THARPE, SR. JOHN W. - age 80, of Knoxville, peacefully went to heaven on July 22, 2013.
Leaving behind to mourn their loss a loving wife of 61 years, Mary Alice Jessee Tharpe; precious children, John Jr. and Patricia, and Susan Shanks; grandchildren, Stephanie and Terrance Morton, Derek and Kristen Tharpe, Tiffani and David Ledford, and Bryan Tharpe; great-grandchildren, Ella Ledford, Riley and Parker Tharpe.
John loved the lord and was a faithful member of Temple Baptist Church of Powell. The family requests in lieu of flowers, please make contributions to the Crown College Scholarship Fund 1700 West Beaver Creek Drive, Powell, TN 37849.
The family will receive friends from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Wednesday at Temple Baptist Church of Powell with a funeral service to follow at 7:00 p.m., Dr. Clarence Sexton officiating.
The family and friends will meet 9:45 a.m. Thursday at Stevens Mortuary and go in procession to Greenwood Cemetery for a graveside service and interment at 10:30 a.m.
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