For families in Central Virginia, Tharp Funeral Home has been the funeral provider of choice for over 80 years. We love our community and we want to help the families in Lynchburg, Bedford and beyond to receive the very best service and care possible.

Tharp Funeral Home has three generations of dedication to the community

Our founder, Glenn Tharp, faithfully served the Bedford area until the 1990s when his son, Willard D. “Skip” Tharp, took up the mantle of running Central Virginia’s premier funeral service. He is assisted by his own son, Chris Tharp, the current president and owner of Tharp Funeral Home.

Funeral, Memorial and Cremation Services suited to your needs

We know that you want the funeral or memorial service for your loved ones to be special. That’s why at Tharp we do everything we can to make sure you can create a memorable tribute to honor your loved one. From cremation to burial, visitation to funeral services, we offer a wide variety of options so you can pick what suits you best.


Tharp Funeral Homes honors our veterans

We’ve always had a special place in our hearts for the needs of veterans. Our founder, Glenn Tharp, was a veteran of World War II, serving under Patton and receiving the Silver Star and Purple Heart.

We will work with you to make sure you receive the best care and all of the benefits available to you. A Veteran’s funeral service may be eligible for a number of benefits provided by both Tharp Funeral Home and the VA:

  • Burial allowance: We provide a $300 tribute to be used for your veteran’s funeral.
  • Veteran headstone: The VA will provide a free headstone or marker to commemorate your loved one’s resting place. 
  • Burial flag: The VA will provide a burial flag to the family to honor the passing of one who has served our country.

We’re here to serve

Arranging a funeral service can be difficult and painful in the wake of a loss. That’s why we’re here to help you with the pre-planning process, before an immediate need arises.

Start funeral pre-planning today, or contact us for an immediate funeral need.

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