Richard “Dick” Y. Thorpe ’54

Richard “Dick” Y. Thorpe ’54, of Dallas, Tex., passed away Feb. 20 at Community Hospital in San Angelo, Tex. Thorpe was born in Nashville, Tenn., to Moneta Allison and Richard Y. Thorpe, Sr. on Feb. 22, 1931. He served two years in the U.S. Air Force. After an honorable discharge, Thorpe attended Vanderbilt University and graduated from Davidson. He held management positions with L.D. Brinkman, Jones Mills, Galaxy Carpet Mills, and was CEO of Landmark Carpet Mills. After retirement, he was a philanthropist for handicapped children and children in need in the Wimberley area. Survivors include his former wife, Sara Elizabeth Thorpe; two sons, Dr. Richard Thorpe III (Karen), P.O. Box 797, Winters, TX 79567-0797, and Arthur Benjamin Thorpe (Alison); daughter, Allison P. Thorpe; and one brother, John Thorpe (Nancy).