He was born Jan, 22, 1969, in Bradenton, Fla. He has been a resident of Cleveland since 2003.
He was employed at Smokey Mountain Industries. He was a very dedicated and supportive husband and father. Much of his life revolved around his loving family, close friends and his hobbies which included gaming and building custom computers.
He leaves behind to cherish his memory his loving wife of 19 years, Jessica Sun Tharpe; three children: Katana Tharpe, Kergan Tharpe and Kyle Tharpe; his parents, John A. Tharpe and Betty Jean Tharpe; one sister, Landy Wells and her husband, Rick Wells; nephews: James Cain and Daniel Wells; several other extended family members and a host of special friends.
A celebration of his life will be held from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014, at Life Bridges, 764 Old Chattanooga Pike in Cleveland.
You are encouraged to share a memory of John and/or your personal condolences with his family by visiting his memorial web page and guestbook at www.companionfunerals.com.
Companion Funeral Home and the Cody family are honored to assist the Tharpe family with these arrangements.