Obit: Dennis Tharp


Dennis Lee Tharp, 75, of Wilton, died on Monday, May 13, 2019 at UnityPoint - Trinity Hospital in Bettendorf.

Visitation will be from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Friday, May 17 at Bentley Funeral Home in Wilton. No funeral services will be held.

Inurnment with military honors will take place at the Oakdale Cemetery at a later date.

Memorials may be made to the Wilton Fire Department or the Prayer Shawl Ministry of the United Methodist Church.

Online remembrances may be left at

Dennis was born in Muscatine on Jan. 6, 1944, the son of Thomas and Edna (Shroeder) Tharp.

Dennis graduated from Wilton High School in 1964. He served in the United States Marines during the Vietnam War.

Dennis married Carolyn Hinkhouse on Feb. 3, 1969 in Wilton.

He retired from Alcoa in Davenport, after 28 years.

He was a member of the United Methodist Church of Wilton. Dennis enjoyed yard work and playing cards.

Dennis is survived by his wife Carolyn of Wilton; his sons: Richard Tharp of Davenport, Jason (Julia) Tharp of Bradenton, Florida and Matthew (Birgeetta) Tharp of Wilton; five grandchildren: Jordan, Joshua, Grace, Morgen and Annabelle; his brother Garey (Bonnie) Tharp of Muscatine; and his half-brother Jerry Morrison of West Liberty.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Tom Tharp and Edna Morrison, and his sister, Beverly Barclay.