KINGS MOUNTAIN -Darrell "Preacher" Thornburg, 60, resident of Kings Mountain, died Dec. 4, 2012 at his home. He was son of the late Rev. George Henry Thornburg and Billie Dean Bookout Thornburg. He was also preceded in death by his longtime companion, Wanda Jordan.
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Darrell was a Journeyman Iron Worker, a Native American enthusiast and a talented and creative craftsman.
He is survived by a son; Zachary Thornburg, Fountain Inn, S.C.; a daughter, Anna Fowler and husband Junior, Fountain Inn, S.C.; a step-son; Andy Lesley, Grovetown, Ga.; a brother, Mark S. Thornburg, Grover; a sister, Vickie Thornburg Hicks and husband Glenn, Kings Mountain; one grandchild, Ethan Fowler; two step-granchildren; Ryan Lesley and Taylor Lesley.
Visitation: The family will receive friends from 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Harris Funeral Home, Kings Mountain At other times at the home of the sister, Vickie Hicks, 406 Oak Grove Road, Kings Mountain
Funeral Service: 2 p.m. Tuesday at Ollie Harris Memorial Chapel, Kings Mountain
Officiated By: The Rev. Scott Hardin
Burial: Mountain Rest Cemetery
Funeral Home: Harris Funeral Home is serving the family
Memorials: May be made to Leukemia Society of America, North Carolina Chapter, 5624 Executive Center Drive, Charlotte, N.C., 28212-8832
Online Condolences: www.harrisfunerals.com
Published in Shelby Star on Dec. 9, 2012