Thomas Nathan Tharp, Entrepreneur and Owner of Bogart's Bar, passed away peacefully in the care of his family, January 16, 2020, Wichita, KS. Thomas, loved Lawrence, KS, Traveling, Camping and Fishing. Born, November 24, 1956, to James R. Tharp and Vera Margaret VanDuser Tharp, Wichita, KS. Thomas, is survived by his Sisters: Patricia Jane Maxwell and Janet Sue Skakl (Jerry Lee) and Brother: Gregory James Tharp (Gay Pullen). Also survived by his nieces and nephews, Dean Alan Maxwell (Merav), and their children, Grace Elizabeth Maxwell, Leo Wyatt Maxwell. Niece: Cynthia Ann Maxwell-Boaz (Samuel Boaz), Lucinda Niamh Boaz, Ashley Nichole Skakl, Jake Russell Skakl, Pete Randolph Skakl and great-nephews Fisher Pete and Archer Anthony of Olathe, KS; Tyler, John and Rachel Tharp all of Woodland's Texas. Preceded in death by his parents and brother, Jeffery Randolph Tharp. In lieu of flowers a memorial has been established with American Cancer Society 236 S. Topeka, Wichita, KS 67202.
In loving memory of our dear brother, uncle, friend.
He will be missed.
He who dwells in the shelter of the Most high, will abide in the shadow of the Almighty. Psalm 91:1
Peace; First Pity
I walked up to the old café tonight, just as I used to do;
Just as I ran raving once, for something new
The snow was old and chuckling tonight, abandoned by its storm.
It’s glad it melts tomorrow, glad the air is warm.
The folks were as they’ve always been tonight, as they will always be
Each on with hurt, searching eyes; each one but me
Who never saw their eyes before tonight or half guessed that they came,
Like me to search for some strange thing, without a name.
I noticed, coming back, the trees tonight, marbling the soft blue sky
Gnarled networks of deep emptiness, Orion high.
One twig-chasm or another? Wish Godspeed, to those who drink within
It was elsewhere, not there, for me, but could have been.
Jeffery Tharp 1967
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1955 N. Market