Jeremy Tharp

September 7, 2021

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Jeremy Tharp, age 44, of Highland, IN, passed away on Tuesday, September 7, 2021.  He is survived by his son, Ronin Tharp, mother Roxanne Tharp, sister Jennifer (Craig) Smolen, and brother Sean (Linda) Tharp; nephew Tyler Smolen and niece Samantha Smolen and many loving aunts, uncles and cousins.  Preceding him in death was his father, Gordon “Woody” Tharp, grandmother, Mona Dragon, grandmother, Sharon Rahn, and uncle, Greg Paul.

Jeremy graduated from Highland High School in 1995 and then enlisted in the United States Air Force until May 2001. While serving he received the Air Force Achievement Medal; Air Force Outstanding Unit Award; Air Force Good Conduct Medal; National Defense Service Medal; Air Force Longevity Award; and the Air Force Training Ribbon.  After serving he returned home where he worked at Woody’s Garage for 20 years. Jeremy was an avid reader, a huge Chicago and Notre Dame sports fanatic. He enjoyed traveling to many stadiums across the country to catch a Bears game with his buddies every year. He will be remembered for having a huge heart and a love for everyone he met. He loved his son and his family more than anyone could imagine. He will be missed.

Visitation will be held at Hillside Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 8941 Kleinman Road, Highland, IN 46322 on Sunday, September 12, 2021, from 1:00 pm to 7:00 pm, with the Funeral Service at 10:00 am on Monday, September 13, 2021, at Hillside Funeral Home, Interment will be at Calumet Park Cemetery in Merrillville, IN. 

In lieu of flowers, a contribution can be made to the VFW Post 1109 in Highland, IN.

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September 12, 2021

1:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Hillside Funeral Home & Cremation Center
8941 Kleinman Rd.
Highland, IN 46322

Funeral Service
September 13, 2021

10:00 AM
Hillside Funeral Home & Cremation Center
8941 Kleinman Rd.
Highland, IN 46322

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