OBITUARY

Jerry Lee Sharp

September 13, 1934October 8, 2020
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Jerry Sharp, of Dallas, peacefully passed away October 8th at the age of 86. Jerry was born in Ladonia, Texas on September 13, 1934 to R.V. and Bessie Lee Sharp. He spent his childhood on the family farm near Commerce and graduated from Commerce High School. After graduating from East Texas State Teachers College, he moved to Dallas and married his wife of 64 years, Mary Lou McWhirter. Jerry started his professional career at Lone Star Gas Company in downtown Dallas. He held several different positions and retired as Vice-President of Manufacturing from Varo Industries in 1998. He worked hard, earning his M.B.A. from Southern Methodist University while holding a full-time job and providing for his family. He and his wife are longtime members of Lake Highlands United Methodist Church. Outside of work, Jerry enjoyed spending time with his family, raising and showing Boston Terriers, traveling, sweepstaking, blackjack, and investing.

Jerry is preceded in death by his parents and son-in-law Allen Kaus. Survivors include his wife Mary Lou Sharp, his daughters Carolyn (Roy) Dill of Bastrop, Martha Kaus of Terrell, Kathryn (Shane) Potter of Dallas; Grandchildren Jamie (Katie) Yarbrough of Houston, Kelly (Mike) Crews of Terrell, Kristi Kaus of Carrollton, Cameron Potter of Dallas; and great grandchildren Gabriel and Jonah Yarbrough and Paige Beheler.

Visitation will take place on Monday, October 12, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. with a service following at 11:00 a.m. at Sparkman-Crane Funeral Home. Graveside services will follow at Rosemound Cemetery in Commerce.

Services

  • Visitation

    Monday, October 12, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Monday, October 12, 2020

  • Interment

    Monday, October 12, 2020

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October 10, 2020

Jerry and Mary Lou constantly contributed and served AARP 3880, Casa Linda Dallas. Jerry will be remembered.

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