Ricky Carl Tharp

Ricky C. Tharp passed away on March 27 at Russellville Hospital. Mr. Tharp was born, reared and lived his whole life in Tharptown. He loved being part of the Tharptown community and lived his life for his wife, kids and grandkids. He never missed an opportunity to keep his grandkids. His hobbies included muscle cars and Alabama football.

Visitation for Mr. Tharp will be March 29 from 6-8 p.m. at Pinkard Funeral Home, Russellville. Services will be March 30 at 11 a.m. at Tharptown Baptist Church with Eddie Wix and Billy Thorn officiating. Burial will be in Tharptown Cemetery, Russellville. Pallbearers will be Blake Hargett, Taylor Hargett, Drennon Hovater, Trenton Hovater, Bo South and Joel Uptain.

Survivors include his wife of 22 years Charlotte Tharp and children Brandon and Bridget Tharp, Jason and Brooke Harris, Rikki and Jessica Tharp, Brittney Tharp Williams, Keslie Kirby Defoor and Patrick and Lauren Tharp. Siblings include Betty and husband Randall Hall and Brenda and husband Tim Hovater. His grandchildren are Klaudia Harris, Autumn Tharp, Jacie Harris, Madie Harris, Ashton Tharp, Addy Williams, Tensley Tharp, Beth Tharp, Chase Defoor, Ray Harris and Makenzie Tharp. Nieces, nephews and friends also survive him.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Bobby and Esther Tharp; granddaughter, Gracie Kay; grandson, Landon Alexander; and Peanut, his beloved dog.

His family takes comfort in knowing that when his life on earth ended, that he is now rejoicing in Heaven with his Savior and loved ones who preceded him.

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