Sandy Kay Thorp, 58, of rural Grand Pass, died Saturday, Aug. 13, 2005, at the home of his son in rural Waverly.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, Aug. 15, at First United Methodist Church in Marshall. William W. Harlow officiated. Pallbearers were Aaron Martin, Jeff Hilbrenner, Jason Hilbrenner, Shana Marie Martin, Lee Thorp, Kenzie Thorp, Cole Martin and Molly Ann Thorp. Honorary pallbearers were John Schick, Bob Tharp, Leo "Sonny" Hadaller and Francis "Squeaky" Stockman. Burial with graveside military rites was in Ridge Park Cemetery in Marshall. Memorials are suggested to the family's choice.
Born July 15, 1947, in Marshall, he was the son of John H. Thorp Jr., who survives of Grand Pass, and the late Virginia L. "Jenny" Gorman Thorp. He had lived in the Grand Pass community most of his life, also living in Cameron. He was a member of Grand Pass United Methodist Church. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War, serving from 1969 to 1971, and he received the Army commendation for personal excellence, the Bronze Star and the Purple Heart. He was a member of Malta Bend American Legion Post 558 and the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He enjoyed hunting and fishing.
Additional survivors include one son, Matthew T. Thorp and wife Sherry of rural Waverly; one daughter, Danielle Thorp of Kansas City; two brothers, Tim Thorp and wife Phyllis of rural Grand Pass and Kelly Thorp and wife Harriet of rural Grand Pass; two sisters, Chris Martin of Humble, Texas, and Becky Thorp of Calgary, Alberta, Canada; stepmother, June Thorp of rural Grand Pass; two grandchildren, William Tate Thorp and Colby Dale Lightfoot; special companion Becky Burkhart; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by one brother, Matthew Thorp, in infancy.
Additional information provided per family recompense.