James Eugene “Jet” Tharp. age 56. of Early died Sunday Aug. 10, 2008. as a result of an accident. A celebration of his life will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday Aug. 17, at the Riverside Park Pavilion in Brownwood. His body will be cremated under the direction of Heartland Funeral Home in Early.

Jet was born June 18, 1952, in Abilene and lived most of his life for motorcycles and his family in Brownwood. Jet was loved by many friends throughout Texas and the racing community. He will be missed.

Survivors include his mother, Lanelle Tharp of Early; brother, Patrick Tharp and wife Jennifer of Early; sister, Barbara Gross and husband Larry of Brooksmith; and numerous special nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his son, Michael David Tharp and father, Jim W. Tharp.

The family requests that memorials be made to an account set up in his name at the Mills Country State Bank.

Family and friends are invited to sign the online guest book at www.heart

landfuneralhome.net .