George Church Thorp 85 of Jacksonville, Illinois formerly of Clinton, Illinois passed away 11:07 PM May 3, 2018 at Memorial Medical Center, Springfield, Il.
Services will be 11 AM, Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at the United Methodist Church, Clinton, IL with Rev. Randy Myers officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Park Cemetery, Clinton, IL with Military Honors. Visitation will be 6 – 8 PM, Monday, May 7, 2018 at the Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL.
Memorials may be directed to the GPS Program at the Culver Educational Foundation, 1300 Academy Rd. #153, Culver, IN 46511 or on-line at www.Culver.org/makeagift in honor of George Church Thorp.
George was born September 15, 1932 in Clinton, IL the son of Howard and Edna (Church) Thorp. He married Shirley A. Daniels April 6, 1957 in Clinton, IL.
Survivors include his wife, Shirley A. Thorp, Jacksonville, Il.; children: George Mark (Jill) Thorp, St. Louis, MO; Richard Eric (Andrea M.) Thorp, Boerne, TX; Brian Edward Thorp, Snoqualmie, WA; Janice Elaine Thorp, Jacksonville, IL; 4 grandchildren: George Jonathan E. (Kristina) Thorp, Lake St. Louis, MO; Kristina (Anthony) Thorp-White, Florissant, MO; Richard Christopher (Meagan) Thorp, Humble, TX; Stephanie Danielle (Kevin) Thorp-Koether, Boerne, TX; 5 great-grandchildren: George Jacob G. Thorp; Grace L. Thorp, Hannah White; Richard Jackson Thorp; and Parker Rae Koether.
He was preceded in death by his parents and 1 brother, Richard Thorp.
George was an Airforce Veteran of the Korean Conflict, 1951-1955. He was a Boy Scout Leader and Master. George retired from Lundia Meyer, Jacksonville, IL. He was a longtime benefactor of Culver Academies, Culver, IN. George had traveled as far east as Saudi Arabia and as far west as Hong Kong.