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Mr. William (Bill) S. Thorpe Jr., son of the late William Thorpe Sr. and Helen Thorpe was born September 9, 1946 in Fayetteville, Arkansas.  The family moved to Roanoke Rapids, NC when young Bill was just three years’ old, Bill remained in Roanoke Rapids for the rest of his days except for a few years he resided in Richmond, VA.  

He was united in matrimony to Ms. Sally Ann Goodwyn of Emporia, VA on July the 5th 1969.  

Bill and Sally enjoyed their union of 47 years.

Bill was an entrepreneur in the Insurance and Real estate industry, founder and owner of Thorpe Insurance and Realty in Roanoke Rapids. In his earlier days he was active in the scouts as an eagle scout and a scout camp counselor. Later in life he was an avid fisherman and sportsman. Bill departed this life Tuesday, November 1st at Halifax Regional Medical Center in Roanoke Rapids, NC.

His life will forever be remembered in the lives of his spouse Sally Ann Thorpe and his children: Daniel Thorpe of Roanoke Rapids, Lynn Killgore of Annapolis MD, Stuart Thorpe, and Brian Thorpe both of Roanoke Rapids NC; five grandchildren, and two great grandchildren.

A graveside service will be held at 11:00 am Friday, November 4, 2016, at Cedarwood Cemetery with Rev. Randy Martin officiating.

Arrangements are in the care of Wrenn, Clarke, & Hagan Funeral and Cremation Service.


                                                       WORDS OF APPRECIATION

             We appreciate the kind words, support, and acts of kindness during the illness and

             passing of our husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather extended to our

             family. Your prayers and all expressions of love and sympathy are greatly appreciated.

            The family requests in lieu of flowers or gift items, donations in honor of Bill be made

            to your church or favorite charity.  

                                                                                                          The Thorpe Family

1015 West 5th Street

Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870


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