LANEXA-James Isaac Thorpe, 86, went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on September 17th at Williamsburg Sentara Medical Center.
Jim was a Navy veteran of 20 years, serving his country during WWII. He retired in 1986 from the NWS Fire Department. He enjoyed raising chickens to show at the Va. State Fair, and foxhunting was his favorite pastime.
He was preceded in death by his son James Maurice Thorpe of San Francisco, CA.
Those left to cherish his loving memory are his wife of 61 years, Mary Ruth Thorpe of the home, Jeffrey Thorpe of White Plains, MD, Pamela Thorpe Williams of Zhengzhou China, and Patricia Thorpe Wallace of Hamilton, Ontario; 6 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; one sister Lucille Thorpe Phillips of Waynesville, NC.
Funeral services will be held at Olive Branch Christian Church, between Norge and Toano, VA Thursday, September 20th at 10:30 am. Viewing will be at 9:30 am prior to the service. Burial will be in the family plot at Old Field Cemetery, Sylva, NC.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Olive Branch Christian Church, 7643 Richmond Rd, Williamsburg, VA 23188.