Former Lexington vet Dr. Paul Thorpe dies
December 06, 2019
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Dr. Paul Eppler Thorpe, a well known veterinarian in Lexington, KY, has died.
Born in Northampton, Massachusetts to Olive and Paul Thorpe, he grew up in Amherst with sister Bette, and brothers Jim and John.He served in Vietnam as a search and rescue helicopter pilot with the H-S6 Squadron in the US Navy. He studied veterinary medicine at the University of California-Davis. In 1974, he moved to Lexington, where he spent his career as an equine veterinarian. In his work, he was dedicated to his patients and most enjoyed the friendships, stories, and jokes shared during countless surgeries and farm calls.
In 2016, Paul and Teresa moved to Edgewater, Fla., by the Indian River near Mosquito Lagoon close to dolphins, manatees and wild birds. He was a member of the Mid-Coast FlyFishing club of New Smyrna Beach where he so enjoyed tying flies and casting among friends in his endless pursuit of the elusive Redfish.
Married for fifty-two years to Teresa, he is also survived by children Sara Thorpe-Kuhl, Paul A. Thorpe, Olivia Nedved, sons-in-law Guillermo and Mike, daughter-in-law: Jennifer, grandchildren: Emily, Claire, Alexander, Josephine, Aiden and Ana.
Interment to be held at the Cape Canaveral National Cemetery in Mims, Florida on Friday, Dec. 13, at 9:45 AM . Further details can be found on Baldwin Brothers Funeral & Cremation website: https://baldwincremation.com/obituaries/paul-thorpe/