Carl Lawrence Thorpe "Butch", 66, formerly of Commerce passed away on Sunday, October 18, 2015, in Greenville.
Carl was born in Commerce on December 19, 1948, to Opal Laverne McCannon Thorpe Vandergriff and H.W Thorpe. Carl enjoyed truck driving; he drove long haul for several years.
Carl was a proud United States Navy veteran. (Thank you for your service).
Survivors include his special friend of 26 years, Charlene Shinn of Commerce; his daughters: Christie Thorpe of Klondike, Jolene Hadley of Ohio and Jodi Charland of Trinity, Texas; his sons: Donald Shinn of Lone Oak, Todd Shinn of Commerce and Curtis Shinn of Commerce; his nine grandchildren; his one grandson on the way in February 2016; his five great-grandchildren; his extended family; several nieces and nephews; his sister, Jeanne Trentham of Greenville; and, his brother, Jerry Vandergriff of Commerce.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Opal and H.W. Thorpe; his step-father, Alfred Vandergriff; his brother, Bobby Vandergriff; his sister, Sue Vandergriff; and, his grandparents.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, November 21, 2015, at 2:00 p.m. at Ridgecrest Baptist Church in Commerce with Bro. R.J. Nanny officiating.
Mr. Thorpe will be interred at Dallas Fort Worth National Cemetery, 2000 Mountain Creek Pkwy, Dallas TX 75211, on Wednesday, December 9, 2015, at 12:30 p.m.
Saturday, November 21, 2015
Ridgecrest Baptist Church
918 Bishop Street
Commerce, Texas 75428
Wednesday, December 09, 2015
Dallas Fort Worth National Cemetery
2000 Mountain Creek Pkwy
Dallas, Texas 75211