Robert Gerald Tharp, 101, of Tonto Basin, Arizona, passed away on June 20, 2015. He was born on Oc. 3, 1913 in Hemlock, Ohio.
Gerald lived in Perry County Ohio (Hemlock) until moving to Bisbee, Arizona in 1953, and then settling in Payson, Arizona in 1989. He was employed by Phelps Dodge Corporation from 1953 to 1975. Gerald was a member of the Christian Church, Sierra Vista, Arizona.
He is survived by daughters, Judith R. Kellis (Ed) of Bagdad, Arizona and Jane K. Harrington (Homer) of Payson, Arizona. He is preceded in death by his wife of 71 years, Luella Frasure Tharp; and brothers, Thomas "Todd" Gordon Tharp and Glen Tharp.
Messinger Payson Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.
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