Carl Monroe Thorp Jr., Bud, died on June 5, 2014. He was born in Roscoe, Texas, on July 9, 1936 to Carl Monroe and Mattie Thorp.
Bud was preceded in death by his wife, Wanda daughter Elizabeth Kay Jones and sisters, Lillian Thorp, Joyce Reed and Ruth Colllier.
He leaves behind his sister, Loyce Baxter of Sweetwater, Texas children Carl Monroe Thorp, III and wife, Lori of Midland, Texas, Sandy Delgado and husband Lencho, Lane Thorp all of Hobbs, Lance Corporal Colby Thorp, USMC and wife, Kelly of Twentynine Springs Palm, Calif., David Frederick Jr. and wife Kyong Ah of Ellicott City, Md., James Frederick of Los Angeles, and Scott Tillery of Douglas, GA. 11 grandchildren, Brandon, Buck, Shane, Ashley, Calli, Merranda, Chris, Syndi, Molli, Jasmine and Zylei 10 greatgrandchildren and many cousins, nieces and nephews.
Bud was a lifelong oilfield worker, beginning when the rigs were made of wood. He grew up on a farm, so hard work was no stranger to him. He worked his way through the ranks and in 1996 began working for himself as a Drilling Consultant.
He had unaccountable friends in the oilpatch though some became more like family than friends. Dale Kennard and Olin Stewart would begin the list. If you worked for Bud, you worked hard but he demanded safety first. He was good at what he did, though much to his dismay, he even learned how to use a computer for his job.
Graveside services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, June 10, 2014 in Prairie Haven Memorial Park with Pastor Mike McGuire, officiating. Visitation will be on Monday the 9th from 1 7 p.m. at Griffin Funeral Home.
Bud felt very strongly about buying bibles to honor someones death rather than flowers. Memorials may be made to Gideon Memorial Bibles, P.O. Box 1481, Hobbs, NM 88241.
Online condolences may be made to: www.griffinfuneralhomehobbs.com.