Walter Lafayette Tharp Sr. 80, of Shirley Arkansas passed from this life May 16,2017. Walter was born in Doddsville, Mississippi to the late Okley and Kathleen (Hodges) Tharp. Walter served in the United States Navy and had a bachelor degree in Engineering, after retirement, Walter became a Realtor, where countless strangers became friends and his witness of Jesus changed many lives. He loved to be outdoors, everywhere he stepped he was planting or gathering. Walter loved life, his family and the Lord. Whatever his hands found to do he did with all his might.

Walter Tharp is preceded in death by his parents, one sister Patsy and one grand daughter Hannah.

Still here to cherish his memory are his wife Lynda Ann of 57 years, three sons; Walter Jr. and Trent of Rome, Georgia, and Shane (Kimberly) of Shirley, Arkansas. Three brothers; Okley, Lewis and Danny and one sister Betty, eight grandchildren; Walter III, Lauren Jane, David, Megan, Elizabeth, Joseph, Haley and Abigail Tharp, one great granddaughter Micheala Langley.

Visitation will be held Thursday, May 18, 2017 at 9:00am Services at 10:00am at Roller-McNutt Chapel in Clinton, Arkansas. Interment will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery in Edgemont, Arkansas.

Final arrangements were entrusted to Roller-McNutt Funeral Home in Clinton, Arkansas. For online guestbook,