James Wesley "Jim" Luginbyhl
January 20, 1958  -  January 10, 2019

James Wesley "Jim" Luginbyhl

Friends Gathering
Minton Chatwell Funeral Directors
314 S. Hedgecoke
Borger, TX  79007
Sunday, January 13, 2019
2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m.
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Funeral Service
Grace Church
401 Gardner
Borger, TX  79007
Monday, January 14, 2019
2:00 p.m.
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Westlawn Memorial ParkH
8745 Hwy 136 - 6 Miles West of Borger
Borger, TX  79007
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I served in the Air Force.

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.


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  1. Alison Bryant
    Brownwood, TX

    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.

  2. Adair Winter
    Amarillo, 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.

  3. Dirk Vergaelen, Plant Manager Chevron Phillips
    Borger, 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.

  4. Joann Tanner
    Stinnett, TX

    Thoughts and prayers are with you and the family. God Bless! 😢

  5. Gerald W Burrow
    Vega, TX

    So sorry for your loss i remember Jim in school smart man & very friendly.
    We will meet again in heaven my friend.

  6. Kerrie Ream
    Borger, TX

    Sorry to hear of your loss. Mr.Luginbyl was an awesome person! Prayers for your family!
    Love you all!

  7. Gary & Debbie Brewer
    Borger, 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

  8. Cheryl Fisher
    Fritch, TX

    Debbie, You are in our thoughts and prayers. God has received Jim home. Rest in Peace.

  9. Wanda Redwine
    Spearman, TX

    My thoughts and prays are with you and your family.

  10. Barbara Jo Christian
    Amarillo, TX

    Thinking of you, Debbie & family!

  11. Denise Sisson
    Borger, 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.

  12. Vickie Chumley

    So sorry for your loss! He was a good man! May the peace of God consume you!

  13. Linda J Skiles
    Fort Smith, AR

    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

  14. Harold and Sara Bumgarner
    Borger, TX

    We are so sorry for your loss. We are thinking of you and praying for you!

  15. Tresa Garrard
    Stinnett, 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.

  16. Sherri boyd
    Borger, TX

    Debbie, I am so very sorry for your loss. Prayers for peace and comfort for you and your family for the days ahead!

  17. Darlene Cain
    Sanford, 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.

  18. Karen Whitehead Kelin
    Flippin, AR

    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...

  19. Amanda Duke
    Borger, TX

    Dear Debbie,
    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.

  20. Marie T. Falcon
    Borger, TX

    Debbie thinking of you and your family. Jim was such a fighter may he Rest In Peace.

  21. Carol Jarvis Pack
    Stinnett, TX

    Our love & prayers are with you. May God cover you with the peace & comfort of His boundless love & His faithful presence with you.

  22. Lacey Yake

    I am so sorry to to hear of this! You are in my thoughts & prayers.

  23. Billy & Staci Davis
    Borger, TX

    Our thoughts are with you.

  24. Cathy Hunt
    Borger, 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.

  25. Malani Heyman and family
    Amarillo, TX

    I’m sooo sorry to hear about Mr. Luginbyhl!!! Many prayers to y’all.

  26. Eric and Debbie Forseth
    Borger, TX

    You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  27. Carla Flanagin
    Borger, TX

    Dear Debbie
    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

  28. Nona Compton
    Borger, TX

    Prayers for comfort this sweet family.

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