Kenneth (Kenny) Todd Virden


Kenneth Todd Virden
Kenneth Todd Virden

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.

6 Replies to “Kenneth (Kenny) Todd Virden”

  1. I only worked in Amarillo for six months as a travel.nurse. but Kenny was a wonderful person and great to work with. So sad for his loss. Rip big guy

  2. I was a house supervisor for many years, and it never mattered what time or why i would call Kenny, he was always gracious and prompt! So sorry for the loss the world suffered at his loss; he was a great guy!

  3. You are all in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
    Karen Cowell Starkey
    GHS Class of ‘83


  5. Hello my condolences to all of you Kenny was a inspiration l followed him on tic toc for a long time he was a strong man he fought to the end and was so humble I’m so sorry for your loss!

  6. Kenny was loved and respected by many people. I had the pleasure of working with him in neuro. He was competent, efficient, and a fun guy to have in your room. His legacy will live on. My condolences to Julie, Harlee, and the rest of the family.

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