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Walter Lee Thunderburk

March 4, 1937 ~ May 16, 2018 (age 81)
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Walter Lee Thunderburk, 81, resident of the Dumas Community and beloved husband of Mattie Quinn Thunderburk, passed away unexpectedly of natural causes Wednesday afternoon May 16, 2018 at his residence.
  Funeral Services honoring the life of Mr. Thunderburk will be at 2 PM Saturday May 19 at Dumas Baptist Church with Bro. Bill Baker officiating assisted by Bro. Clay Stegall. Burial will follow in the Pine Grove Cemetery near Ripley. Arrangements will be provided by The Ripley Funeral Home.
  Born March 4, 1937 in Vernon, AL, he was the son of the late George W. and Rachel McDaniel Thunderburk. Mr. Thunderburk moved with his family at an early age to Nettleton, MS where he received his education. On January , 1960 he married the former Mattie Quinn, lifelong resident of the Dumas Community, who survives.
   A member of Dumas Baptist Church, Mr. Thunderburk was employed in the manufacturing industry in Tippah County for many years that included The Foot Caress Corporation and Woodcraft, Inc.
  An avid St. Louis Cardinal fan, Mr. Thunderburk will be remembered for his love of family, fishing and reading his Bible. He exemplified the term simple man-he never needed much nor did he ever want much. He leaves a legacy of love and great memories to his family , friends and community.
  Visitation for Mr. Thunderburk will continue today from 12 noon until service time at The Dumas Baptist Church.
  In addition to his wife of 58 years, he is survived by his children, Terry Thunderburk (Sharon), Jeff Thunderburk and Kim Reece (David) all of Dumas, two brothers, Carl Thunderburk (Lois) of Round Lake, IL and J.C. Thunderburk of Monte Vista, CA, four grandchildren, Ross Thunderburk, Samantha McAlexander, Ethan and Katie Reece, all of Dumas and five great grandchildren.

The family request that memorials be directed to Dumas Baptist Church, 3390 Hwy 370, Dumas, MS 38625.

The Ripley Funeral Home invites you to sign the guestbook and share memories.