David Michael Thorp June 24, 1955 ~ April 29, 2013
April 24, 2013, 8:00 am by Staff Reports
He is survived by his wife Arabella, parents James W. and Priscilla Thorp and siblings Jake, Gerald and Missie Thorp. Also surviving are his children, Danielle, Wendy, Jon and Stephen Thorp, grandchildren Macie, Emma and Xae. Numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family members also survive.
He was born June 24, 1955 in Pasadena, Thorp lived most of his life in the Houston area. His biggest pleasure was playing his guitar and writing music, and his greatest joy was his family.
He attended Galena Park High School where he is remembered for playing his guitar. A fellow classmate summed up his talent as teaching the beauty in the simplicity of just playing and singing "one guitar - one voice”.
He was an avid sports enthusiast and fan of all the Houston teams, knowing details of the players and sportscasters of each sport. His love of music and sports continued throughout his life.
He began his career working alongside his father and grandfather at Armco Steel. After the plant closed, he continued to work with his father in many other business ventures, then later partnered with his wife to build a same-day delivery business that he was very proud of.
Since his diagnosis in 2009 with stage 4 throat cancer, he fought hard, helping others through his choice of chemotherapy trials, all knowing that it would help others, if not himself.
His strength was a testament of his courage. His love for his family fueled his strength to live. He was loved by many, touched more lives than he ever imagined and will be missed beyond belief.
Memorial services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, May 18, 2013 at the First United Methodist Church, 1705 First Street, Galena Park. Arrangements by Clements-Wilcox Funeral Home in Burnet. Condolences may be made at www.clementswilcoxburnet.com
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