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1927 John 2023

John J. Sharp Jr.

November 9, 1927 — December 7, 2023



It is with great sadness that the family of John J Sharp Jr. announce his passing on Dec. 7th at the age of 96. John moved from his home here on Earth to live with his heavenly father and loved ones gone before him after being on hospice for 11 months. He was a resident of Knoxville, TN. He lit up a room with his smile and loved to laugh and tell a good clean joke. He was an Army Veteran with the 5th Armored Division. He was an employee of The Standard Knitting Mill for over 40 years until they closed and he retired. He loved to play golf and played most every Saturday morning. He always walked and was able to play and walk the course up into his early 80’s. His happiest round was when he had a double eagle at Wallace Hills. Even with him playing golf he was always home early ready to spend time with his family. Family was important to John and he was always there for them. He loved going to Dollywood and watching The Kingdom Heirs. He also love going to The Great Smoky Mountains, that was a very special place to him and he visited often.

He will be loving remembered and missed by his daughter Shelia Cox; Grandchildren – Jerry (Christy) Sharp, Ronald (Jennifer) Cox, Jason (Shelly) Sharp, Tonya (Chris Sr.) Waddell and Tiffany Scarlett; Great Grandchildren – Chris Jr., Jonathan, Zachary (Alexis), Anastasia, Brooke, Cheyenne, Brittany, Hunter, Taylor and Wyatt; Great Great Grandchildren – Brookyln, Harper, Thomas, and Anson. As well as other family and friends.

He was preceded by his parents John J Sharp Sr. and Eva Love Rutherford Sharp; his wife of over 50 years Reva Louise Lane Sharp; a beloved son Aubrey Sharp; a beloved daughter Sherry Sharp Roller. He was the last of 9 children.

Family will receive family & friends on Wednesday Dec. 13th from 5-7pm with a graveside Military Service at Greenwood cemetery on Thursday Dec. 14th at 1:00pm.

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Wednesday, December 13, 2023

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

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Thursday, December 14, 2023

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