Chesterton Tribune

Service set for Rev. Charlie Tharp

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Former local pastor Charlie Abner Tharp died on Monday, Jan. 31, 2011 at his home in Lawrenceville, Ga. He was 87.

He was born Sept. 23, 1923, in Humble, Texas to the late Charles Abner and Pearl Emina Johnson. An Army Veteran of WWII, he married Dorothy Marjorie Rimbey on March 11, 1946, at Newton, Kan. They enjoyed over 46 years of marriage together prior to her death 18 years ago.

Rev. Tharp was a graduate of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Ft. Worth, Texas. Serving for many years as a Southern Baptist Minister, he was the former pastor of Briar East Baptist Church in Hammond; Westchester Baptist Church in Chesterton; New Hope Baptist Church in Peace Valley, Mo.; and Second Baptist Church, West Plains, Mo.

He is survived by his sister Juanita (husband V.E.) McNeese; sons Terry (wife Carmelita) Tharp, David (Candy) Tharp of Chesterton, and Kenneth (Viola) Tharp; three daughters Dianne (Rick) Hall, Anita (Robert) Paarlberg, and Carol (David) Caudell; 16 grandchildren; two great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy; his parents; two brothers, Owen and Wilburn; three sisters, Ada Mae Tucker, Ula Fay Landry and Earl Bernice Garrett; daughter-in-law, Theresa; and several nieces and nephews.

The memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 5 at Carter Funeral Home, 1316 Porter Wagoner Blvd., West Plains, Missouri. Interment will follow at Howell Memorial Park, 5604 Hwy. 63, Pomona, Missouri. The family will receive friends on Friday, Feb. 4 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Carter Funeral Home.



Posted 2/3/2011