"Dignity without compromise"

James W. Thornbrugh

James W. Thornbrugh, 67, a loving father, grandfather, and great grandfather passed away Sunday, April 13, 2003 in Tulsa Ok.

James was born on September 2, 1935 in Big Cabin, Oklahoma, the son of William and Inez Thornbrugh. He married Jeannette Dilley who preceded him in death on April 22, 2000. Besides his wife, his parents and one sister Jolene Griffith preceded him in death.

Survivors include fiancée Grace Adams, three sons; Kenneth Thornbrugh and fiancée Vicki Estes of Tulsa, Steve and wife Debbie Thornbrugh of Fort Gibson, Kevin and wife Jody Thornbrugh of Morris. Four sisters; Frances June Grounds of Dallas, Texas; Wanda and husband Allen Leibee of Houston, Texas; Rita and husband Mervin Wright of Owasso, Oklahoma; and Billie Sue and husband Ronnie of Salina, Oklahoma; ten grandchildren, four great grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews, friends and loved ones.

James owned and operated his own distributing business, was an avid golfer, well known in the Eastern Oklahoma retail food businesses and on all the golf courses.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, April 16, 2003 at Trinity Baptist Church in Morris, Oklahoma with Reverend Garnet Cole officiating. Interment will follow at Morris Cemetery with Ralph Fisher, Gary Watts, Jared Batterson, Derrell Griffith, Eugene (Bonnie) Thomas, and Doug Dugger serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers are Dude Faulkenberry, Barry Scott, Andy Hickman and Bob Winkle.

Services are under the direction of the McClendon-Winters Funeral Home of Morris. Visitation will be Tuesday from 10-8 PM at the funeral home.