612. John William Thorp
Jr. was born on 29 Nov 1917 in Big Spring, Howard County, Texas. He
died on 26 May 1986 in Big Spring, Howard County, Texas.
(76) He was buried in Mount Olive Memorial Park, Big Spring, Texas.
From the Big Spring Newspaper, May 28, 1986:
J.W. Thorp, Jr.
Services for J. W. Thorp Jr., 68, will be at 10 am. Saturday at Myers and Smith
Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Logan Peterson, pastor of Baptist Temple Church,
officiating. He died Monday at his home, 1908 Thorp, following a sudden illness.
Burial will be at Mount Olive Memorial Park.
Thorp was born Nov. 28, 1917, in Big Spring. He married Hazel Stewart Nov. 25,
1940, in Roswell. N. M. She died Feb. 5, 1977. He was a lifetime resident of
Big Spring and a member of the Baptist Church. He had been a member of the Baptist
church. He had been a rancher in Howard County most of his life.
Survivors include three sons, Wayne Thorp of Odessa, Kenneth Thorp of Jacksonville,
and Johnny Jack Thorp of Big Spring; three daughters, Jane Thorp of Big Spring,
Peggy Garner of Big Spring, and Louwona Phemister of Big Spring; one brother,
F.F. Thorp of Loving, N.M.; and two sisters, Lottie Bell Newsume of Bakersfield,
Calif. and Dorothy Sneed of Colorado City. He also is survived by 12 grandchildren
and two great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Dewayne Mullins, Ray Stokes, Boyce Sneed, Roy Allred, Gary
Bradbury and Richard Nix.
He was married to Hazel E. Stewart (daughter of John Venard
Stewart Sr. and Mabel Prentice) on 25 Nov 1940 in Roswell,
Chaves County, New Mexico. Hazel E. Stewart was born
on 22 Nov 1923 in Mitchell County, Texas. She died on 5 Mar 1977 in Howard County,
Texas.(76) She was buried in Mount Olive
Memorial Park, Big Spring, Texas.
From the Big Spring Newspaper, March 7, 1977:
Mrs. J. W. (Hazel) Thorp, 53, was pronounced dead by Justice of the Peace Bob
West at her residence at 5;33 p.m. Saturday. Services will be held Tuesday at
10 a.m. in the Nalley Pickle Rosewood Chapel. Burial will be in Mount Olive
She was born November 22, 1923.
Survivors include her husband, J. W. Thorp, Big Spring; three sons, Wayne Thorp,
Odessa, Kenneth Thorp, Franston, and Jack Thorp, Lubbock; three daughters, Jane
Thorp of the home, Mrs. Peggy Ramsey, Big Spring, and Lou Wona Thorp of the home;
her mother Mrs. Mabel Stewart, Portersville, Calif.; and one sister, Mrs. Gale
Brown, Las Vegas, Nev. John William Thorp Jr. and Hazel E. Stewart had the following
Ravis Wayne Thorp.
Kenneth Lewis Thorp.
Joyce Jane Thorp (Private).
Peggy Louise Thorp.
Johnny Jack Thorp.
Louwona Faye Thorp.