James Edward Thorpe

August 19, 1965February 1, 2019

James Edward Thorpe, age 53, of Dallas, Texas passed away on Friday February 1, 2019. James was born August 19, 1965 in Dallas, Texas to Thomas and Dorothy Thorpe.

James is preceded in death by his parents.

James is survived by his siblings, Thomas B. Thorpe, Patrick H. Thorpe, Sarah K. Thorpe, Mary C. Bentley and Michael J. Thorpe and other beloved family and friends who will miss him dearly.

James (Jet) or also known as uncle airplane was a caretaker for his parents for many years, he was also an accomplished photographer and chef.

A funeral service will occur from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM at Roselawn Funeral Home. A committal service will occur following the service at Roselawn Memorial Gardens.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Thorpe family.


  • Funeral Service Wednesday, February 6, 2019
  • Committal Service Wednesday, February 6, 2019

James Edward Thorpe

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Leanne Adams

February 8, 2019

I have so many high school memories of Jet. I hate that I didnt get to know and be around him again later in our life. He sounds like an amazing person. My prayers are with family and friends.

Christopher Brown

February 6, 2019

I have so much respect for Jet because of the dedication and tender love he showed his mom and dad. It takes a special and strong person to do what he did. Over the years, every time I saw him, he'd have his camera strapped around his neck. I asked him once ( jokingly ), " Take my picture"! He responded, in what I liked to call his "Jet" voice..... " I don't take pictures of men". LOL! Then one day when I saw him, he did not have his camera with him and I asked where it was? He said he really doesn't have time for pictures because of the attention he had to pay to his mom and dad. I understood that, from my own experience with my mom. He asked me once, "Do you cook for your mom?" I said I heat up the food! LOL! Is that the same? He replied, " There are so many chemicals and bad things in prepared foods, you should cook for her". That statement is so true and I should have. He wanted the best for his parents. Proverbs 27:19 says, As in water, face reflects face, So a man's heart reveals the man. Jet had a wonderful heart and will be greatly missed. May The Lord bless and lift up Mike and all the Thorpe family through this trying time and always.

Rhonda Guerry

February 5, 2019

I send my deepest expression of sympathy to you, Mary, and your entire family. You are in my thoughts and prayers.