Born in Oswego, he was the son of the late Cecil and Linda (LaVere) Thorpe.
He worked as a Truck Driver for H.O. Wolding Company in Wisconsin.
Surviving are four daughters, Monica Thorpe, twin sisters Marissa (Peter) Murphy and Margaret Thorpe, all of Fulton, Michelle Thorpe of W. Monroe; a son, Michael J. Thorpe of W. Monroe; wife Janelle (Thompson) Thorpe; two brothers, James Thorpe of Scriba and Shawn Thorpe of Oswego; five sisters, Michelle Sykes of Oswego, Kathy Whalen, of Fulton, Jessica Duciaume of Oswego, Jaime Virgo of Oswego, Brandi Thorpe of Oswego; a grandson Gabriel Murphy; many nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be held 11 AM to 1 PM Monday with a service to follow, at the Nelson Funeral Home, 11 West Albany St. Oswego.
Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery.