Mr. Robert Graham Thorpe son of the late Victor and Jessie Lee Hawley Everett was born in Granville County on April 1, 1946. He transitioned from his earthly vessel on Tuesday, January 9, 2018, at his home. He attended Durham Public Schools and furthered his education at Kings College (Durham) and Durham Technical Community College. Prior to his post secondary education, Staff Sergeant Thorpe was enlisted into the United States Army. He was a Vietnam Veteran as well as awarded The Commendation Medal and The Bronze Star. In addition to his parents, Mr. Thorpe was preceded in death by one brother and one sister. Mr. Thorpe is survived by three daughters-Cynthia Bagley of Durham, Beverly Evans (John) of Charlotte, Robin Thorpe of Creedmoor and one special son Anthony Holloway of Durham; Two Special Brothers- Joe Thorpe (Marva) and Wayne Thorpe (Lenora) both of Durham; One Uncle- McNeil “Chubby” Williams of Durham; Seven Grandchildren-Jerel Bagley, Danielle Bagley, Marc T. Murphy, Jr., Jarrett M. Thorpe, Brianna N. Caldwell, Jhordan M. Gunter and Ayden L. Graham Jones; Six Great-Grandchildren and several very special nieces, nephews and cousins and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral service will be on Saturday, January 13, 2018 at Peace Missionary Baptist Church, 2608 NC Hwy 55, at 2:00 pm., visitation at 1:00 pm.
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