Kenneth (Kenny) Todd Virden, age 52, residing in Amarillo, TX passed away Friday evening at home, April 21, 2023.
A memorial service will be held 10 A.M., Saturday, April 29, 2023, at Boxwell Brothers Funeral Home, 2800 Paramount Blvd., Amarillo, TX.
Kenny was born in Plainview, TX on March 18, 1971. He graduated from Gruver High School. Kenny probably spent 33 years working in the operating room formerly as a surgical technologist and most recently as a surgical first assistant specializing in cardiothoracic surgeries. Kenny became a social media entity while sharing his fears and hopes, and everyday struggles. After being diagnosed with terminal brain cancer he enjoyed the little things in life and had many interests. Some of his hobbies through the years included snow skiing, fishing, random road trips, restoring a truck with his daughter and father-in-law, and reading, but nothing compared to his greatest love—music. His favorites pastime was listening to and watching his daughter and friends perform on the weekends. Kenny loved, and supported the things and people he believed in. Whether it was his gym, his musician friends, a friend opening in route a new restaurant, with great food, or just some gadget he bought and fell in love with, Kenny made it a personal mission to make sure everyone knew about it/them.
Kenny is preceded in death by his grandparents JT and Faye Yates, and Mary and Arthur Virden. He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Julie Ann; his children, Harlee, Brian, and Quen, wife, Katie; his parents, Jerry, and Judy; sisters, Dee Burks, and Cindy and her husband, Joe Joe Naval; three grandsons, Cooper, Milo, and Riyo; and five nieces and three nephews.