Obituaries/Roy Thorpe, Jr.

Roy Thorpe, Jr.

May 18, 1946
August 11, 2019
Age 73

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He was a wonderful and devoted father. He was the type of guy that would stop by the fast-food drive-thru to get his dog a sandwich. If I dropped a carton of eggs, then he would make “egg pizza”. I liked hearing him retelling historical stories and pondering about politics. He loved to wash my car. If the house smelled like Liquid Gold Wood Cleaner, then I knew my dad was around. He will be missed.
- Laura - Robinson

Roy came to the open house at Epiphany Catholic Middle School and decided that he would like to volunteer as a LAX coach for the fledgling boys LAX team. He was truly special. For 3 years he dedicated his life to helping nurture the young men at Epiphany and you knew he was special. What a wonderful legacy knowing you helped other young people to achieve success in a sport you loved so dearly. God will have a LAX team.
- Frank - Passarelli

Dad, I'm so grateful that you were my father. I have so many wonderful memories of spending time with you, including boating on Smith Mountain Lake, riding horses (especially your encouragement to get back up when I fell off), snorkeling, canoeing and woodworking. I will love and miss you always and forever. Love, Jennifer
- Jennifer - Thorpe

I was very saddened to read of Roy’s passing in the bar association magazine. We were best friends in law school and thereafter but lost contact when he left the Blacksburg area. My sympathy to Karen and the family. Roy was a great lawyer and a great pers
- Hon. Gene A. Woolard