September 30, 1936 - February 7, 2021
James O. Thornburg, 84, of New Castle passed away Sunday, February 7, 2021 at I.U. Health Ball Memorial Hospital. He was born September 30, 1936 in New Lisbon, IN, a son of the late William Seth and Thelma I. (Rummel) Thornburg. Jim retired from Ford Motor Co. in Indianapolis following 31 years of service, and later worked part-time at Dollar General in New Castle. He also served in the Army National Guard. A 50-year member of the New Castle Masonic Lodge, he had served as past Master. Always happy and friendly, Jim enjoyed playing harmonica, building birdhouses and helping out at his church, the Grand Avenue Baptist Church. He leaves to cherish his memory, two sons, Mike (Dena) Thornburg and Mark (Kim) Thornburg, both of New Castle; a granddaughter, Michelle Thornburg of Indianapolis; a sister, Bonnie Dirks of California; two brothers, William (Sue) Thornburg of Spiceland and Jack (Bonnie) Thornburg of Missouri; several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Sue Ellen (Brown) Thornburg. Services will be at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, February 13, 2021 at Hinsey-Brown Funeral Service in New Castle with Pastor Charles Dugger officiating. The service will begin with Masonic services provided by the New Castle Lodge #91. Services will be livestreamed. Burial will follow in Fall Creek Friends Cemetery near Pendleton. Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. until time of service Saturday at the funeral home. Due to the Governor’s mandate, facial coverings and social distancing is required. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the New Castle/Henry County First Aid Unit, 1315 “I” Ave., New Castle, IN 47362. You may share a condolence or memory of Jim at www.hinsey-brown.com. ***You may view the service live by Clicking Here.
James O. Thornburg, 84, of New Castle passed away Sunday, February 7, 2021 at I.U. Health Ball Memorial Hospital. He was born September 30, 1936 in New Lisbon, IN, a son of the late William Seth and Thelma I. (Rummel) Thornburg. Jim retired... View Obituary & Service Information