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Thomas Lester (Jr) Tharp

October 12, 1942 ~ May 15, 2020 (age 77)


Mr. Thomas L. Tharp 77, of Parsons, TN died at his home surrounded by family. He was born October 12,1942 in Mt. Pleasant, TN to the late Thomas L. and Mamie Othell (Shanes) Tharp Sr.  Along with his parents he was preceded in death by sisters Virginia Romain and Fay McElhone, a brother Joe Tharp; granddaughter Hillery Peters; and great grandchildren Emerlyn and Sawyer.

“Tennessee Tom”

A full-time entertainer who was highly skilled in storytelling, singing, cracking jokes, and cheering everyone up with his infectious laugh. A U.S. Veteran. A gear heads. A daredevil in his own rite. A truck driver turned teacher, karaoke master and fishing enthusiast... All around Free Spirit who never met a stranger and made friends wherever he went. A “Lone Wolf” that loved His pack! 

Mr. Tharp is survived by daughter Penny Elaine Vollmer (Tharp); son Curtis Dion (Annette) Tharp; grandchildren Zachery David Soule, Jacob Drew Soule, Nicholas Dean Soule, Paul Michael (Jenn) Tharp, Traci Nichole Tharp, Mashaya Lynn (Corey) Vela; great grand children Sebastian and Eli Soule and Isaiah Tharp; brothers George (Pat) Tharp, James D Tharp; sister Rachel (Mickey) Graham; and many loved cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.

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