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Richard Lee Tharp

April 21, 1970 ~ April 26, 2022 (age 52) 52 Years Old


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

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