Bobby Lyens Thornberry, 81
Bobby Lyens Thornberry, 81, husband of Shirley Ann Hyatt Thornberry, passed away Saturday, May 13, 2017, at Baptist Health Lexington. Born August 29, 1935, in Anderson County, Bobby was the son of the late John Franklin Thornberry and Anna Belle Ward Thornberry.
Bobby proudly served his country during the Korean War as a Staff Sergeant in the U.S. Air Force. He retired following 29½ years as an employee with Wild Turkey Distillery. More importantly, Bobby served his Savior as a member and elder of the Alton Christian Church.
He also served his community by serving as Commander of the American Legion Post #34, Area "B" Vice Commander for the State of Kentucky, current American Legion Department of Kentucky Chaplain, Past District Commander for 7 years, a member of Frankfort Post #40 and #8, a member of the Alton Ruritan Club, and a former March of Dimes volunteer. Bobby was also a long time member of the Kentucky Association of Fairs and Horse Shows, as well as a valued member of the Anderson County Fair and Horse Show at Lawrenceburg. He was a long time atendee of the KAFHS convention in Louisville.
Along with his wife Shirley, Bobby is survived by three step-sons, James Dudley (Minnie) Davenport and Luther Allen (Ann) Davenport, both of Lawrenceburg, and Barry (Barbara) Estes of Lexington; 12 grandchildren, Hope Durr, Jimmy Dean (Ashley) Durr, Dana (Alan) Robinson, Tiffany Davenport, Heather Faye Davenport, Allen Davenport, Doran Kurtis (Chelsea) Davenport, Haven and Hailey Davenport, Jackie (Shane) Cummins, Jodi (Lane) Hume, and Joseph Adams; numerous great grandchildren; and a sister-in-law, Janie Thornberry.
He was predeceased by a great granddaughter, Brook Durr, his sisters, Mary McDonald, Gladys Payne, and Osie Bowman, and his brothers, John Lewis, Jack, Leon, and James Thornberry.
Funeral services were held on Thursday, May 18, 2017, at Ritchie & Peach Funeral Home led by Bro. Noal Cotton, Jr. Burial with military honors following in the Lawrenceburg Cemetery. Honors were provided by the U.S. Air Force.
Memorials in memory of Bobby Thornberry are suggested to Veteran's Wall of Honor, c/o Shirley Thornberry, 1451 Harrodsburg Road, Lawrenceburg.