OBITUARY

Franklin D. Sharp

March 9, 1933November 30, 2018
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Sharp, Franklin D. (age 85) Born: Thursday, March 9th, 1933 - Knoxville Died: Friday, November 30th, 2018 - Knoxville / West Hills Rehab Facility He was preceded in death by father and mother, Herman Floyd (Jack) Sharp and Janie Gertrude Sharp, Knoxville, sister Zelma S. Williams and brother-in-law Bill Williams, brothers, Floyd Junior Sharp and Robert L. Sharp, Knoxville, mother and father-in-law William Anderson Walker, Knoxville and Helen O'Connor Smith, Pensacola FL, sister-in-law, Judy Wiley ,Texas. He leaves Dianne, his wife of fifty-six years, and his beloved son and daughter-in-law, Frank and Tina Sharp, Knoxville, sister-in-law, Lola Sharp, Knoxville, nephews, Jack (and Carolyn) Williams, Knoxville, John (and Peggy) Williams, Lenoir City, Montgomery (and Amy ) Sharp, Knoxville, niece, Lisa Pentecost, Knoxville, David (and Carolyn) Walker, Pensacola, Florida, nephew David (and Jowie) Walker, San Antonio, TX, niece, Melissa (and Jim) Ward of Leavenworth, Washington. Frank served in the United States Army and was wire chief for the 66th Signal Battalion of the 18th Air Borne Corps. He worked as a car repairman for Southern Railroad before joining the Knoxville City School System where he served as teacher at Fair Garden Elementary, Director of Manpower Training Center, and Principal of Giffin Elementary and Pleasant Ridge Elementary. Frank received both his bachelors and master’s degrees in Education from the University of TN, Knoxville. He retired from Pleasant Ridge Elementary in 1985. For over 50 seasons, Frank served as gate keeper at Neyland Stadium. Frank was the supervisor of Gate 10 for over 15 seasons, retiring after the 2008 season. His hobbies were woodworking projects and working on / fixing lawn mowers. The family will receive friends from 5:30 – 7 pm Thursday at Berry Lynnhurst Funeral Home, 2300 Adair Drive. A Celebration of Life will follow. Rev. John Holland will officiate. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Laundry Love Knoxville, www.laundryloveknoxville.com, Young-Williams Animal Shelter, www.young-williams.org, or The Mission of Hope, info@missionofhope.org. Condolences may be offered at www.berrylynnhurst.com

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, December 6, 2018
  • Memorial Service Thursday, December 6, 2018
REMEMBERING

Franklin D. Sharp

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Bridget Carroll

December 5, 2018

How we all loved Mr. Sharp. He let us have our Scout meetings at the school. He was the finest of Principles I have met in the duration of my boys school years. He never forgot to ask how my husband was doing and we admired Mrs. Sharp walking the Boxer, or shall we say the dog was waking her. There are too many memories to share, but just know, he will be watching over us. He is this one Angel, that we all need! My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

Bill Fair

December 5, 2018

As a classmate of Frank at Rule High School i have many memories of Frank. First he knew more history of Lonsdale
and Rule Hi than any body i know. He was a good story teller of events i wasnt aware of.. Many incidents pf class room capers and faculty response. A history buff with incredible knowledge. Made me laugh a lot. Most courteous and
congenial friend. When organizing class reunions he was always available . A most honorable respected and honest
individual with integrity . My sincere condolences to the family Speaking for the class of 1951

Edna Cole

December 4, 2018

I had the honor and pleasure of being a secretary to this amazing man at Manpower . Many years ago but I always tried to keep in touch with him through the years and I still have some woodworking Items that he made me. I am so glad that I got to talk to him a couple of weeks ago and I kidded him about I was afraid he was dead and he Assured me that he was not and we joked about it which was so much like him. He had such a wonderful sense of humor. Thanks for sharing these wonderful pictures

Kay Southern

December 4, 2018

All memories of Frank Sharp bring a smile to my face. He was one of the finest gentlemen I have ever known. His mentorship to a new, young teacher will never be forgotten. He genuinely cared for those who were privileged to know him and work with him. Countless children had a role model that will be long remembered. I know as he walked through those pearly gates he probably stopped, turned toward St. Peter, smiled, and said , "You have a good day."

Holland (Holly) Trumble

December 2, 2018

Frank Sharp was a true warrior. I didn’t know him nearly as much as my brother Josh did, but I do know that he was many things; A friend, A wonderful neighbor, A role model, A grandfather like figure, and most importantly a son of god and righteous man that was well respected and he respected others. He will forever be in the mind and hearts of everyone of us. May he Rest In Peace knowing how much he is loved and cared for. I hope that all his family and close friends, as well as those who were close to him, will feel comforted and calmed knowing that he is in a better place and not in pain.

Josh Trumble

December 2, 2018

Frank Sharp was a really good friend and neighbor to me. I remember doing a requirement for a merit badge, I was to interview someone. I chose Frank and I learned a lot about him and I was able to become closer to him. I miss him, but I know that he is a member of the kingdom of God and he can’t wait to be reunited with his wonderful wife, Dianne Sharp. I love him and miss him, as do a lot of people.

Stacey Trumble

December 2, 2018

Frank was a wonderful neighbor. I will always remember him sitting outside watching and wavying at people he knows. He was always quick with a kind comment, fun story, and a quick tease. He was kind to my children and family and I have been so blessed to have him and Diane as part of my life.

Jean Ponder

December 1, 2018

Frank was a sweet, caring gentleman of the highest order. It was a privilege to have known him through my dear friend Di. Frank always had kind words to say and a smile when saying them. This is a sweet, sweet family. Thanks be to God for His now good care of Frank.

Dave Angel

December 1, 2018

I can remember Frank from early childhood as a sweet man. He was a great neighbor and incredibly kind to my parents. What a legacy he leaves behind.

Barb O'Connor

December 1, 2018

Dianne, Frank and Tina, I am sad for your loss. I always loved Frank and his big heart. He was a very giving man.

The time he made me a quilt rack, he told me to come in a bigger car that would hold it. I had no clue it was going to be a giant. I love it.

And the time he gave my grandson a train that he had made, made me smile. It, to this day, sits on top of his dresser. He loves it but I told him it wasn't a toy, but a keepsake.

Frank was just a good ole guy. May he now rest in peace.
Barb

Biography

Sharp, Franklin D. (age 85) Born: Thursday, March 9th, 1933 - Knoxville
Died: Friday, November 30th, 2018 - Knoxville / West Hills Rehab Facility He was preceded in death by father and mother, Herman Floyd (Jack) Sharp and Janie Gertrude Sharp, Knoxville, sister Zelma S. Williams and brother-in-law Bill Williams, brothers, Floyd Junior Sharp and Robert L. Sharp, Knoxville, mother and father-in-law William Anderson Walker, Knoxville and Helen O'Connor Smith, Pensacola FL, sister-in-law, Judy Wiley ,Texas. He leaves Dianne, his wife of fifty-six years, and his beloved son and daughter-in-law, Frank and Tina Sharp, Knoxville, sister-in-law, Lola Sharp, Knoxville, nephews, Jack (and Carolyn) Williams, Knoxville, John (and Peggy) Williams, Lenoir City, Montgomery (and Amy ) Sharp, Knoxville, niece, Lisa Pentecost, Knoxville, David (and Carolyn) Walker, Pensacola, Florida, nephew David (and Jowie) Walker, San Antonio, TX, niece, Melissa (and Jim) Ward of Leavenworth, Washington. Frank served in the United States Army and was wire chief for the 66th Signal Battalion of the 18th Air Borne Corps. He worked as a car repairman for Southern Railroad before joining the Knoxville City School System where he served as teacher at Fair Garden Elementary, Director of Manpower Training Center, and Principal of Giffin Elementary and Pleasant Ridge Elementary. Frank received both his bachelors and master’s degrees in Education from the University of TN, Knoxville. He retired from Pleasant Ridge Elementary in 1985. For over 50 seasons, Frank served as gate keeper at Neyland Stadium. Frank was the supervisor of Gate 10 for over 15 seasons, retiring after the 2008 season. His hobbies were woodworking projects and working on / fixing lawn mowers. The family will receive friends from 5:30 – 7 pm Thursday at Berry Lynnhurst Funeral Home, 2300 Adair Drive. A Celebration of Life will follow. Rev. John Holland will officiate. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Laundry Love Knoxville, www.laundryloveknoxville.com, Young-Williams Animal Shelter, www.young-williams.org, or The Mission of Hope, info@missionofhope.org. Condolences may be offered at www.berrylynnhurst.com