Herald William Tharp, age 76, of Casey, IL passed away at 9:47 am on Tuesday, February 23, 2021 at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center, Coles County, IL. He was born October 30, 1944 in Martinsville, IL the son of Rex Tharp and Wilma Jean Atkins Tharp.
Survivors include his children, Carlotta Athey (Rick); Suzanne Biggs; Michael Davis; Trent Tharp all of Casey, IL and Ammie Bonham (Robert) of Bradenton, FL; grandchildren, Brock Athey (Lara) and their children Sara, Rhett, June and Olive; Bryant Athey (Ashley) and their children Blaire and Brecken; Emily Taillac; Tia Biggs; Garrett Biggs; Wade Tharp; Taylor Perisho and his family; Chelsea Davis and her son Bryson; Beau Davis and Billy Davis; brothers, Richard Williams (Candy) of Oblong, IL and James Williams (Sue) of Effingham IL.
Herald was preceded in death by his parents, Rex Tharp and Wilma Bowen; the mothers of his children, Charlene Harris and Beverly Perry; brothers, Gerald (Red) Tharp, Roy Lee Williams and Kenneth Williams; an infant sister, Joyce Tharp and granddaughter, Brianna Kalyn Athey.
Herald retired from the Casey Stone Quarry where he was a machinery operator for over 30 years. He always enjoyed his family, horses and hunting dogs. Herald was a lifelong Casey resident and was always willing to lend a helping hand.
At his request there will be no services. Inurnment will be in Ridgelawn Cemetery, Martinsville, IL.
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