GREENVILLE - Gerald D. Sharp, age 88 of Greenville, Ohio passed away Thursday November 18, 2021 at the EverHeart Hospice Care Center of Greenville. Gerald was born March 21, 1933 in Greenville Township Darke County, Ohio and the son of the late Charles A. and Mabel C. (Mann) Sharp.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers Wayne Sharp, Max Sharp, Adrian Sharp, George Sharp, and Jack Sharp: sisters Marjorie Strait and Jo Ann Thompson and a great grandson Grayson Cassidy.
He was a Veteran serving in the U.S. Army in the Korean War from 1953 until 1955. He was a mail clerk at the 21st Station Hospital in Pusan, Korea. He was a 30 year employee for D.G. & U. Trucking in Greenville and Commercial Motor Freight working in Cincinnati in sales from 1963 until 1965 and becoming manager in Greenville until 1985. He later worked at Production Support of Russia.
Gerald was a member of St. John Lutheran Church of Greenville, a Lifetime member of V.F.W. and a member of the Elks Lodge #1139 both of Greenville.
Gerald is survived by his wife Arlene M. (Stephan) Sharp of Greenville. They were married January 28, 1956. Also daughter and son-in-law Pam & Tim Locke of Ludlow Falls, son and daughter-in-law Bryan & Sue Sharp of Greenville and daughter and son-in-law Jodi & John Barge of Versailles; grandchildren Josh & Megan Locke, Sarah & Kevin Kress, Emily Locke, Lyndsay & Matt Huffman, Stephan Sharp, Jerrica & Caleb Cassidy and Jarett Barge; great grandchildren Mahayla, Maybree & Malone Locke, Averie, Reegan & Sawyer Kress; Olivia & Bryce Huffman and Charlette Cassidy; brother and sister-in-law Larry & Patty Sharp Lancaster, Ohio as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
A Celebration of Life will be held at 11:00 AM Tuesday November 23, 2021 in the St. John Lutheran Church 7418 State Route 121-N. Greenville, Ohio with Pastor Alliyah Greaver officiating. Burial will follow in the St. John Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 10:00 AM until time of the services in the church.
It is the wishes of the family that Memorial Contributions be given to EverHeart Hospice of Greenville, St. John Lutheran Church or Darke County Cancer Association.
Funeral arrangements by Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio.
Condolences for the family may be sent to www.zecharbailey.com.