617. Homer Horace Thorp was born on 19 Jun 1907 in Austin, Travis County, Texas. He died on 8 Apr 1983 in Big Spring, Howard County, Texas.(87) He was buried in Trinity Memorial Park Cemetery, Howard County, Texas.

Mr. Thorp attended Big Spring public schools, and was a farmer.

From the Big Spring Newspaper, April 9, 1983:

Homer Thorp

Homer Thorp, 75 of Big Spring, died Friday morning in a local hospital following a lengthy illness.

Services will be at I I a.m. Monday at Nalley Pickle Rosewood Chapel with the Rev. W. O. Rucker, pastor of Wesley United Methodist Church, officiating.

Burial, with Masonic graveside rites, will be in Trinity Memorial Park under the direction of Nalley-Pickle Funeral Home.

,He was born on June 19 1907, in Austin. He came to Big Spring as a child with his parents, John and Sarah Ettie Thorp. He attended Big Spring schools. He was a retired farmer.

He married Lillie Treadaway. She died in January 1964. He married Altie Hooser on Sept. 21, 1968, in Houston.

He was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church and Staked Plains Lodge 598 A. F. and A.M. and the Big Spring chapter 178 R.A.M.

He was a member of the Big Spring council 117 R. and S.M., Big Spring Commandry 31, and was a Shriner. He was a Veteran of World War II, having served in the Army. He was awarded a Bronze Star and a Purple Heart.

He is survived by his wife of Big Spring, a foster son, John Dunbar of the home; three step-sons. Preston Dunbar of Midland, Doyle …; sisters ….. Thorp and Kittie Dennis, and a brother, Ralph Thorp.

Pallbearers will be Larry Sneed, Joe Gray, Jimmy Daniels, Joe Phemister, Gene Bronaugh and Bill Brown.


Homer Thorp, age 75, died Friday morning in a local hospital. Funeral Services will be 11:00. A.M. Monday at Nalley-Pickle Rosewood Chapel. Interment will be in Trinity Memorial Park.

He was married to Lillie Jane Treadaway in 1960. Lillie Jane Treadaway died on 22 Jan 1968 in Howard County, Texas. (87)

He was married to Altie Pearl Byerly Hooser on 21 Sep 1968 in Howard County, Texas.(744) Altie Pearl Byerly Hooser was born on 17 Apr 1909. She died on 3 Apr 1990 in Howard County, Texas.(87)