James Thomas “Jimmy” Tharp


James Thomas “Jimmy” Tharp

June 2, 1967 – October 15, 2014


Tharp, JamesJames (Jimmy) Thomas Tharp passed away on October 15, 2014 after a long battle with Multiple Sclerosis. Jimmy was born in Iowa, but moved to Edmond, OK as a child. He worked as an auto mechanic until his disease became severe. Jimmy’s hobbies included muscle cars, hunting, fishing and shooting when he was a young man. When Jimmy became bedridden his faith in Jesus kept him strong. He grew in his Catholic faith and was a witness to loving surrender to God’s plan for his salvation. Jimmy loved to pray. Jimmy was preceded in death by his father, Richard Tharp. Surviving relatives are his mother, Margaret Tharp, siblings; Father Shane Tharp, Cathy Tharp, and Teresa Tharp, his niece Erin Merrill and her husband, Thad Merrill. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Birth Choice. May he rest in peace. Funeral services are 10 am Monday, Oct. 20, 2014 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Parish in Edmond, OK. Interment will follow at St. Patrick’s Cemetery.

2 thoughts on “James Thomas “Jimmy” Tharp”

  1. My thoughts and prayer are with Jimmy and family he was a Great friend and we had a lot of good times. May he rest in peace and I’m sorry we did not stay in touch as the years pasted, He was a good man and a Great FRIEND. May god bless you and I will see you on the other side! Love Rob

  2. My friend Jimmy, you will be missed we had great times working together at the Jiffy Lube in 86/87 along with Rob Taylor and other friends we made there. I moved away and missed our friendship but I always remembered you when ever I heard the words Jiffy Lube and your red firebird, I clearly remember the nick name the crew at J.L. gave us “MUTT and JEFF” . We worked on a lot of cars together and most of those heaps now are scrapped or made into new cars again. I also remember you helping me out when I was stranded – I couldn’t thank you enough for that. You were warm hearted with everyone around you and that I will miss the most about you Jimmy. I also will see you on the other side when that time comes, God Bless my friend.

    Frank Acuna

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