Robert “Buddy” Maxey, Jr. has been employeed at Tharp Funeral Home since 2003. He is a graduate of Central Virginia Community College, Averett University and John Tyler Community College where he received his degree in Funeral Service in 2008. Prior to beginning his career at Tharp Funeral Home, Buddy served as Sheriff of Campbell County for twenty years. Buddy has been interested in the funeral service for many years and feels very fortunate to be able to enter it as a second career. He and his wife, Martha live in the Rustburg community of Campbell County, where Martha teaches sixth grade at Rustburg Middle School. They are members of Rustburg Presbyterian Church. Their daughter, Hannah is a social worker at The Summitt Health and Rehabilitation Center and their son, Adam is a graduate of Virginia Tech.