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6050 Main Street
Mays Landing, NJ 08330
Phone: 609-625-2324
Fax: 609-625-9141
Charles Tharpe

Charles "JR" Tharpe Jr.

Sunday, November 8th, 1942 - Tuesday, December 17th, 2019
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Charles Tharpe, Jr. “Junior” “JR” of Mays Landing, NJ went home to be with the Lord on December 17, 2019 at the age of 77 after a brief illness. He was surrounded by friends and family. Born on November 8, 1942, he was predeceased by his father Walter, mother Mildred, and siblings Rosie, Willard, and Leroy in heaven.

He is survived by siblings Stella, Emma, and Bobby; and his beloved children whom he had treasured: daughter Christina “Tina” Tharpe-Ferraro (Alfredo), his son “Charles “Chuck” Tharpe (Stacey) and their mother MarieElena; his daughter Cara Tharpe and her mother Sandi; his beloved grandchildren: Christina, Sophia, Alfredo G., and Francesca Ferraro; sisters-in-law Joann, Lisa, and Brenda; nieces and nephews: Kimberly Kelly, Kevin, Erica, Erin, Alexa and amongst many others. Kimberly Tharpe-Wixted (Dr. William Wixted) whom were by Jr’s side from the beginning of his illness as well as some of his close friends Donald Davis, Wayne Kalai, Thomas Caucci, Ed Paugh, and Chris Einwechter.

JR was known as the legendary landscaper of Atlantic County. He took pride in his business, JR’S Landscaping & Irrigation for over 50 years where he became friends with all clients through his likable personality. He will always be remembered for his baby blue eyes, infectious smile, hats, turtlenecks, sense of humor, heart of gold, and his love for helping others in any way he could. Also touching the lives that all that knew him and leaving behind many stories that he told them all. JR had many hobbies but had a passion for cards and gambling. Amongst them were fishing, hunting, the outdoors, and especially his Famous Tractor the Bobcat which was his toy. Wawa was his second home which anyone that knew him would know his 20 oz. coffee would be 10/10.

JR cherished every moment with his family and friends. There were no strangers with JR. If you didn’t know JR, you weren’t from Mays Landing, Egg Harbor City, or Hammonton.

JR will be deeply missed by all of those who had the pleasure of knowing him.

Please join us in celebrating JR’s life and legacy at the Boakes Funeral Home, 6050 Main St., Mays Landing, on December 23, 2019 where a viewing will be held on from 9-11 AM and a service at 11 AM. Burial will be private.
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  • Visitation

    Monday, December 23rd, 2019 | 9:00am - 11:00am
    Monday, December 23rd, 2019 9:00am - 11:00am
    Boakes Funeral Home
    6050 Main Street
    MAYS LANDING, NJ 08330
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Monday, December 23rd, 2019 | 11:00am
    Monday, December 23rd, 2019 11:00am
    Boakes Funeral Home
    6050 Main Street
    MAYS LANDING, NJ 08330
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email

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Ruthie Jones

Posted at 10:59am
Marie, Tina, Chuckie and Family...
What can I say about a friend and neighbor like JR. Always remember cooking his fish because it wasn't allowed in his house but didn't mind it. His personality speaks for himself and will always have that in our hearts. Maybe he is riding a corvette or just telling a tale. Just remember that we do recall alot of the old stories and smile and laugh. God Bless You All and peace and happiness will be with you all....
Love, Ruthie, Misti, and John (the Joneses from Harding Lakes)

Misti Jones Keenan

Posted at 08:47am
Losing someone we love is nothing easy, we can realize that we are blessed to have been able to share in his life. May your tears of sorrow turn into tears of laughter through your memories of JR. We pray that your heart and soul will find peace and comfort during this difficult time.

No matter how far away, we have thought of your family often and spoke of memories made together many times.

With much love,
Ruthie Jones, John Jones, and Misti Jones Keenan

Diane Fox

Posted at 08:44am
Chuckie and family,

Keep his memory close to your heart.

John and Diane Fox

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