Matthew Alan "Matt" Thornberry

Matthew Alan "Matt" Thornberry, 34, of Battletown, passed away Wednesday, April 10, 2013.

Matt was born Nov. 16, 1978, in Hawthorne, Nev., to William D. "Bill" and Sharon Bostic Thornberry. Matt was a graduate of Meade County High School class of '98, a carpenter by trade and an avid outdoorsman. "He loved spending time with his family and friends, never knew a stranger and was generous and kindhearted."

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Gladys and Lynn Bostic; an uncle, James Bostic; and a cousin, U.S. Army Sgt. Kenneth Bostic.

He is survived by his parents, Bill and Sharon Thornberry of Vine Grove; his soul mate Brandi Wright; his grandmother, June Thornberry-Raine of Elizabethtown; eight aunts, Susie (Bob) Spencer, Kathy (Clint) Schaffrick, Lisa (Dan) Pawley, Jo Ellen Mackey, Patricia Stoddard, Patty Thyne, Barbara Pye and Florence (Gene) Laca; and extended family including David and Vanessa Wright and Mamaw Donnie Curl.

The family has chosen cremation and a private memorial service will be at a later date.

Bruington-Jenkins-Sturgeon Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation at: JDRF, 26 Broadway, 14th Floor, New York, NY 10004.

Funeral Home

198 LAWRENCE STREET  Brandenburg, KY 40108
(270) 422-2115
Published in The News-Enterprise on Apr. 14, 2013