George L. Thorpe Sr.

Published 4:05 pm Wednesday, October 23, 2019

NEWSOMS — George Lee Thorpe Sr., 81, passed away on Oct. 22, 2019, in his home.

George L. Thorpe Sr.

George was a lifelong resident of Southampton County, and was a son of the late John Blount Thorpe and Rebecca Rudy Thorpe.

A longtime Southampton County farmer, he was also the founder of AG Suppliers and Thorpe Peanut Company. He was a former Virginia National Guardsman and a member of Barnes United Methodist Church. He had served on the board of directors of Virginia National Bank and Sovran Bank in Boykins.

Left to cherish his memory are a daughter, Holly Candice Thorpe (Husein) of Arizona; three sons, Barry Kent Thorpe, George Lee Thorpe Jr. (Jill) and Kyle Lee Thorpe (Mary), all of Newsoms; two sisters, Nancy T. Daisey and Mary Ann T. Carman (Charles), both of Nellysford, Virginia; and one brother, John Blount Thorpe III of Newsoms; 10 grandchildren, Ryan, Jessica, Sydney, Sarah, Haleigh, Lee, Karter, Kolton, Paisley and Willow; two great-grandchildren, Ethan James Leonard and Eli Thorpe; dear friend, Cindy Wade; and George’s caregiver, Nancy Marchand.

The graveside service took place at 2 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 25, in Hollywood Cemetery with the Rev. Penny Rasnake and the Rev. Kenneth Williams officiating.

The family did receive friends on Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. in Wright Funeral Home, Franklin, and suggests that memorial donations be made to the American Cancer Society.