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Kenneth Wayne Thornburg

October 15, 1948 ~ February 13, 2024 (age 75) 75 Years Old

Kenneth Thornburg Obituary

Kenneth Wayne Thornburg, a lifelong resident of Lubbock, TX, gained his wings on February 13, 2024, at the age of 75. Born on October 15, 1948, to Roy Edward Thornburg and Irene Cordie Thornburg.

Kenneth was a devoted father to daughters, Heather Thornburg (Joseph Matyus) and Hollie Thornburg (Cecil Martinez). He cherished his role as a grandfather to Jacob Newburn (Makayla Newburn) and Hannah Halter (Caleb Halter).

With over 20 years of sobriety, Kenneth dedicated himself to service in Alcoholics Anonymous, where he sponsored many and found purpose in helping others. A man of compassion, he volunteered at the Faith Center, generously driving men to their AA meetings.

A graduate of Texas Tech University in 1971 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Kenneth went on to become a successful business owner of a janitorial supplies business in Lubbock.

Known for his love of laughter, Kenneth was a jokester who enjoyed life to the fullest. Whether he was fishing, watching baseball and football, or spending time with family, you could often find him with a bowl of chocolate ice cream and a Dr. Pepper in hand.

Kenneth was preceded in death by his mother Irene, father Roy, brother Roy Jr., sister Linda Freeman, and beloved dog Rusty. He is survived by his daughters Heather and Hollie, grandchildren Jacob and Hannah, and two sisters Elizabeth Eustace and Becky Grant.

The pallbearers who will carry Kenneth to his final resting place are Caleb Halter, Cecil Martinez, Joseph Matyus, Zachary Matyus, Robert Newburn, and Steven Martinez. Honorary Pallbearers include Nathanial Martinez and Jacob Newburn.

May his spirit soar as he reunites with those who went before him.

The family expresses heartfelt gratitude to the staff at Lakeridge Nursing Home for providing love and care to Kenneth for many years.

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Services

Visitation
Friday
February 16, 2024

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Agape Funeral Chapel

Graveside Service
Saturday
February 17, 2024

11:00 AM
Resthaven Cemetery

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