Karol Glasspoole Sharp

December 3, 1930September 14, 2017

SHARP, Karol Glasspoole, 86, passed away Thursday, September 14, 2017, in Midlothian, Va. Karol was born December 3, 1930 in Eau Claire, Wisconsin to Wendell and Kathryn Werlein Glasspoole, who, along with two brothers, Keith & Dave Glasspoole and her husband of 60 years, John Darrell Sharp, Sr. predeceased her. Karol attended Stout College prior to moving to Virginia in 1951 when she joined her husband who was serving in the United States Navy. She is survived by her daughter, Mary Vickerman (Brian); three sons, David John Sharp, John Darrell Sharp, Jr., and Jeffrey Daniel Sharp (Kim); her brother, Dan Glasspoole (Lois) of Winona, Minn. and a sister-in-law, Eileen Glasspoole of Hudson, Wisc.; eight grandchildren, Dawn Welch (Jamie), Amy Muir (Josh), Darrell Bowden (Triste), Kathryn Sharp, Jeffrey Sharp, Charles Sharp (Stina), Christine Sharp, Jessica Bruce (Tyler); and seventeen great-grandchildren, Lyndsay and Colton Welch; Emma, Abigail, Catherine, and Molly Muir; Tucker and Kinley Bowden; Brian, Jacob, and Hannah Devlin; Alena, Dre, Audriane and Angeline Sharp; Brandon Dooley, and Abel Bruce. Karol worked at The Richmond Police Department, The Veteran Administration Hospital and Phillip Morris, where she retired in 1992 as an administrative assistant to The Director of Research and Development and as Chairperson of The Art Committee. Following retirement, she and her husband John resided in Deltaville, Va. from 1994-2002. They were avid sailors and enjoyed sailing adventures with The Rappahannock River Yacht Club and via intercostal waterway excursions to Florida and the Caribbean where, for several years, they lived on their sailboat during the winter seasons. Karol volunteered at St. Francis Hospital after returning to Richmond. The love of her life was her family bringing her joy and happiness into her final days. Her Memorial Service will be at 3:00, Saturday, September 23, at Woody Funeral Home-Huguenot Chapel, 1020 Huguenot Road, Midlothian, Va. 23113.


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Rita & Noel Root

September 23, 2017

Karol had an impact on everyone she touched, especially on my life and my husband's Noel Root. We loved being around her, for she made us feel valued and her positive energy was always inspirational ! And to this day, I feel her warm and kind smile along the love she demonstrated to us and the family and life ! Karol's memories will live on in our mind and hearts forever !

Helen Houghton

September 20, 2017

It is difficult to explain how much Karol meant to the entire Houghton family. She made it her personal and professional duty to provide exemplary service, loyalty and friendship not only to Ken but also to Helen and the four children Kendall, Ken, Jr., Kevin and Kerry. Our deepest condolences go to the entire surviving children and grandchildren who were all privileged to be a part of Karol's life.

Tom & Marge Dooley & Family

September 19, 2017

Jeff, Christine and Family,
Please accept our sincere prayers and condolences on the passing of Karol.She certainly lead a full , active and long life and we know you memories of her will give you comfort and strength at this difficult time. You were blessed to have her in your lives for so many years. May she rest in peace in the arms of the Lord.

Bernie Henderson

September 15, 2017

As President of Woody Funeral Home, I extend our deepest sympathy from all our staff for your loss. We are committed to providing the utmost care to you at this time and throughout the days to come. Our purpose is to assist and serve you in a manner that exceeds your expectations. We pledge to strive to merit the trust you have reposed in us.