Tracy Lee Thorpe, a resident of Guyton, died Friday, Oct. 18, 2013 at his home. He was 57.
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Graveside services, with full military honors, were held Tuesday, Oct. 22, at 1 p.m. (CDT) in the Old Center United Methodist Church Cemetery, near Newville, Ala., with Rev. Brandon Bures officiating. Holman-Headland Mortuary, Headland, Ala., is in charge of arrangements. The family received friends following the services at the graveside.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Old Center United Methodist Cemetery Fund, c/o Priscilla Trawick, 4582 County Road 7, Newville, Ala. 36353.
Mr. Thorpe was born in Redlands, Calif., and was reared in various locations in the United States and was a graduate of Sidney Lanier High School in Montgomery. He moved to Guyton 10 years ago. Mr. Thorpe was retired from the United States Air Force with rank of master sergeant. After retirement, he was employed by RC Construction Company as a project manager. Mr. Thorpe was a member of the Old Center United Methodist Church. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Louie Tharpe and Izora Tharpe Cutchens.
Surviving relatives include his wife, Katosha Thompson Thorpe of Guyton; two daughters, Toni Thorpe of Pensacola, Fla., and Alana Warren of Guyton; two sons, Travis Thorpe of Lubbock, Texas, and Tucker Thorpe of Crestview, Fla.; his parents, Louis and Billie Ratliff Thorpe of Newville, Ala.; a step-daughter, Kimberly Newsome, and a step-son, Richard (Bo) Newsome, both of Guyton; two sisters, Tamera Trinkler (Bruno) of Marlton, N.J., and Treva Eddleman (James) of Meridian, Miss.; a brother, Taron Thorpe (Tammy) of Madison, Ala.; four grandchildren; maternal grandparents, Olan and Lena Williams of Newville; aunts, Juanita Tew, Inez Smith and Dale Ratliff; uncle, Larry Ratliff (Pat); several nieces, nephews and cousins.
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Published in Effingham Herald from Nov. 5 to Dec. 5, 2013