Carl Lawrence Thorpe, 66 December 19, 1948 – October 18, 2015


Carl Lawrence Thorpe, 66, formerly of Commerce passed away on Sunday, October 18, 2015, in Greenville.

Carl was born in Commerce on December 19, 1948, to Opal Laverne McCannon Vandergriff and Alfred Vandergriff. Carl enjoyed driving trucks long haul.

Carl was a proud United States Navy veteran.

Survivors include his daughter, Christy Thorpe of Commerce, his sons; Todd Shinn of Commerce, Donald Shinn of Lone Oak, Curtis Shinn of Commerce, his extended family, several nieces and nephews and his siblings Jeanne Trentham, Greenville and Jerry Vandergriff of Commerce.

He was preceded in death by his parents Opal and Alfred Vandergriff, his brother, Bobby Vandergriff, his sister, Sue Vandergriff and his grandparents.

A memorial service will be announced at a later date.

Jones-Walker and Son Funeral Home

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