James W. Torpy Sr.


James Warren Torpy Sr., 71, of Terre Haute, passed away on Monday, July 8, 2019, at Union Hospital. He was born on October 2, 1947, in Terre Haute, to John Woodrow Torpy Sr. and Helen (Miller) Torpy.
James is survived by his sons, James Torpy Jr., and Brian Torpy and wife Jennifer of Terre Haute; grandchildren, Calleigh Torpy and Caiven Torpy of Terre Haute; sisters, Debra Torpy of Terre Haute and Bernice Walker of Lemon Grove, CA; partner, Marilyn Kay White of Terre Haute; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Darlene Gore; and brother, John Torpy Jr.
James graduated from Garfield High School in 1965. For over 20 years, he worked as a mechanic at Dennis Trucking. James enjoyed working with his hands and also did carpentry work and carpet installing. He enjoyed being outdoors, especially fishing. Recently, James had learned to cook and became quite the chef. He was a strong, hard-working man, good father, and devoted grandfather. He will be truly missed.
To honor James' wishes, cremation was chosen. Mattox-Wood Funeral Home was entrusted with the arrangements. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared with James' family at:
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Published on July 9, 2019
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11 posts

Annetta Sweatt
Jul 12, 2019
Just met this man by reading this message posted by his friend & my nephew Mike Manuel. I can see why Mike stated their friendship, what a guy! Condolences to his children & family. Wish I'd known him.
Manuel Family
Jul 11, 2019
Our deepest sympathy goes out to all of you, Big Jimmy ( as we knew him ) was a great man... I know he will be truly missed...RIP Jimmy xoxo
Rick & Terra - Rick Waggoner State Farm
Jul 10, 2019
We enjoyed when Jim would come into the office and visit. A kind man with a loving heart, he will be missed. Our condolences go out to the family during this difficult time.
Lorie Gray Childers
Jul 09, 2019
I visited James and his wife with my friend, his nephew Donny, and he had a little doggie that protected him with all it's little, big, power...charming.
And James, like his nephew Donnie, loved fishing🎣.
John Salyer and family.
Jul 09, 2019
My condolences to the Torpy family.
Loretta (Stedman) Sanders
Jul 09, 2019
My thoughts and prayers are with the family . I'm so sorry Debra Torpy
Jeff,kim ball,Jonathan white. July 9,2019
Jul 09, 2019
Will be missed.
Mark Nieft ( AKA Squirl)
Jul 09, 2019
He will always be in my heart. A very good friend and someone I have always looked up to. He showed me so many things. And gove me my nickname. Thank you Jim. I'll miss you old friend.
Ron, Madonna , David, & Kathy Adams
Jul 09, 2019
On behalf of the Adams family, we express our deepest condolences to the family. Jimmy was a good man! I know he will be missed by his loved ones. May God comfort you during this difficult time.
Connie Jackson
Jul 09, 2019
Will be missed..
Diana Jones
Jul 09, 2019
He will turly be missed.