Richard Lee Tharp, 52, of Upton, passed away April 26, 2022 at his home surrounded by his family. He was a driver for Ellis Towing, a member of Keavy Volunteer Fire Department, and the Central Kentucky Freedom Fighters. He enjoyed drag racing, fishing, and hunting. He is survived by his loving wife, Kathy LeRoy Tharp; three daughters, Leigha (Kim) Price (Chris), Shellie Nalley (Adam), and Beth Hardesty (Neal); one sister, Tammy Newton (Stevie); ten grandchildren; three nieces, Miranda, Rebecca, and Morgan Newton and one nephew, Tyler Newton; along with his life-long best friend, Kevin McCullum. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday at the Joseph L. Greenwell Funeral Home, New Haven, with cremation to follow. Friends may visit 5-8 p.m. Friday and after 8 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, please make all contributions to the family in care of the funeral home, either in person or by visiting www.jlgfuneralhome.com.
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