He was born February 20, 1960 in Pratt, Kansas son of Patsy & Hillard Thornton.
He graduated from Atchison high school. He worked in the construction industry. He was a Christian.
Mitchell was preceded in death by his parents.
He is survived by his children, Mitchell Thornton Jr., Justin (Ashley) Thornton, Brittany Thornton, Almario Thornton, Almando Thornton, Chartonia Morrison, Charmica Morrison and God daughter, Genilda Morrison, grandchildren, Isaiah Thornton, and Arianna Alders, three brothers, Hillard Thornton Jr, Jed Thornton, Ronnie Thornton and Dale Thornton, two sisters, Rexanna Harvey and Georgetta Cooper.
He will be cremated under the direction of the Rupp Funeral Home. A Memorial service will be scheduled for a later date. Memorials are requested to the Mitchell Lee Thornton, Sr. Memorial Fund in care of the Rupp Funeral Home.