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Joe Edward Tharp

Joe Edward Tharp, 71, of Stanley, passed away Saturday, July 6, 2019, at his home.

Mr. Tharp was born March 21, 1948, in Page County and was a son of the late Willie and Mary Catherine Tharp. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Terry Tharp, and sisters, Diane Tharp and Delores Stoneberger.

Joe was a member of Blue Ridge Pentecostal Church in Stanley. He owned and operated his landscaping business, Evergreen Sod. He was a truck driver with Great Wide Trucking, retiring in 2017.

He is survived by his wife, Nellie Hensley Tharp; sons, Gregory and Joseph Adam Tharp; daughters, Mary Phillips and husband, James, and Katelyn Lucas; brother, Junior Tharp; sisters, Dixie Cubbage, Ethel Baber and Sherlon Stoneberger, as well as nine grandchildren, Landon Phillips, Cierra Tharp, Celsey Tharp, Dalton Jenkins, Ryan Lam, Leaira Good, Aiden Cave, Autumn Cave and Kaylee Cave.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 10, 2019, at Blue Ridge Pentecostal Church in Stanley. Burial will follow at the church cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the church.

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