Mr. Johnie James Thorpe, better known as J.J., 49, of Winfield, Ala., passed away on Sunday, July 30, 2023, at his residence. J.J. was born in Jasper, Ala., on Nov. 3, 1973 to Johnie Wayne Byars and Janet Thorpe. He attended Walker County High School and was employed with various area mobile home plants throughout the years. In his spare time, J.J. enjoyed camping, being outdoors, music, Marvel Comics, playing video games, and spending time with his children.
J.J. is survived by his wife, Lana Webster Thorpe; children, Nicolas Thorpe (Katie), Chris Thorpe, Emily Thorpe, and Willow Thorpe; mother, Janet Thorpe; brothers, Dwayne Thorpe (Kathryn), Shane Thorpe, Frankie Byars, and Patrick Byars; sister, Norma Byars; and a host of nieces, nephews, and other family members.
J.J. was preceded in death by his father, Johnie Byars.
A memorial service for Mr. Thorpe was held on Thursday, August 3rd, from the Whites Chapel Church of Christ.
Bowen Funeral Home
981 State Highway 253
Winfield, AL 35594
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