LAWTON, Okla._A Lawton Catholic parish is mourning the loss of their beloved priest.
According to Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church's Facebook page, Father Shane Tharp passed away over the weekend. A website linked to the Facebook page says Father Tharp suffered a massive heart attack Friday while on a retreat with other priests in Wichita, Kansas.
Before coming to Lawton, Father Tharp was a priest at Holy Name of Jesus in Chickasha. Tharp was 42 years old.