Ben Thorpe

Resided in Nashville, TN

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Ben was reared on the Cumberland mountains He says that's the highest raising one can get unless they get a switching with a limb. He experienced a childhood upbringing in a log cabin and a long log house. The challenges of life have been abundant. furnishing many opportunities to joke about the frailties and triumphs.

Ben has one brother and five sisters making a family of nine, which didn't provide any chances for spoilage. After high school, he tried his hand at many different jobs and finally with his military service over went to barber school just to try something else, to make a better living. Much to his surprise he began to like sculpturing hair. This new experience turned out to be a career of forty years, He's now barbering part time to keep this talent from rusting and corroding.

Ben and wife Cheryl raised three girls and two boys in that order, whom turned out to be good respectable citizens.

7 Comments to Ben Thorpe

  1. Gary Richards
    December 9, 2016 5:08 pm

    I am terribly saddened to hear that Ben has passed away.

    Ben and myself had many conversations, something I will truly miss, along with the haircuts that were always perfect.

    Ben was a wonderful friend and will be truly missed.

    My deepest sympathy to his family.

  2. Dawn Cox
    December 10, 2016 9:47 am

    My heart goes out to your family we are keeping your whole family in our prayers

  3. Kelli Nunley
    December 10, 2016 10:01 am

    Uncle Man you taught me so much during my childhood. I remember every time we visited how we would come to the barber shop and you always had time to cut daddy’s hair. I remember your voice how deep but yet so gentle. Your country twang added a spice to your music. I will miss not ever getting the chance this family could of had with music. Sing in heaven uncle man the Angels need you in their choir. You will be loved and missed but we will meet again. Tell momma I love her and I miss her. Prayers to all of my cousins for I know this loss is hard. I can’t promise that it gets easier only that you learn to cope. Love to you all.

  4. Jo
    December 11, 2016 11:48 am

    I love my brother, and I know, he is where he longed to be. I want to be there very soon. “What a day, glorious day, that will be!”

  5. Reba peters
    December 11, 2016 6:31 pm

    So sorry to hear of Ben’s passing, he was a good man! Prayers for you & the family!!
    Reba & Larry Peters & family

  6. Dean and Vicki Presson
    December 12, 2016 8:19 pm

    We wish to send our thoughts and prayers to Kayla Horton and her family. We are so saddened to hear of your loss.

  7. Danny Hurt - Pegram Customer
    January 12, 2017 7:42 pm

    I will never eat an ear of corn and not think of Ben. That man loved corn on the cob!!
    He had a small garden with a few rows of stalks growing. I told him I loved it too…to my surprise, he gave me a big sack of his prized corn!!!
    He was very unselfish and a giving man! Never got a haircut without him humbly bringing up his firm belief in God, and how blessed he was. I have no doubt, that if Heaven has a garden- Ben would be the one growing and handing out corn to those that want it. A great man that held to a precision cut, proud of his work and love God…..and corn!!!
    Will miss him!

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