Ollie “Pee Wee” Tharpe

Ollie “Pee Wee” Tharpe, 71, of Middletown, Virginia passed away on Monday, July 2, 2018 at his home.

The family will receive friends on Friday, July 6, 2018 from 6 to 8 PM at Maddox Funeral Home, 105 West Main Street, Front Royal, Virginia.

Pee Wee was born on June 21, 1947 in Front Royal to the late Ollie Buck Tharpe and Lucy Fellers Keim. He was an Army veteran of the Vietnam War and a member of the VFW Post 1860 and American Legion Post 53.

Survivors include his wife of 36 years, Kathy Whitsell Tharpe; two sons, Danny Lee Whitsell II (Narissa Everhart) and Jimmy Ray Tharpe (Jeannie); two daughters, Tabitha Joy Molina (Marcos) and Krystal Gayle Tharpe; sister, Linda Hassenplug (George); six grandchildren, Amanda Marie Whitsell, Tasha Fay Tharpe, Keevon James Tharpe, Jamie Ray Tharpe, Javon Justin Tharpe and Aniyah Grace Whitsell; great grandson, Axton Ray Hutchinson and numerous in laws, nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

  2 comments for “Ollie “Pee Wee” Tharpe

  1. Faye Potter
    July 5, 2018 at 4:54 pm


    I am so sorry for your loss. Pee Wee was a great man who loved his family very much. R.I.P

  2. Roy reed
    December 18, 2018 at 8:49 pm

    Mr. Tharpe was a great guy…always enjoyed our talks at the Middletown Exxon…he will be sadly missed…RIP Ol’ Buddy…

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