Mitchell Thorpe

February 4, 1949April 30, 2021

Mitchell Thorpe, 72, of Columbus, Georgia, passed away on April 30, 2021. He was born in Columbus on February 4, 1949. Mitchell graduated from Columbus High School in 1967 and received a bachelor’s degree from Columbus College in 1971.

He was married to Cathy Peters Thorpe on October 17, 1981.

After a brief time working as a history teacher, Mitchell had a career in the automotive industry for over thirty-five years beginning at Bill Heard Chevrolet. In 1980, he owned and operated his own business, Thorpe Wholesale Cars, with his father, Dewey Thorpe.

He was a longtime member of Edgewood Baptist Church. Mitchell had a heart for children. He volunteered with the Junior Achievement Chapter of Columbus, he was a pee wee football coach, and he served as a coach for some of his daughter’s soccer and cub league basketball teams. He loved bluegrass, country, and gospel music, playing his guitar, gardening, spending time with beloved family and friends, and fishing. He was survived by his loving wife of almost forty years, children Jonathan Thorpe and Jessica Kidd (Landon Kidd), grandchildren Addie Kidd and Livie Grace Kidd, sister June Snell, nieces and nephews Jeff Gordon (Pam Gordon), Pete Stuart (Karen Stuart), Tracey Mize (Mat Mize), Langdon Snell, and Libby White (Chris White), and a host of loving cousins.

Mitchell was preceded in death by his parents, Dewey and Addie Mae Thorpe, sister, Ann Stuart, brother-in-law, Jerry Snell.

A visitation will be held at Edgewood Baptist Church from 12:00-2:00 P.M. on Tuesday, May 4, 2021. A Celebration of Life service will be at 2:00 PM with internment at Park Hill Cemetery immediately following. Mitchell had a larger-than-life charisma that naturally drew people to him. He was loving, selfless, and he had a fantastic sense of humor. His family was everything to him.

In lieu of flowers please make a donation to Sound Choices Pregnancy Center, an organization that meant a great deal to Mitchell.


  • Cathy Peters Thorpe, Loving Wife
  • Jonathan Thorpe, Son
  • Jessica Kidd (Landon Kidd), Daughter
  • Addie Kidd, Grandaughter
  • Livie Grace Kidd, Grandaughter
  • June Snell, Sister
  • Jeff Gordon (Pam Gordon), Nephew
  • Pete Stuart (Karen Stuart), Nephew
  • Tracey Mize (Mat Mize), Niece
  • Langdon Snell, Nephew
  • Libby White (Chris White), Niece
  • children Jonathan Thorpe and Jessica Kidd (Landon Kidd), grandchildren Addie Kidd and Livie Grace Kidd, sister June Snell, nieces and nephews Jeff Gordon (Pam Gordon), Pete Stuart (Karen Stuart), Tracey Mize (Mat Mize), Langdon Snell, and Libby White (Chris White), and a host of loving cousins.


  • A Visitation of Family and Friends

    Tuesday, May 4, 2021

  • A Celebration of Mitchell's Life

    Tuesday, May 4, 2021


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Jamie Cook

May 5, 2021

Cathy and Family

We are so sorry to hear about Mitch. I would see him from time to time at C B & T and always loved talking to him. He always had a smile on his face.

Philip & Jamie Cook

Larry & Celie Lawrence

May 4, 2021

We are so saddened on Mitchell’s death. He was a great person and friend with a beautiful contagious smile that could always brighten the room. He was a classmate and dear friend & Larry & I both will cherish his memory. Deepest condolences to Cathy & family with hopes that God’s Grace & sweet memories will sustain you during these sad times.

Peggy (Malone) Young

May 3, 2021

I have been knowing Mitchell since he was about2 years old, when I was in the Junior Sunday School Department at Kendrick Memorial Baptist Church, where Mitchell, and his sisters, and family attended church.. My mother and his mothers were good friends. June is the only one left who might know and remember me. Mitchell was a special person. We also worked together at Bill Heard Chevrolet. He attended our last reunion in July 2019. Everybody loved Mitchell. We will all miss him. My love and sympathy to his wife and children and to June and the rest of the family. I will always remember you all.

Jan Carlisle

May 3, 2021

Dear Cathy,

All though I hardly know you, having just met you at the CHS get together at Jackie’s, I felt a connection as we talked. I can vividly picture Mitchell sitting next to you and thinking what a handsome couple the two of you were. I hurt for you. I can not imagine the grief you and your children are experiencing. You told me he had serious health issues but did not tell me he was dealing with MDS. I am very familiar with that terrible disease as it took my father a few years ago. Know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. To God be the glory. Mitchell was a Christian and you know exactly where he is. And most importantly you will be with him again. May our Lord surround you with His love and the love of your church family and give you strength going forward. Most fondly, Jan Carlisle

Kay Smith

May 3, 2021

Mitchell was always a favorite cousin of Robert and loved his family of Crowleys and Kirklands and his summers in Abbeville. Thinking of the family.

Scott Jones

May 3, 2021

To the Tharpe Family, I just wanted to say how sorry I was to hear about Mitchell passing. I have known him for many years and thought the world of him. What a great guy. Sorry for your loss. Glod Bless you all. Scott

Ken Edge

May 2, 2021

We were just told of Mitchell's illness and passing into glory...we pray our Lord give you and the entire family strength in these difficult days...

Grace and peace,
Ken and Carol Edge

Mary Haag

May 1, 2021

Dear Cathy, Jessica and Jonathan and all family, Please know that our entire family’s prayers are with you. We love y’all and will continue to keep you in our prayers in the coming days and weeks. We are so glad that we can take comfort in knowing that Mitchell is with his Lord and Savior. We pray for peace that passes all understanding. Love always, the Haag Family