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Joey Shane Thornburg

October 31, 1973 — May 22, 2024

Rich Hill, Missouri

Joey Shane Thornburg was born on October 31, 1973, 12 minutes after his twin brother, Jody at Butler Memorial Hospital to Edgar and Betty Ann Thornburg (Ryan). Joey passed away at Mercy Hospital in Joplin on May 22, 2024 at the age of 50 as a result of an automobile accident. 

He was a heavy equipment operator for 20 plus years at APAC and he continued his dirt working at Dirt Dynasty.

Joey treasured his family and friends. Dirt track racing was his passion. If you couldn't find him with family, you could find him racing, hunting, or fishing. Joey had a hard exterior, but if you had the pleasure of knowing him and loving him, there was nothing he wouldn't do for anyone. When he loved, he loved hard. 

He is survived by children: Courtney Terpening (husband Ethan) and Dakota Thornburg (wife Brhett), Gavin, Bradley, and Jace; his grandchildren: Courtlynn, Cannon, and Elsie Terpening, and Koleson Thornburg; his eight siblings: Jim, Edgar, Mike, Butch, Sandy, Kevin, Betty Ann, and twin brother Jody; lifelong friend Kevin Gregg; many nieces and nephews; and his dog Chevelle.

Funeral Service will be 5 pm Tuesday, May 28, 2024 at the Heuser Funeral Home, Rich Hill, Missouri.  Online condolences can be left at  
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Tuesday, May 28, 2024

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