Debbie has gratefully joined the Knight & Stockton family as their Legal Secretary.
Debbie’s Professional career started while attending Poteau High School and working for Thompson & Thompson Law Office. After graduation, she began her career in banking at Poteau State Bank, now Community State Bank. Her family moved to Texas where she continued her banking/finance career in the Dallas/Fort Worth financial market for 20+ years. She changed her career path to include Central Office Installation and DSL Installation (residential and commercial) for Southwestern Bell and CoServe Energy in the Dallas/Fort Worth area for 4+ years. Before moving back to Poteau, Debbie was a bookkeeper for a CPA in Rockwall, Texas for 5+ years.
Debbie is proudly married to U.S. Army Veteran Robert J. Tharp. They have five wonderful children, ranging in ages, and four grandchildren with one on the way. Debbie loves working on the farm, fishing and anything outdoors, especially the sand and surf. Debbie is a Medical Reserve Corp of Oklahoma Volunteer and a member of the Cattleman’s Association.