Charles R. "Chuck" Thorpe
Charles R. "Chuck" Thorpe, 89, of Winchester, took his last flight, solo January 9, 2017. He was born June 30, 1927 in Lynn to the late Floyd and Melva (Abernathy) Thorpe. He was a 1945 graduate of Lynn High School and joined the United States Army Air Corps during his senior year of school and was called to active duty on his 18th birthday. He served for 18 months in Germany. Chuck was the parts department manager at Kurdy's Chevrolet for 17 years. From that job, he moved on to building and owning the KOA Kampground in Richmond. He also owned Kar Gard Muffler shop before retiring. His life, ambitions and hobbies revolved around flying. He flew as a private pilot from his age of 20 to 75 years old. Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Georgia (Comer) Thorpe; six children, Shirley (Mark) Ertel of Winchester, Toni (Mark) Heggie of Greenville, Ohio, Tim Thorpe of Winchester, Tom (Sue) Lucas of Richmond, Karen (Steve) Hermanson of Fishers and Cindy (Bobby) Neal of Hagerstown; 14 grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren; and nieces, Patti (Doug) Krull and Kathy (Jim) Hall, both of Richmond. He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Debbie (Johnny) Griner of Phoenix, Ariz.; and a sister, Maxine Pool. Funeral services are 2 p.m. Saturday at Walker Funeral Home, Winchester with Ron Ferguson officiating. Burial will follow at Fountain Park Cemetery, Winchester with military rites conducted by the Randolph County Honor Guard. Friends and relatives may call one hour prior to services Saturday at the funeral home. Online condolences may be expressed at www.walkerswinchester.com.
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