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John Tharp

May 27, 1963 — August 14, 2014

John H. Tharp, 51 of Jacksonville, Florida, formerly of Keithsburg, Illinois, died with his family by his side, Thursday, August 14, 2014 at Unity Point Health in Rock Island. Services are 11:30 AM Monday, August 18, 2014 at the Fippinger Funeral Home in Aledo. Burial is in the Greenmound Cemetery. Visitation is from 10 a.m. until the time of services at Fippinger's where a memorial fund will be established. Online condolences can be made at

He was born May 27, 1963 in Moline, Illinois to Lyle and Donna Matthews Tharp. He received his education in Florida. He married Anita Crook in 1987 and later married Catherine Polhemus July 4, 2005.

John was employed as a commercial fisherman and was later employed in the restoration and construction industry. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, family cookouts and spending time with his son, Cody and two-step-daughters, Stormy and Sam.

Survivors include his wife, Cathy of Jonesborough, Tennesee; one son, Cody Tharp of Jacksonville, Florida; two step-daughters, Stormy and Samantha; his mother, Donna Tharp of Aledo; two sisters, Linda (Daniel) Artus of Reynolds; Karen Tharp of Aledo; two brothers, Ed Tharp of Aledo; Rick (Gillian) Tharp of Millersburg; several nieces and nephews.

His father and one brother, Jerry preceded him in death.

Visitation Details

Monday, August 18th, 2014, 10:00am - 11:30am, Fippinger Funeral Home

Service Details

Monday, August 18th, 2014, 11:30am, Fippinger Funeral Home

Interment Details

Greenmound Cemetery

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