Floyd Eugene "Dean" Tharp (70) of St. Elmo


Published on March 11 2013 10:23 am

Floyd Eugene "Dean" Tharp, 70 of St. Elmo passed away at 2:15 pm, Sunday, March 10th, 2013 at St. John's Hospital in Springfield, IL.

Funeral service is 1 PM Thursday, March 14, 2013 at Freedom Reigns in Christ Church, St. Elmo. Burial with military rites by St. Elmo American Legion Post #420 will follow in Spring Hill Cemetery, Louden Twp., Fayette Co. Visitation is 6-8 PM Wednesday at C & A Pagel Funeral Home, St. Elmo and 1 hour prior to service time at the church.

Dean was born in Pike Co., IN the son of Floyd J. and Laura (Price) Tharp. He married Judith C. Wolfe on June 27, 1965 at Shiloh Country Church, Hazleton, IN. Dean was a retired truck driver for Putnam Trucking. He was a US Air Force Staff SGT. veteran serving in the Vietnam War. He enjoyed NASCAR, truck racing, gardening, working in the yard, fishing, auctions, and collecting Coca Cola memorabilia. His favorite thing was having children around especially his grandchildren. Dean was affiliated with the Assembly of God Church.

Surviving are his wife; Judy, sons; Kevin (special friend, Lea Reynolds) Tharp, Keith Tharp all of St. Elmo, and Denny (special friend, Raychael Orr) Tharp of Brownstown, mother in law; Ruby Wolfe of Princeton, IN, daughter in law; Sherri (Jason) Tharp Einhorn of St. Elmo; brother; Donel (Peggy) Tharp of Alta Vista, VA, sisters; Mary Case, Amelia Adams, Patty (Ed) Craig all of Princeton, IN and Ruth (Jesse) Hall of Hazleton, IN, brother in law; John Denning of Princeton, IN, 10 grandchildren, and 4 great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, sons; infant James Dean and Devin Tharp, grandson, Andrew Tharp, sister; JoAnn Dunning, and father in law; Ross Wolfe.