Lester Tharp

Lester Blair Tharp

Monday, March 11th, 1957 - Friday, July 26th, 2019
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Lester B. Tharp-age 62 of Maynardville passed away Friday morning, July 26, 2019 at his home. He was a member of Grace Full Gospel Baptist Church. Lester loved the Lord and met his wife, Sandy at church 21 years ago. Preceded in death by Hazel Tharp, grandparents, Esco and Ollie Tharp; aunts, Reba Tharp, Roselee Munsey; uncles, Dallas Tharp and John Tharp; cousin, Wesley Tharp.

Survivors: wife, Sandy Tharp; sisters, Carlene and Jackie Mason; Judy Murphy; Jenny Murphy; Deborah Mason; brothers, Steve and Helen Murphy; Alan Lawson; uncle, Bill Tharp; special cousins, Calvin Tharp, Alice Tharp, Joann and Tom Johnson. Several other family members and a host of friends.

The family will receive friends 4-6 P.M. Monday, July 29, 2019 with funeral services at 6 P.M. Monday, Cooke-Campbell Mortuary Chapel, Rev. Adam Nicely, Rev. Bobby Helton officiating with music by The Valley Boys. Interment will follow at Big Barren Cemetery, Maynardville. Pallbearers: Steven Munsey, Logan Tharp, David Bailey, Derick Grissom, Steve Cox, Calvin Tharp. Arrangements by Cooke-Campbell Mortuary, Maynardville.
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  • Visitation

    Monday, July 29th, 2019 | 4:00pm - 6:00pm
    Monday, July 29th, 2019 4:00pm - 6:00pm
    Cooke-Campbell Mortuary
    220 Highway 61 East
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  • Service

    Monday, July 29th, 2019 | 6:00pm
    Monday, July 29th, 2019 6:00pm
    Cooke-Campbell Mortuary Chapel
    220 Highway 61-E
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Rev. Adam Nicely
    Rev. Bobby Helton
  • Interment

    Big Barren Cemetery
    Little Valley Road
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Jessica Muncey Simpson

Posted at 11:56pm
Lester was a good man. He always went out of his way to speak to me when he seen me. I always enjoyed worshipping with him and one day in heaven we will get to again. Prayers going up for Sandy and the family! He will be missed

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