It is with regret we announce the passing of Dion Kemp Thorpe, age 74, of Fayetteville, TN. Dion was born on August 7, 1944 in Obion County, TN to Mildred Crocker Kemp and the late Mansel Hurley Kemp. She was a member of the Liberty Church of Christ and enjoyed gardening. Mrs. Thorpe passed away on May 8, 2019 in Martin, TN, surrounded by her loving family.
In addition to her mother, survivors include daughters, Patrice (Toni) Sanford of Martin, TN, and Andrea Draper of Fairview, TN; grandchildren, Leigha Ray, Byron Sanford, Kenneth Draper, and Wyatt Draper; great-grandchildren, Adreana Ray, Luke Ray, Chelsea Sanford, and Lauren Ray; and a brother, Tony Kemp. In addition to her father, Mrs. Thorpe was preceded in death by her husband, Bobby Austin Thorpe.
A graveside funeral service will be held at 2 PM on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at Higgins Cedar Hills Memorial Gardens. Bro. Tim Rice will officiate. There will be no visitation prior to the graveside service.
Higgins Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Dion Kemp Thorpe.
we will miss Ms. Dion but she was lost without her beloved Bob. God Bless the family. We enjoyed hearing them sing. Now they can sing together again.
May God’s peace abide with her and her family. May her blessings continue to be with all of those whom she knew.
We’re so sorry for your great loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We loved Sister Dion and Brother Bob. Went to Liberty with them for many years. Our love, Wanda and Bob Williams
Ms Dion was a sweet lady. I always enjoyed talking with her. I know her and Mr Bob are in Heaven happy to be back together again. Sorry for the family loss…
So sorry for your loss . We attended Church with them for a few years at Booneville . Prayers .
Sorry for the loss of Ms Dion. She and Mr Bob were our neighbors for 12 yrs, some of the best people God has ever place in my life. Sending love amd prayers to her family.