versailles High School, Class of 1989; was past president of FOP; member of the Buckeye Sheriff’s Assn.; past board member of the Northwest Fire & Ambulance District; past humane officer for Preble County; past officer for the Villages of New Madison & New Paris; past Chief of Police of Ansonia & Rossburg, OH; currently employed as Captain for the Preble County Sheriff’s Office. Preceded in death by his father, Randy Thornsberry, and grandmother, Thelma Thornsberry. Survived by his beloved wife of 17 years, Michelle (Gibbs) Thornsberry; 2 daughters, Allie Grace granddaughter, Jenna; mother, Lynda Thornsberry Daniel & husband, Harmon; 1 brother, Joseph & Amanda Thornsberry; grandparents, Omer & Donna Cavender, Selmer Thornsberry; mother-in-law & father-in-law, Don & Bernice Gibbs, sisters-in-law, Angela & husband, Chad Johnson, Donna & husband, Tom Regan, & a host of nieces, nephews, other family members and dear friends. Funeral service 1 P.M. Thursday at the Eaton Church of the Brethren, 813 Camden Road, Eaton, OH. Interment Springlawn Cemetery, New Paris, OH. Rev. Willard Cole officiating. Michael’s family will receive friends 3-8 P.M. Wednesday at the church. In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made to an educational fund that will be established for Michael’s daughter, Allie Grace. Arrangements by Girton Schmidt & Boucher Gard Funeral Home.

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