Ross Jacob Tharp

Ross Jacob Tharp, 33, of Springdale, died Saturday, June 8, 2019.  He was born December 1, 1985 in Eufaula, Oklahoma, and grew up in Decatur.  Ross played football in high school and enjoyed hunting, fishing and canoeing.  He served in the Army National Guard and loved his country.  He loved to drink his Mountain Dew, but above all was devoted to his wife and children and was a solid rock to his family and friends.

He is survived by his wife, Robin, and their children, Kaylee, Haylee, Cynthia and Jacob, all of Springdale; his parents, Bob and Joy Tharp of Decatur; two brothers, C.J. Tharp and partner Aaron of Tucson, Arizona, Forrest Tharp and wife Jessica and their five children of Bella Vista; mother-in-law, Shelia Taggart; sister-in-law, Debbie Roberts; brothers-in-law, George Taggart, Jr. and Randy Taggart; mentor and dear friends, Paul and Barbara Jones; and a host of other dear family and friends.

Services were Thursday, June 13, at Sonora Cemetery.

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Sandy Duncan
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Sandy Duncan

I remember Ross when he was just a little guy.
Prayers for his family as well as his parents and brothers.
A young life taken to soon.

Butch Watson
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Butch Watson

I was Ross’s Agriculture teacher while he was in high school at Decatur. He was a delight to have in class and on several of the judging teams in the years that we traveled with the FFA. From classroom to showing livestock he was willing to do whatever he was asked. He will always have a special place in my memories. I pray for the family in their loss. Rest in peace Ross.

Tammy Wright
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Tammy Wright

Robin my heart is breaking for you. Here for anything you need. Love, Hugs and Prayers! Tami Wright

Lula carbajal
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Lula carbajal

I am sorry for your lost of your husband and my brother

Ambur & Adam
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Ambur & Adam

Ross was a valued member of our Allstate Family, over the years we had the honor of getting to know him and he was always a joy to be around.

Ambur & Adam
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Ambur & Adam

Our thoughts and prayers to his family.

AMY D HOLDER
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AMY D HOLDER

Robin, I’m so sorry for your loss. This this Aleeya’s mom Amy

AMY D HOLDER
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AMY D HOLDER

Robin I’m so sorry for your families loss please let Kaylee know that you guys are all in my and Aleeya’s prayers and if you need anything please let me know.

Lula carbajal
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Lula carbajal

Will miss you brother love you and the faimly to

Gina Holt
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Gina Holt

I remember Ross as a little guy and good friend of my daughter. Prayers for his family as they deal with the tragic loss. RIP Ross

Rob and Tami
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Rob and Tami

Rob and I have lots of memories of Ross when he was growing up in Decatur. He was a very adventurous and caring man. I remember him best on his big gray horse, Diablo.. He , along with all our neighborhood kids spent lots of time running the road between each other’s houses. Bob, Joy, CJ, Forrest, his wife and children, we are so sorry for your loss. You all are in our prayers as you face life without Ross.

Linda Williams
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Linda Williams

Sorry for your loss.

Barbara N Lade, Patrick Asendorf, Ana Serrano
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Barbara N Lade, Patrick Asendorf, Ana Serrano

We are so sorry for your loss. May his memory be eternal! Prayers and love to all

shawnna Griffin
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shawnna Griffin

Praying for the family. I to remember Ross from many years ago. So sorry for your loss.

Phyllis Sissom Rodgers
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Phyllis Sissom Rodgers

So sorry Joy for your loss! Praying for you and all the family ! May God give you strength and comfort! Will keep you in my prayers!

Tiffany (Stephenson) Daniels
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Tiffany (Stephenson) Daniels

I taught science at Decatur High School when Ross was a student there. Your family is in my prayers.

Delorasill Sill
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Delorasill Sill

Remember how much fun we had with Ross!! Him jumping of the pier in St Joe, Mi. And how much fun it was watching him see the size of Lake Michigan and watching his face at the excitement in Chicago!!!! My heart breaks for all of you. And you all are in my prayers!!

Cassie Hart formerly Allen
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Cassie Hart formerly Allen

There isn’t enough words to explain Ross. Went to school with him from head start to high school. Always honest and loved his family! Praying for everyone in this season.

Mary Lou Janes
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Mary Lou Janes

Tharp Family. I remember Ross as a Little Man. He went to School with my daughter. He was a Cute little Red headed guy with glasses So Cute. And I just recently seen him at my work and he was still the Cutest little guy. My Prayers to All of U. Breaks my heart. for All of U. your Kids Especially. Prayers to your family.. Mary Lou Janes.

Candy Reed ((GOTR)
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Candy Reed ((GOTR)

Prayers & Hugs for your family.

Lance Weeks
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Lance Weeks

I remember a couple of years of deer camp and a few memorable hunting trips with Ross. He loved the outdoors and always had some sort of mischeviousness going on as well as an easy smile. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Tharp family.

Melissa (Brown) Higgins
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Melissa (Brown) Higgins

I went with Ross to prom our junior year. Will never forget the squirrel and raccoon skins he gave me! Such a genuine guy. Praying for everyone.

Mardy Brooks
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Mardy Brooks

I am sorry for your loss. I was just getting to know Ross and the family. I know that he was good person that loved his family. You’re all in our thoughts and prayers. We live you Robin, Kaylee, Haylee, Cynthia, and Jacob.

Mardy, Alyssa, Abby, and Anna

Mike Rutherford
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Mike Rutherford

There is never enough time…. And never any right words to say.. I will miss him. Love you Bob and Joy

Chardell Smallwood
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Chardell Smallwood

While I never knew Ross, I do know his parents and brother through church. So sorry for your loss . Prayers for you. Jesus will walk with you,and be your closest friend

David Dirks
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David Dirks

It will be a very long time for me to get over that ross’s Cheerful self will not be around. My life has changed because of this.

Gracie short
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Gracie short

You will be missed little brother !! We will meet again one day love you ..

Jimmy & Anita Turner
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Jimmy & Anita Turner

Our hearts go out to the entire Tharp family, and our thoughts and prayers are with you at such a difficult time.

Frank and Linda Pine
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Frank and Linda Pine

Linda and I are so sorry to hear of the tragic loss of your son. Our prayers are that you will find comfort in the Father, a comfort that only He can bring. May your entire family be at peace in Him, through faith and hope in that Glad Reunion Day.

Sandra, Evelyn and Chris Pine
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Sandra, Evelyn and Chris Pine

Bob and Joy, we are so sorry to hear about the loss of your son. We will certainly lift you all up in prayer. May you feel the embrace of the Father’s love!

Kenny and Cheryl Hogue
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Kenny and Cheryl Hogue

Thoughts and prayers sent from Kenny and Cheryl Hogue. Ross was a kind and good man I met him through him time working for Paul Jones Farm. This is very sad and may blessings given to his family during this time.

Sue Verser
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Sue Verser

I remember Ross when he was in Elementary school with that big smile and beautiful red hair! Our thoughts and Prayers for the Family!

Richard & Joy Brown
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Richard & Joy Brown

You will be missed Ross but never forgotten.

Sara Tharp
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Sara Tharp

Bob and Joy, So sorry to hear of the loss of your son! Our prayers go out to you you are in our hearts and thoughts! May God hold you all close and comfort to you right now. Our condolences, Bill and Sara Tharp
(The other Tharp’s )

Evelyn Brown
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Evelyn Brown

I loved Ross. He came into our children’s ministry at Bentonville First Assembly with a smile and a twinkle in his eye. I don’t remember ever having a hard time with him, but he did like to keep me on my toes! My heart is broken as I know yours must be. Ross will never be forgotten.

Yvonne Couch
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Yvonne Couch

Bob & Joy, Just want to say how very sorry I am to hear about Ross. Doesn’t seem possible. My thoughts and prayers are with your family and his at this time. God is our only Comfort, and He is Faithful!

Emma Owen
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Emma Owen

Ross was a man with a big heart. He loved deeply. He was a man of integrity. He impacted my life as well as others. I will miss him greatly. And work will never be the same. The shannigans he was always a part of were legendary. And yes I have many food stories too. He loved his sweets and made it well known he did not like veggies. The world was a better place because of Ross. I considered him more than a friend and coworker. And I feel blessed to have had him in my life.

Joy
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Joy

I will miss you. There is so many things Iwish I could have told you. I love you. Your my little brother. I’m at so sorry Robin, Bob and Joy and family

Jessica Chandler
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Jessica Chandler

Such a tragic end to a young life, words can not express how sorry I am for your loss.

Mary Watson
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Mary Watson

Paul and Barbara, I am so sorry for your loss. It sounds like he would have been wonderful to know. And to Ross’s parents and family, I didn’t know Ross, but I am praying for you.–Mary Watson (friend of Barbara J)

Gary Howard
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Gary Howard

Hey Ross Tharp life is short for most of us and we will see u again luv u buddy !