OBITUARY

Dale Waymon Sharpe

August 14, 1956October 11, 2021
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Dale Waymon Sharpe, 65, of Warren, Michigan, passed from this earth on October 11, 2021, at Ascension Macomb-Oakland Hospital in Madison Heights, Michigan.

Dale was born in Monroe, Michigan, to the late Waymon and Mary (Young) Sharpe, and was their only child. Being raised in a loving home, after God, family became his highest priority. After graduating from Monroe High School in 1974, Dale met the love of his life, Vicki Ann McGill, and they were married on April 28, 1979. Their union produced two children: Ryan (Courtney) Sharpe of Tampa, Florida, and Katy Sharpe of Warren, Michigan. One of the greatest days of Dale’s life happened when his first and only grandchild was born, Reilly Sharpe, who was his “Peanut,” and he was Reilly’s “Bob.”

In 1986, Dale relocated his family to Warren, Michigan, and was a part of the Maranatha Church of God family for over 40 years until the time of his death. Over the years, he built life-long friendships at the church.

Dale enjoyed eating out, walking several miles a day, and was an avid sports fan, especially watching or going to University of Michigan Football and Detroit Tigers games with Katy. He loved his bowling leagues, and spending time with his coworkers from the United States Postal Service in Troy where he worked for 35 and a half years. He recently retired from the post office on August 27, 2021, and was looking forward to spending extended time with Reilly in Florida.

Dale’s life was filled with love and family. Though he tirelessly worked two jobs during his kid’s school years, he always found time to be present in their lives. Whether it was church events, school events, Boy Scouts, band trips, or little league, Dale was always there as a leader or coach. When his kids were little, he spent time at home with them grilling out, playing catch, wrestling in the floor, ice skating, and going to the park. When Reilly came along, he loved to take him to amusement parks, trampoline parks, roller skating, skate parks, and playing Nerf gun wars in his basement.

He loved to travel, and took his family on many vacations to Orlando, cruises all over the Caribbean, and even went on a missions trip with Ryan to Europe. While there, he was able to visit Paris, Stockholm, and took part in the missions effort in Serbia. In 2019, he went on a cross-country road trip with his family that included 8 states, whitewater rafting, and National Parks. Whenever he could, he would make a trip to Tampa, Florida, to spend time with his Peanut.

Dale’s sense of humor and smile endeared himself to anyone with whom he came into contact. He never met a stranger, and was always willing to lend a hand to anyone in need. He mowed the grass, shoveled snow, and even cleaned the gutters out for his elderly neighbors. He took care of those he loved most, and provided a great life for his family. As an only child, he single-handedly provided care for his mother after she was diagnosed with late-stage cancer until her death in 2010, and then provided that same level of care for his father until his death in 2015.

In addition to the relatives above, Dale loved, and was loved by his many aunts, uncles, and cousins. He was “Uncle D” to his nieces, Carly and Megan McGill; son-in-law of Carolyn and the late Bill McGill; brother-in-law of William McGill and Reneé McGill.

Although he is gone now, we look forward to being reunited in Heaven.

Services

  • Visitation

    Friday, October 15, 2021

  • Celebration of Life

    Saturday, October 16, 2021

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E. Rayford

October 16, 2021

Dale was a very kind person to know. I was a DCT for the Post office. He gave me his personal phone number to contact him if I had any questions regarding a test I had to conduct at the Troy post office, what time all the trucks were coming in and the last truck. My condolences to his family I will keep you'll in my prayers 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼

Sandy Pierce

October 15, 2021

Vicki, Katy, Ryan and family,

I am so very sorry to learn of Dale’s passing. We have happy memories of your family when Ryan and Katy would come to visit their grandparents.

Please know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers.

With much love,
Sandy Pierce

Cheryl Schuerman

October 15, 2021

Dale was a coworker of mine for over 35 years. To say he was a dedicated and hard worker would be an understatement. When he retired I didn't think the Troy P.O. would survive without him because he always managed to keep the mail moving. Dale was always kind and friendly, he often shared photos of his beloved grandson, always with a big smile! He was very proud of his family and it showed in the loving way he talked about them. I am saddened that Dale didn't get to enjoy more of his retirement. Rest in peace Dale, we are all going to miss you!

Larry Moyer

October 15, 2021

I worked with Dale the entire time he worked for the post office. Dale worked nights, I worked days. I got to know Dale better when I started my current job 5 years ago as this job overlaps nights and days. We really enjoyed talking about politics and current events. Echoing other co-workers comments, Dale had a great work ethic and truly loved his family. Dale is missed by his postal family.
My condolences to the Sharpe family.

Sincerely,


Larry Moyer

Mickie Cork

October 15, 2021

A lot of years have passed since I saw Dale last, what I remember was a hard working husband, father and friend, who worked two jobs to supplement for his family. He taught me of all things tricks to cleaning carpets and furniture years and years ago. He always talked of his family and loved life.

Judy Sauro

October 14, 2021

Cousin Dale, was like my little brother. I was 12 when he was born. We were lucky enough to live close together. We had adjoining backyards. I loved playing with this cute toddler and our cousin Ralph Jr. Dale loved the outdoors and ran around most of the time in his bathing suit. My Aunt Helen had a time getting him to let her wash it. Now this would not be unusual if he had a pool! I remember how ambitious Dale was and how hard he worked. He decided to clean carpets, so we all had our carpets cleaned. We took many trips together down to our Granny's house in Woodbine, Ky. It was like another world down there. We could run and play and go hiking in the holler. We moved to Ga. in 1977 and I didn't get to see Dale much after that. He was there for me when my parents died. Unfortunately, my dad died on one of Dale's birthdays. Dale was so sad about that. I last saw Dale when my Aunt Helen passed away. He was there taking such good care of her and Uncle Waymon. He was so gentle, kind and patient with her. Everything everyone has said is so true. He cared about everyone. I will miss our Dale and like "peanut" said, he is in a better place.

Carol Montagne

October 14, 2021

I just can't get Dale out of my mind. I guess because it feels like a family member passed. Actually Dale was family, postal family. I would tell myself we see our coworkers more than our family at home. Dale bought my piano for Ryan & would share his recording of Ryan playing it with me. Dale would talk about going to the tiger game with Katy when they were playing against the Yankees. His face lit up when he would talk about his grandson that called him Bob. He would send me Happy Mothers Day text every year. I am blessed to have had such a wonderful friend & coworker in my life. God Bless

Denise Sullivan

October 14, 2021

I worked with Dale for those 35 and a half years, and if there's one attribute of Dales that comes to everyone's mind, it's his work ethic. He always had a great one, when we started in our twenties, and right into our sixties. We were all so young back then, and there's so many memories. In 1987 there were six of us expecting babies, of course Dales wife, but all six of those babies ended up being girls. We all couldn't believe not one little boy out of the bunch. Dale was so kind, and such a family man, always talking about his family. We would always talk about retirement, he always seemed to have it all figured out, and try to guide me on what I should be doing. When my mother started to get ill , always asked about her, and how she was doing, truly concerned. The real testament to his patience and kindness, was when he was supervising, and I would oversleep, and would call his cell, or text him at 4 or 5 in the morning to let him know I was going to be late, and he would kindly let me know that he wasn't at work but in Florida, or home in bed on his day off. I would have to apologize more times than I can count. Dale was a good man, and I know there is a special place in Heaven for him, but I can't say I'm not angry that he was taken so soon. God bless him, and his family, especially his little Peanut. Love you Dale, rest in peace friend.

Paul Williams

October 13, 2021

II worked with Dale for the past 31 years at the Troy Post Office. Dale was a man of integrity, dedication, thoughtfulness,exceptional worker and just a good down to earth person. We talked dally about out kids, sports, money, and just plain old life in general. He was proud to see the man that Ryan has become, and always smiled and looked forward to him and Katy going to Tigers and UofM games. I always encouraged him to retire and move Tampa to be close to his grandson;; his pride and joy. We are all going to miss him dearly, but God had bigger plans for him. Love you man. God bless his family and keep them in Grace.

Dawn Anderson

October 13, 2021

Dale was my cousin. He was always such a kind sweet man. Every mother's day I looked forward to Mothers day, not because it was Mothers Day but because I always looked forward to looking at my phone 1st thing in the morning & I would always have a text from Dale wishing me Happy Mothers Day, even before my own children would. I will miss that. I will always treasure his thoughtfulness and kindness. Til we meet again Dale. Will miss you dearly!