James Wesley "Jim" Luginbyhl, 60, died January 10, 2019 at his home. Funeral service will be 2:00 p.m. Monday at Grace Church. Military graveside rites will follow at Westlawn Memorial Park under the direction of Minton Chatwell Funeral Directors of Borger. The family will welcome friends from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. on Sunday at the funeral home.
Jim was born January 20, 1958 in Borger to Robert Luginbyhl and Irene Johnson Luginbyhl. He graduated Texas Tech University in 1980, received his Master's degree from the Air Force Institute of Technology and then his PHD from Kennedy-Western University. He married Debbie Odom May 12, 1978 in Amarillo and they have lived in Hutchinson County for 29 years and Borger for the past six years. They raised cattle and lived on the L Bar Ranch for 23 years. Jim was an Environmental Superintendent for Chevron Phillips and was a Captain in the Air Force. He loved and enjoyed his family, grandchildren and camping in Colorado. Jim was proud of being an Eagle Scout and believed fully in education.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his two sisters Joyce Luginbyhl and Kathie Elkins.
Jim is survived by his wife of forty years Debbie, his two sons James A. Luginbyhl and his wife Elizabeth of Richardson, TX and Kyle Luginbyhl and his wife Carla of Gilbert, AZ and his daughter Amy Cheatwood and her husband Alton of Borger, his sister Glynna Armstrong of Amarillo and six grandchildren; Jace Luginbyhl, Dylan Miner, Hanna Luginbyhl, Madelyn Luginbyhl, Jamie Cheatwood and Kaitlynn Cheatwood.
Debbie & Family, David & I are so sorry to hear about Jim. The times we got to be around him in Carlsbad we were impressed and really liked him. Debbie, you are close to my heart and in my prayers in the months and years to come.
Alison BryantBrownwood, TX
Luginbybl family, so very sorry for your loss. You're all in our thoughts and prayers. Sorry we couldn't be there to honor Jim's life. Please let us know if we can do anything for you.
Adair WinterAmarillo, TX
On behalf of Jim's colleagues and friends at Chevron Phillips, we want to convey our condolences. Jim was a highly valued member of our plant family and he will be greatly missed. His story and strength have been inspirational for many of us.
Dirk Vergaelen, Plant Manager Chevron PhillipsBorger, TX
Thoughts and prayers are with you and the family. God Bless! 😢
Joann TannerStinnett, TX
So sorry for your loss i remember Jim in school smart man & very friendly.
We will meet again in heaven my friend.
Gerald W BurrowVega, TX
Sorry to hear of your loss. Mr.Luginbyl was an awesome person! Prayers for your family!
Love you all!
Kerrie ReamBorger, TX
Debbie we are sorry for your loss. Jim was a sweet man. Praying for you and your sweet children. May God’s sweet presence bring you peace and comfort now and in the days ahead. Love & Prayers
Gary & Debbie BrewerBorger, TX
Debbie, You are in our thoughts and prayers. God has received Jim home. Rest in Peace.
Cheryl FisherFritch, TX
My thoughts and prays are with you and your family.
Wanda RedwineSpearman, TX
Thinking of you, Debbie & family!
Barbara Jo ChristianAmarillo, TX
Debbie, so sorry for your loss. Praying for you and your family during this difficult time. I feel very blessed to have met Jim. His beautiful spirit shone through his beautiful smile.
Denise SissonBorger, TX
So sorry for your loss! He was a good man! May the peace of God consume you!
Vickie ChumleyCLEBURNE, TX
Debbie, please know that you and your family are in our prayers! Love you and trusting that our father, God will hold you close and give you peace of mind and rest for your body and soul! Love and prayers, Linda J Skiles
Linda J SkilesFort Smith, AR
We are so sorry for your loss. We are thinking of you and praying for you!
Harold and Sara BumgarnerBorger, TX
Debbie I pray God just flow the spirit of peace through you and family. So deeply sorry but I know he is in no more pain. I am here if you need someone to talk to. Love and prayer to all.God give you peace and comfort.
Tresa GarrardStinnett, TX
Debbie, I am so very sorry for your loss. Prayers for peace and comfort for you and your family for the days ahead!
Sherri boydBorger, TX
Debbie my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. You know I'm here for you anytime you need me just call me day or night . I know how hard this is for you ..... I love you girl.
Darlene CainSanford, TX
Debbie and family...I am so very sorry for your loss. I try and try to think of what to say that doesn't make sound ignorant. I pray God will wrap you in his arms and cover you with love that will comfort you as you try to walk this next chapter in your lives. I know you are strong lady and I know that you loved Jim with all your heart and sole. I pray that God will take your had and help guide you. I also pray you will feel Jim when it is important that you need him at that time. I love you and Jim and pray for the best for you two...
Karen Whitehead KelinFlippin, AR
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I am praying for you and your family. I wish I could be there during this time.
Amanda DukeBorger, TX
Debbie thinking of you and your family. Jim was such a fighter may he Rest In Peace.
Marie T. FalconBorger, TX
Our love & prayers are with you. May God cover you with the peace & comfort of His boundless love & His faithful presence with you.
Carol Jarvis PackStinnett, TX
I am so sorry to to hear of this! You are in my thoughts & prayers.
Lacey YakeSTINNETT, TX
Our thoughts are with you.
Billy & Staci DavisBorger, TX
Lifting up this sweet family in prayer. May God wrap his arms around each of you and give you comfort and peace. Love and hugs for this family.
Cathy HuntBorger, TX
I’m sooo sorry to hear about Mr. Luginbyhl!!! Many prayers to y’all.
Malani Heyman and familyAmarillo, TX
You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Eric and Debbie ForsethBorger, TX
I am lifting you and your family in my prayers during this difficult time. I have always admired your strength and I am asking God to give you even more. May he fill your heart with His love and peace. Your friend in Christ, Carla Flanagin
Carla FlanaginBorger, TX
Prayers for comfort this sweet family.
Nona ComptonBorger, TX