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Dean Tharp

December 29, 1945 — March 24, 2021

Jearl Dean Tharp, 75, of Salem, Arkansas passed from this life on Wednesday, March 24, 2021, at Mountain Home, Arkansas.  Dean was born December 29, 1945 to Loren Sevester Tharp and Loar Dalene (Glaspell) Tharp at Windsor, Illinois.

Dean was united in marriage to Helen Marie Thomas on December 23, 1977 in West Plains, Missouri. Dean spent his working years as a diesel mechanic and served his country in the United States Navy during the Vietnam War.  Dean loved woodworking, building things, and working on “his old truck”.  Dean was an active member of VFW Post #9777 in Salem, Arkansas and attended the Viola First Baptist Church in Viola, Arkansas.  Dean was a loving son, brother, husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, uncle, and friend.

Dean leaves to mourn his passing, five daughters, Tina Maree Phegley (Kenny) of West Plains, Missouri, Melissa Dawn Rader (Greg) of Pomona, Missouri, Spring Darlene Newton of Branson, Missouri, Crystal Renee Knight (Daniel) of Glencoe, Arkansas and Cynthia Ann Tharp of Newton, Iowa; companion, Loretta Mitchell of Viola, Arkansas; sixteen grandchildren, Crystal Moore, Johnathan Johnson, Bryan Tharp, James Walker, Kelsie Tharp, Kila Tart, Lacy Fine, Joshua Newton, Justin Newton, Jeremy Newton, Felicia Bliss, Faith Newton, Cody Knight, Kyla Knight, Kyle Knight, and Emily Gifford; many great grandchildren; six brothers, Charles Tharp, Freddie Tharp, Jimmy Tharp (Deloris), Garry Tharp (Darline), Jerry Tharp (Janice), and Keith Tharp (Marilyn); five sisters, Elaine Redburn, Betty Tedder (Rollan), Verna Mae Murphy (Wayne), Joyce Snethern (Jerry), and Shirley Holden; many other relatives and friends.  Dean is preceded in death by his wife (Helen), parents (Loren Sevester Tharp and Loar Dalene (Glaspell) Tharp), son (James Edward Tharp), granddaughter (Keylie Vaughan), sister (Lela Kay Tharp), and three brothers (Edward, Larry, and Terry).

Funeral services will be Friday, 11:00 AM, March 26, 2021 at Barker Funeral Home in Salem, Arkansas with Bro. Larry Ring officiating.  Visitation will be Friday 10:00 AM until time of services at Barker Funeral Home.  Memorials may be made to the Salem VFW Post #9777 in Salem, Arkansas.  Arrangements are under the direction of Barker Funeral Home in Salem, Arkansas.  

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Friday, March 26, 2021

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

Barker Funeral Home - Salem

857 Highway 62 West, Salem, AR 72576

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Funeral Service

Friday, March 26, 2021

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

Barker Funeral Home - Salem

857 Highway 62 West, Salem, AR 72576

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