William SHARPE Jr.

Richmond, Virginia


Richmond, Virginia


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SHARPE, William "Bill" Malcolm Jr., passed away suddenly in Richmond on March 14, 2012. Born in Logan, West Virginia, on November 30, 1935. He was predeceased by his parents, William M. Sharpe Sr. and Ada Belle Forsythe Sharpe; and his sister, Sarah Lou Sharpe Peters. Survived by his wife of nearly 50 years, Cathie Logan Sharpe; her mother, Fay Lafon Logan, of Roanoke; son, William "Chip" Malcolm Sharpe III, of Richmond; and daughter, Amy C. Sharpe Bazuzi (Samie); grandchildren, Christopher, Samira and Victoria Bazuzi, of Bettendorf, Ind.; sister, Jane Sharpe Blake, of Lewisburg, W.Va.; and numerous devoted cousins, nieces and nephews. Graduate of Marsh Fork High School, Montcoal, W.Va., and the United States Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, N.Y., in 1957, with a B.S. in Marine Engineering. A merchant seaman and briefly a commissioned officer in the United States Navy, he had a lengthy career in sales of insurance, stocks, real estate investments and in Mechanical Engineering. A lifelong Freemason and member of Mariners Lodge #67, a lifelong amateur actor, musician, model airplane enthusiast, genealogist, and organ donor, giving until the end. A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, March 17, at 1 p.m. until, at Bon Air Community Center, 8725 Quaker Lane. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made at www.lifenetheath.org., or The Shriner's Hospital, P.O.

Box 1163, Richmond, Va. 23218.

This obituary was originally published in the Richmond Times-Dispatch.

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so sorry, our prayers are with you.
Cedric and Mary Margaret

I was so sorry to here of Bills death. My prayers are with you. I will miss my
"Bott" Buddy.

May Bill's memory be eternal. Although I didn't know him, he sounds like someone who lived life fully. So sorry for your loss.

Sue Swanson (and family)

My sincere sympathy and love, Cathie, Amy, Chip and families. Just know that you will in our thoughts and prayers today and in the days to come.

My deepest sympathy to Cathie, Amy, Chip and all the family.
I shall miss hearing Bill's voice when we were able to converse by phone and speak about our family history.
Rest in peace dear cousin Bill.

Fair winds and calm seas my good friend Bill. You will be greatly missed and never forgotten

Sure haated to hear about Bill's accident and ultimate passing. He will really be missed by all who knew and loved him, which we all did. He will be missed at the MFHS reunions. I lost a good Masonic Brother. He graduated with my sister in 1963 and every time I saw him over the years he would ask how Edith was doing. Hang in there the sun will shine again and we will see him again. Thanks Bill for the memories. Bob Jarrell, Cocoa, Fla MFHS graduate 1956..

Sending our love, prayers, and sympathy at this time to all of the family. We will, however, joyfully share in honoring Bill on Saturday. Thank you for the many gifts of life, given through your precious family and precious loss. With love and gratitude always, Beth Ann, Gordon (liver transplant recipient of 13 years), Bennett, and Bethany