David Michael Tharp

August 18, 1945April 18, 2014
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Mr. David Tharp passed away peacefully on April 18, 2014 at the age of 68 with his family by his side.

David is survived by his loving wife, Kimm of 36 years, sons, Evan (Leilani) and Justin, grandchildren, Hailey Jane and Russell Connor, Father, Wallace, sisters, Korla (Richard), Kathi (Bill) and many more loving family and friends.

Dave loved nothing more than BBQing, smoking a cigar and drinking Bud Light on his patio with his dog, Tracker, family and friends. He loved watching Football, Nascar and going to the River.

Heaven just got the BEST PRINTER IN TOWN!

He will be greatly missed by everyone who knew and loved him.

Services will be held on Thursday May 1, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at Acheson and Graham Garden of Prayer Mortuary located at 7944 Magnolia Ave., Riverside CA 92504.

Dave loved and served his country with pride and will be laid to rest at Riverside National Cemetery located at 22495 Van Buren Blvd, Riverside CA 92518, at 11:30 a.m. on May 1st. Staging area #3.

A Celebration of Life will be held at the Elks Lodge on Brockton Ave in Riverside following the services.


  • Chapel Funeral Service Thursday, May 1, 2014
  • Graveside Committal Thursday, May 1, 2014

David Michael Tharp

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Jeff Crumbaker

May 1, 2014

Hello Kimm,
I was really saddened to learn of Dave's passing, and I regret that he and I failed to keep in touch over the years. Dave was for many years our "go to" guy for printing. I always looked forward to those opportunities. Dave was a hoot! I loved his humor and easy going ways. We'd discuss the print job for 5 minutes and then spend an hour chatting, laughing, and of course, sharing a smoke... happy memories of a fine man. My condolences and prayers go out to you and the family.

Diana Magana & FNBSOCAL

May 1, 2014

Kimm, we are so sorry for the loss of your beloved husband. We will keep all of you in our prayers.Please extend our condolences to the members of your family.

Korla Webster

April 30, 2014

I don't even know what to say David. I can't believe that I am never going to get the chance to call you again,hear your voice ,and always know you were smiling when I said Hello Baby Brother ! I will miss your Thought for the Week because it was always so sweet and I got to tease you about how unusual it was for you. I will miss you, that sweet smile,that thick bunch of hair and those gorgeous baby blues! I will miss hugging you when we see each other and most of all, I will miss saying"I love you David".
I love you David, your sister,Korla

Greg & Chris McCaslin

April 30, 2014

It was with great sadness that we learned of Dave death. Please extend our condolences to the members of your family.

Tami Goodson

April 29, 2014

Uncle Dave,
You were always there for me when I was growing up....I will never forget that. Thank you for all the wonderful childhood memories you were a part of. I love you lots and will miss you dearly.

Laura segotta

April 27, 2014

I did not know David, but I do know his sister Korla ..and if he was anything like her, he was amazing. I am so very sorry for the loss of a beloved brother, husband, father..i will keep all of you in my prayers.

Dale Lundt

April 27, 2014

Please accept my sympathy. I am so sorry for your loss. May he rest in peace. My best childhood memories are of visiting my cousins, Russell, Korla, Kathy and the always wild and crazy David.

Jeannine Ricord

April 26, 2014

So Sorry to hear of your loss! My prayers and love go out to you and your family! May he rest in Peace!

Judy Peterson

April 26, 2014

Kimm and Family, I will miss David and wish we could have seen more of each other. When we were children his parents used to bring the kids to Boise quite often and we had a good time. Rest in Peace David, you will always be in my memories
Judy Peterson (Madison)


April 26, 2014

My Dearest Dave,
I miss you so much that words cannot express it. I am lost without you Babe. Please let me know you are OK. I have so many wonderful memories that I thank you for. Take care and watch over me. I love you Dave !!