Obituary: Charles E. Tharp

August 16, 1944 – September 4, 2019

Charles E. Tharp, 75, of Shoals, passed away on Wednesday, September 4, 2019, at his residence.

He was born August 16, 1944, in Martin County to Frank M. and Helen L. (Holt) Tharp. He married Lois D Miles on December 28, 1962, and she preceded him in death on July 28, 2018.

Charles was a retired truck driver, was a former reserve Deputy Sherriff and was a member of the Shoals Nazarene Church.

Survivors include two daughters, Julie L. Tharp of Shoals and Tammy (Robert) Goldsberry of Shoals; one son, Charles “Tony” (Mary) Tharp of Loogootee; grandchildren, Andy (Melissa) Tharp, Amber (Brandon)
Kirkendall, Ashten Carnegie, Bud Goldsberry, Candi Stone, Nisha Carrico, Tasha (Ron) Crowder, and Autumn Allbright. Great-grandchildren surviving are, Alexander, Brooklyn, Hoyt, Lilly, Saphira, Maddix, Xavier, Phoenix, Zeek, Aleah, Nevaeh, Alex, Christian, Braylynn, Gaige, Zach, Daylon, and Trenton; two sisters, Lois Faurtardo of Loogootee and Beverly Gee of Shoals.

He is preceded in death by his parents, wife, and one brother, Jim Tharp.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Queen-Lee Chapel in Shoals with burial in the Spring Hill Cemetery. Pastor Kevin Quinn will be officiating. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. Monday at the
funeral home.

The Queen-Lee Chapel of the Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes is entrusted with the arrangements.