Larry G. Tharp

"Then & Now"

Larry G. Tharp, age 71, of Rootstown, passed away, Saturday, May 31, 2014. He was born July 5, 1942, in Mannington, WV, the son of Floyd and Vivian (Summerfield) Tharp. Mr. Tharp was employed for 40 years as a master machine setter at Jefferson-Smurfit in Solon.

Larry rebuilt classic cars and will be greatly missed by the "Good Guys", a group of classic car enthusiasts that he met up with often. He loved car shows and his Harley-Davidson motorcycle. His generosity was appreciated by all who knew him as he was always devoting his time and energy in helping others with whatever they needed. He had a hard time staying still and would always be looking for a way to fix things for all his family and friends. Larry was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.

Survivors include his wife: Virginia (Deskins) Tharp, Children: Reva (Bob) Johnson of Rootstown, Tammy (Chris) Miller of Ravenna, Tina (Ken) Carrigo of Streetsboro, Bruce (Nancy) Hall of Fort Wayne, Indiana, Brenda (Bill) Andexler of Independence, Rodney Hall of Kent, Rocky Davis of Streetsboro and Terry (Lynn) Davis of Mantua. Sister: Elaine (Jere) Hickle of Rootstown. Nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Private services will be held for family.

The family suggests that memorial contributions may be made, in his name, to the American Heart Association.

Condolences and memories may be shared at wood-kortright-borkoski.com.

(Wood-Kortright-Borkoski 330-296-6436, RC 6-3-14)

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  • Virginia and family,

    Our hearts and prayers are with you.  We will miss Larry and are so blessed to have known him.  John has grown up knowng you both as neighbors...and has had the pleasure of working on cars and the juke box with him...I have been blessed to know you both since our marriage 5 1/2 years ago.

    We will keep you in our prayers and hope that you will feel free to reach out should you need anything.

    With sincere love, please accept our condolences.

    John & Elizabeth Behon