Bacon attended early elementary school mainly in Buffalo, Iowa, some in Skyline, Missouri, and junior high at Liberty Faith in Norwood, Missouri. He then attended high school and graduated from Norwood High School.
Bacon was united in marriage to Melissa Ellis on May 20, 2015 in Cabool, Missouri.
Bacon loved being outdoors, going fishing, grilling, making “Uncle Bacon’s BBQ Sauce,” and sports. He attended First Day Free Will Baptist Church in Cabool, Missouri. Bacon loved the Lord and had a passion for his puppet ministry. His goal in life was to make sure he taught everyone about Jesus and prayed for everyone to know Jesus.
Bacon was preceded in death by two grandfathers, Hanford “Sonny” Dobbs and Glen Thornton; two step-grandfathers, Leon L. Patterson and Bob Scott; and a grandmother, Lois Dobbs.
He is survived by his wife, Melissa (Ellis) Thornton of the home; his father, Timothy Thornton Sr.; stepfather and mother, Jerry and Glenda Scott; grandmother, Wilda “Pat” Patterson of Molene, Illinois; step-grandmother, Zelpha Scott; three sons, Bryce Thornton of Tulsa, Oklahoma, JT Thornton of Mountain Grove, Missouri, and one son due in May; one stepson, Conner Ross; two stepdaughters, Addy and Kenzie of Mountain Grove, Missouri; six brothers, Les Duncan of Davenport, Iowa, Tim Thornton II and wife Heidi of Norwood, Missouri, Adam Thornton and wife Ruthie of Buffalo, Iowa, Jeff Thornton of Buffalo, Missouri, Jon Thornton of Buffalo, Missouri, and Jake Scott of Rogersville, Missouri; one sister, Nasha Lambert of Davenport, Iowa; numerous aunts and uncles; numerous nieces and nephews; and a host of other extended family members and friends.
Funeral services were held on Wednesday, January 20, 2016, at 10:00 a.m. at Craig-Hurtt Funeral Home with Pastor Randy Gaddis officiating. Pallbearers were Les Duncan, Tim Thornton, Adam Thornton, Jeff Thornton, Jon Thornton, and Jake Scott. Honorary pallbearers were Bryce Thornton, JT Thornton, Conner Ross, Shane Strunk, Luke Dobbs, Roger Wood, and Timmy Thornton. Burial was in Hillcrest Cemetery under the direction of Craig-Hurtt Funeral Home.
A memorial has been established for the family c/o the funeral home.