THORPE, Thomas I., 93, of Brandon entered into rest April 4, 2014. A resident since 1961 Thomas came from Providence, R.I. He was a member of Nativity Catholic Church and a 4th Degree Knight of Columbus, Mother Seton Council #6724. Thomas was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving during World War II. He was preceded in death by his wife, Charlotte; son, Brad Van Buren. Survivors include his sons, Ronald Van Buren (Karen), William Thorpe (Loretta); seven grandchildren, Lane, Clay, Loren, Lyndsey, Kaitlyn, Ian, Rachel; three sisters, Bonnie Martindale, Ruth Ann Weiss, Patricia Wellham; three great-grandchildren. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at Nativity Catholic Church. Interment to follow in Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, Fla. at 1 p.m. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Stowers Funeral Home.