Thomas Edward Tharp, 73, passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012, at Munson Medical Center, Traverse City, Mich.
Thomas was born on May 15, 1939, in Crawfordsville, the son of Cecil and Hazel (Brown) Tharp.
He married Winifred Tompkins on Oct. 28, 1961, in Shirley; she survives.
Tom spent most of his life in Boone County but recently permanently relocated to Lake Leelanau, Mich., after spending many summers there with his family.
First and foremost, Tom loved his family and truly enjoyed spending time with his wife, children, and grandchildren. He shared his love of sports with his grandchildren and took great pride in all of their endeavors.
Tom also took great pride in his house and enjoyed spending countless hours working on the yard until it was perfect. He was also an ardent Colts fan. Tom leaves behind many close friends.
In addition to his loving wife of 51 years, Tom is survived by his sons, Todd (Christy) and Tim (Kelly) Tharp; five grandsons, Drew, Cole, Jackson, Tyler, and Trenton; two step-granddaughters, Samantha and Shelby; sister-in-law Sandra Tharp; nieces Cynthia and Katherine; nephews Grant and Doug; and a cousin who was like a brother, Robert Tharp.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Jim.
Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 5, at Myers Mortuary, 1502 North Lebanon Street, Lebanon. The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 6, also at Myers Mortuary. Burial will follow at Mt. Tabor Cemetery, Fayette.
Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice or to Boone County Senior Services, 515 Crown Pointe Dr., Lebanon, IN 46052.
Online condolences may be made at myersmortuary.com.