James Tharp

February 15, 1941 - October 7, 2021

James Arthur Tharp, age 80, Miami, OK. Passed away Thursday, October 7,2021 at Freeman Hospital, Joplin.

He was born February 15, 1941 in Picher, OK. To the late Paul Tharp and Hazel Schrup Tharp.

James married Peggy Mitchel on December 28, 1962 in Baxter Springs, KS. She preceded him in death on February 4, 2015.

He worked as an electrician for several different manufacturing companies. His hobbies included woodworking, different art projects and most of all fishing.

Survivors include, one son, Eric Tharp and wife, Amy, Broken Bow, NE; two daughters, Kelli Hankins and Catherine Bullard and husband, Dale, Miami, OK; one brother, David Tharp; two sisters, Rebecca Harris and husband, Scott and Mary Jane Forbis; 13 grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren.

Memorial services are planned for Wednesday, October 13, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. at the Derfelt’s Baxter Chapel, Baxter Springs, KS.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Derfelt Funeral Home, Baxter Chapel.