OBITUARY

George A. Sharp Jr.

June 8, 1932July 26, 2014
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George Adam Sharp, Jr., 82, of Overland Park, Kansas, passed away Saturday, July 26th. Visitation will be from 6:00-8:00 p.m., Wednesday, July 30th at Chapel Hill – Butler Funeral Home, 701 North 94th Street, Kansas City, Kansas. Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m., Thursday, July 31st at White Church Christian Church, 2200 North 85th Street, Kansas City, Kansas. Interment with Honors will follow in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Growing Place at White Church Christian Church, the Yellowstone Park Foundation, 222 East Main Street, Suite 301, Bozeman, Montana 59715, or the Hospice House at Olathe Medical Center, 20375 West 151st, Suite 363, Olathe, Kansas 66061. George was born June 8, 1932 in KCK to George and Elsie Sharp. A lifelong KC area resident, he graduated high school and then served in the Coast Guard from 1952-56, where he served as a radioman and received the National Defense Service Medal and the Good Conduct Medal. After his service, he eloped with Alice Hardie on January 11, 1957 to Ponca City, Oklahoma. George worked for the United States Postal Service for 32 years, retiring in 1989. After his retirement, he worked as a school bus driver from 1989-2010 and also drove the bus for the Special Olympics and any other charitable organization he was involved in. George was a Mason and also very involved with the Boy Scouts, Troop 392. He loved traveling with Alice especially if he was going to fly fish while he was there and he always loved spending time with his family. George was preceded in death by his parents, George and Elsie Sharp and his sister, Nina Paterson. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Alice Sharp; his children, Glen Sharp (Alice), Cheryl Sharp and David Sharp; his brothers, Jerry Sharp (Verna) and Dale Sharp (Brenda); his grandsons, Matthew Sharp (Cassie), Brett Sharp (Erica) and Zachary Sharp; as well as his great-grandchildren, Haylan and Luke Sharp. Fond memories and condolences may be left for George at www.chapelhill-butler.com, as arrangements are under the direction of Chapel Hill – Butler Funeral Home, 701 North 94th Street, Kansas City, Kansas 66112.

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, July 30, 2014
  • Celebration of Life Thursday, July 31, 2014
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George A. Sharp Jr.

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Lori

July 31, 2014

MISS you so much, i know you are in heaven fishing with that big smile. i will miss you calling me Blue Eyes, LOVE to all the family

July 31, 2014

Miss you!

Babe

Bob

July 30, 2014

I am grateful for the life of Mr. Sharp. Thanks to his service and to the service of others in our armed forces, my family and I have been able to lead our lives in freedom and peace.

Bob

July 30, 2014

I am grateful for the life of Mr. Sharp. Thanks to his service and to the service of others in our armed forces, my family and I have been able to lead our lives in freedom and peace.

Katie Stephen

July 30, 2014

I am at a loss of words.... I will miss coming in and seeing both George & Alice light up & say "Hey babe!" In the short time I knew them, they touched my heart & life forever!!
Love you guys,
Babe.

July 30, 2014

Sir, thanks for all the memories and your undying love for my children and grandchildren. You were a great and caring man.

July 29, 2014

Brother we will miss you but you will always be in our hearts. Thank you and Alice for three of the finest nephews and niece anybody could want. Jerry & Verna

July 29, 2014

So many things we should have said but just couldn't get the words out. They can all be summed up in 5 simple words - Thank you and We Love you. We will never see a mountain or another campfire without thinking of you and the many treasures you shared with us. Dale & Short Stuff

July 29, 2014

All your friends at Waddell & Reed send their heartfelt condolences.

July 28, 2014

So very sorry to hear of your dad's passing, Cheryl. You and your family are in our hearts and prayers! -- Rhonda Harrelson