James David Sharpe, Sr.

31 May, 19318 October, 2020

James David Sharpe, Sr., 89, passed away Thursday October 8, 2020, at his residence.

David was born May 31, 1931, in Guilford County, NC, son of the late George S. and Lessie Mae Sharpe. He proudly served his country while in the Air Force and retired from the Greensboro Fire Department, a Battalion Chief. David was a faithful member of Vandalia Presbyterian Church.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Sharpe was preceded in death by his brother, George Sharpe and sisters, Dora Purgason and Betty McMillan. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, LaVerne Sharpe; son, David Sharpe, Jr. and wife, Sandy; daughter, Karen Moore and husband, Jimmy; sisters, Violet Cain, Mildred Isom; sister-in-law, Sarah Sharpe and his grandchildren, Jonathan Sharpe, James David Sharpe, III and Elizabeth Moore. Also surviving are numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, October 17, at Hanes Lineberry Sedgefield Chapel, 6000 West Gate City Boulevard. Interment will follow in Guilford Memorial Park. Please wear masks and maintain social distance during the services.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Vandalia Presbyterian Church, 101 Vandalia Road, Greensboro, NC 27406, AuthoraCare Hospice, 2500 Summit Avenue, Greensboro, NC 27405 or the American Heart Association, 7209 Albert Pick Road, #200, Greensboro, NC 27409.

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Judy Mays

October 16, 2020

David was one of my favorite members at Vandalia Presbyterian and I will miss him so much. He always came in the church door with a big smile and a happy greeting, always caring about how I was feeling on that day, even when he was not feeling great. He was always so positive, genuine and caring. I always called him
" Our angel with a paint brush at Vandalia." He would help paint and repair areas of our church with a smile and love for the church family. He was always willing to serve God, helping our church and community. He offered practical solutions to problems. He and LaVerne always had a smile and a kind word for others. I loved hearing his life stories about the fire department and his earlier life experiences.. He always had positive life stories about his beloved family. He was a true blessing in my life and will be forever remembered. Prayers and love to LaVerne and the entire family.

Betty Garcia

October 11, 2020

I will always remember David's greetings and smiles at our church. He was a model of a gentleman, and I will miss him very much.

My heart goes out to his family. May they be comforted knowing that David is in the presence of his Heavenly Father.

Jade Osborne

October 11, 2020

I always remember David as a kind and considerate neighbor. Whenever we kids were out in the field behind his house, he would have a kind word and offer a drink of water in the summer heat.
He loved his garden and would be there watching it grow almost every time I went past it.
I will miss seeing him and know that his family will miss his presence as well.
All our best wishes and condolences.
Jade & Donna Osborne

Paul Minor

October 11, 2020

Worked for Chief Sharpe back in the day at the GFD. Always treated me well and enjoyed working with him. RIP Chief Sharpe.

Phyllis David

October 10, 2020

I so enjoyed his visits to the farm! He was always smiling with a good story even though he was in pain. RIP Mr. Sharp - you will be missed but remembered.

Brenda Preston

October 9, 2020

So many wonderful memories flood my mind when I think of David.
He was always teasing me, and we always shared a good laugh together. He was a great man who loved his God and his family. What a great role model he was for everyone, and especially his children and grandchildren. We know he is rejoicing with his Jesus in heaven and free from pain and suffering. He now resides in his forever home. Much love to all the family, Alan, Brenda and Family


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