Age 74, passed away September 16, 2020. He was born August 31, 1946, in Bay City, Michigan, to Claude and Frieda Thorp. Wesley graduated from the MSU School of Journalism. In addition to working as a journalist for several publications, his primary occupation was with the State of Michigan as a legislative staffer.
Surviving are: his wife of 39 years, Gladys; daughter, Krista (Adam) Jones; son, Justin (Lauren) Thorp; six grandchildren, Xavier, Gretchen, Miles, Jacob, Eloise, and Theodore. He was preceded in death by his parents.
His family will receive friends at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. Saturday, September 19, 2020, with a funeral service (with limited seating capacity) to follow at Our Savior Lutheran Church, 7910 E. St. Joe Hwy., Lansing, beginning at 3:00 p.m. The funeral will also be live streamed, and can be viewed at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCi9HvphE7HzOoZLfBi172Hg/. A private interment will take place Monday. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Our Daily Bread, or to Voice of the Martyrs, in memory of Wes Thorp. Online condolences may be left for his family at www.EstesLeadley.com.