Lawrence Ivan Thorpe

Born on June 1, 1930

Departed on December 13, 2013 and resided in Roswell, GA

THORPE—Lawrence I. "Larry" Thorpe, of Atlanta, GA passed away on December 13th at the age of 83. He lived a full, joyous, and accomplished life. He was a lawyer, a veteran, a successful real estate developer, a community leader, a committed environmentalist, and a powerful advocate wherever an issue of conscience stirred the fires of his tremendous heart.

But to his family and friends, he was so much more than can be captured here. He was jokes told for the fifth time, he was daring stories of adventures in Israel, South America, Australia and beyond, he was fifteen books deep on a bedside table and he was, throughout, our very foundation. His love allowed us to succeed, his strength allowed us to fail, and his consistency allowed us always to feel at home in his presence.

He is survived by his wife, Dr. Barbara Williams; son, Ben Thorpe; daughter, Wendy Kornfield Cliff; grandchildren, Haley, Josh, and Meryl Kornfield; sister-in-law, Karen Branan; nephews, John Thorpe Parima, Josh Thorpe, David Thorpe, and Brad Branan; grandnephew and grandnieces, Luke Thorpe, Maddie Thorpe, and Fallon DuBose; godchildren, Lee Nicholson Ed, Richard Taylor Sara, and Ruthie Norton Curtis; grandgodsons, Evan and Gordon Nicholson; dog, Ari; and a host of loving and loved extended family and friends.

A memorial service will be held at the Atlanta Botanical Garden on Wednesday, December 18th at 2:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Atlanta Music Project, The Fernbank Museum of Natural History, or a charity of your choice.

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  1. Michael Beard December 30, 2013 at 12:00 am - Reply

    I truly enjoyed MR.Larry he was a very special friend and mentor to me and my family. I feel very blessed to have known him and will be truly missed. He was an outstanding gentleman. My prayers and best wishes go out to his family.

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