Donald Mitchell "Don" Tharp, age 85 of Saint Francis, passed away Tuesday, July 1, 2014 at his residence.
He was born December 1, 1928 in Brumfield, KY. He was a former employee of Barton Brands Distillery in Bardstown, a veteran of the U.S. Army and a Methodist by faith.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Callon and Susie Pipes Tharp and ten siblings.
Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Joan Mudd Tharp, five daughters, Nancy Blanford (Jimmy), Donna Nalley (Joe)and Lisa Culver (Marvin) all of Loretto, Carol Reynolds (Larry) of Lebanon and Michelle Gribbins (Roger) of Bardstown, 13 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, two step-grandchildren and four step-great-grandchildren.
Funeral Services will be held at 10 AM Thursday, July 3, 2014 at Mattingly Funeral Home, 195 Holy Cross Road, Loretto. Pastor Mark Weidemann will officiate. Interment will follow in Saint Francis of Assisi Cemetery, Saint Francis, with military rites conducted by the Marion County Veterans Honor Guard.
Visitation is 3-9 PM Wednesday at Mattingly Funeral Home.
Pallbearers are his grandsons, Eric Nalley, Patrick Blanford, Chad Abell, Brandon Blanford, Joshua Culver, Jordan Culver and Jude Gribbins.