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November 1, 1954 - July 3, 2019
Funeral services for Jimmy Gid Tharpe, Jr., 64, will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, July 6, 2019 at Baptist Tabernacle on Kingston Rd. with Bro. Dustin Tharpe, Bro. Bill Kincaid, and Bro. Luke Bissell officiating. Interment will follow at Lane Cemetery in Sibley, LA. Visitation will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Friday, July 5, 2019 at Rose-Neath Southside.
Jimmy was born November 1, 1954 in Shreveport, LA and went to be with the Lord on July 3, 2019. He was an accomplished car salesman. He loved to hunt and fish. He played basketball and baseball at the Baptist Christian Academy where he graduated in 1972. He never met a stranger. Never forgetting a name is just one of many ways that he made everyone feel special. His unique and authentic love for people, outgoing personality, and humor will be remembered by all that knew him. Throughout his long illness, his optimism and will to fight was an inspiration to all those around him. His touching prayers brought tears to many eyes.
Jimmy was preceded in death by his parents, Jimmy and Edith Tharpe and sister, Deborah Tharpe Langley. Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 32 years, Kimberly Tharpe; daughter, Lindsey Eldridge (Billie); son, Jimmy Tharpe III (Danin); grandchildren, Everly, Khloe, Emmaline; siblings, Kathy Martin (Phil), Sharon Stevens, Roger Tharpe (Karen), and Brenda Scott (Paul); and numerous nieces and nephews.
Honoring Jimmy as pallbearers will be Jon Martin, Bryan Paul, Brandon Paul, Corey Tharpe, Patrick Tharpe, Tyler Reed, Paul Martin, Nathan Lorick, and Jake Maranto.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Baptist Tabernacle.
The family would like to give a special thanks to the staff of the Christus Cancer Center.