Robert Samuel Thorpe, Sr.

  • BORN: April 8, 1937
  • DIED: July 8, 2013
  • LOCATION: Gainesville, Virginia

Robert Samuel Thorpe, Sr. 76, of Catharpin, VA.
Born in Gainesville, VA April 8, 1937. Owner of Thorpe Construction.

Robert was a hard worker and good provider for his family. He would always say "I'll take care of it" when there was a problem. He liked NASCAR, Hank Williams, and gardening. He was still going up till the end and enjoyed helping his sons and grandchildren. He had a straight eye for things and didn't leave anything half done.

He is preceded in death by his parents Norman and Vernie Thorpe, 2 brothers: Cornelius and Edward (Joan) Thorpe, Sister Dorothy Ruth Buel (Wyman) and granddaughter Makayla Joy Thorpe.

He is survived by his dedicated wife of 53 years Virginia Thorpe; 2 sons, Robert Jr., (Deborah) of Catharpin, Dwayne Thomas (Becky) of Haymarket; seven grandchildren, Jeremy (Trish), Melissa, Joshua, Shawna, Madison Thorpe, Taylor and Kelsey Goodwin. 2 great-grandchildren, Chase and Savannah Thorpe.; Brothers Powell of Woodstock, VA, Aubrey (Wanda) of Hoadley, VA; sisters Matilda (Cecil) Posey of Hague, VA, Judith (Mike) Broyhill of Hoadley, VA Wanda (Lewis) Bowman of Manassas, VA and Debra (Charlie) Wilkinson of Nokesville, VA; 13 nieces and nephews; 22 great nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, July 11, 2013 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Pierce Funeral Home, 9609 Center Street, Manassas, VA. Funeral services will be held on Friday, July 12, 2013 at 1:30 PM with a visitation from 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM at Gainesville United Methodist Church, 13710 Milestone Court, Gainesville, VA 20155 with Rev. John Patterson officiating. Interment will follow at Stonewall Memory Gardens, Manassas, VA.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to: Pancreatic Cancer(


“ i will miss my uncle robert forever. i am very happy visited with him last june 21 and long hours. ”

Posted by: kaye shaw buel - naples, FL

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