Gerald W. Tharp

January 29, 1928 ‒ March 02, 2020

Centerburg, Ohio

Gerald W. Tharp, age 92, of Centerburg passed away on Monday, March 2, 2020 at the Knox Community Hospital.

He was born on January 29, 1928, in Mount Vernon, to the late Carl and Ollie (DeBolt) Tharp.  Gerald was employed and retired from both P.P.G. and American National Can after numerous years of service.  He was a past member of the Heart of Ohio Grange and Wayne Grange.  Gerald was a veteran serving in the United States Army.

He is survived by his son James (Lisa) Tharp of Fredericktown; his nieces Susan Butts and Jill Ziegler; his nephew Bob Tharp and numerous cousins and friends.

In addition to his parents, Gerald was preceded in death by his wife Jean Tharp and his brother Henry Tharp.

A graveside service will be held on Thursday, March 5, 2020 beginning at 1PM in Brandon Cemetery with Rev. Ben McKinstry officiating.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to:  Midwest Boston Terrier Rescue, P.O. Box 297, Kent City, MI 49330.

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  • So sorry to hear of Gerald passing. Always loved his tank stories from when he was in the service

  • So sorry to hear of your father’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  • Dear Jim and Lisa —- We are so sorry about the loss of Jim’s Dad. We are sending you our deepest sympathy and friendship. May your fond memories help you through this sad time. Sincerely, Susan and Dick Huggins/Fredericktown

  • Jim and Lisa, so sorry for the loss of Gerald. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  • SO SO SORRY. Known Gerald a long time. His parents Carl & Ollie were my neighbors when they lived on Sycamore Road. Gerald was a great man and will surely be missed. Will keep you in my prayers. Bob Harrod

  • Jim and Lisa, I’m so very sorry for your loss. May your many beautiful memories be comforting to you now and in the coming days. He was a good man and I know he will be greatly missed.

  • When words are meaningless, please know our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. The Montgomery Family

  • Dear Jim and Lisa, I am so sorry about the loss of Jim’s Dad. May God bless and comfort you during this sad time. Love, Valerie and Dad Russell McManis

  • Jim and Lisa
    So sorry for your loss I have fond memories of Gerald when he and Jean helped me with the Banquets for the grange with me we had some good times and I missed those times we had. Prayers to both of you during this time,