Thomas William Sharp, Sr.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Thomas William Sharp, Sr., a resident of Berryville, AR, was born November 10, 1929 in Philadelphia, PA, a son of Childs Wagner and Josephine (Melton) Sharp. He went to be with his Lord and Savior Saturday, December 18, 2010 at his home in Berryville, at the age of 81.

Tom attended Valley View Baptist Church. He was a member of the American Legion Post #162 in Green Forest, AR and also a member of the Gideons. Tom proudly served his country in the United States Marines during WWII and Korean War. He worked as an ad executive for many years for the Green Forest Tribune.

On March 16, 1953, Tom was united in marriage with Ruth Ann Woerlein who survives him of the home. He is also survived by four sons, John Sharp and wife Clara of Jacksonville, NC, Tom Sharp and wife Brenda of Mountain Home, AR, Ron Sharp of New Jersey and Mike Sharp and wife Deana of Berryville, AR; one brother, Childs Sharp and wife Sandra of Salisbury, MD; one sister, Josephine Pendleton of Springfield, MO; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Childs Sharp and Josephine Brown.

Visitation will be held from 5 until 8 p.m. Monday, December 20, 2010 at the Charles M. Nelson Memorial Chapel in Berryville. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, December 21, 2010 at the Charles M. Nelson Memorial Chapel with Reverend David Kline officiating. Interment will follow in the Farewell Cemetery under the direction of Nelson Funeral Service, Inc. Memorial donations may be made to the Gideons or to Valley View Baptist Church, 6413 Hwy. 62 West, Eureka Springs, AR 72632. Online condolences may be sent to the family at nelsonfuneral.com.