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J. Van Sharpe

J. Van Sharpe, 93, of Wentworth, NC passed away Thursday, September 26, 2019. Van was born in the Bethany community to the late J. Irvin and Ollie M. Sharpe. He was preceded in death by his wife of 72 years, Virginia, and siblings Ray, Dwight, and Garland Sharpe, and Julia Connell. He is survived by his children, Terry Sharpe (Maggie), Susan Crossland (Al), and Chris Sharpe (Diana); 6 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren; sister in law, Irene Sharpe and brother in law, Donnie Brown. Van graduated from Bethany High School and NC State University. He was a WW II veteran serving in the US Army in Italy and worked in the NC School System his entire career, primarily in Rockingham County. Van was a member of Woodmont United Methodist Church and a charter member of Wentworth Volunteer Fire Department. He was an avid hunter, outdoorsman, gardener, and land developer and enjoyed wood working, with his specialties being turkey callers and furniture. A memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Woodmont United Methodist Church, 1926 Richardson Drive, Reidsville, NC 27320 or Richmond County Hospice, 1119 US HWY 1N, Rockingham, NC.

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A candle was lit in memory of J. Van Sharpe

Bill Apple Mar 22 2022 2:04 AM

My maiden name in school, Griffin. Remember Mr Sharpe, always a very nice person.

Linda and Bruce O'Daniel Oct 26 2019 1:15 PM

A candle was lit in memory of J. Van Sharpe

Linda and Bruce O'Daniel Oct 26 2019 1:13 PM

Mr And Mrs Sharpe were always so friendly. Whenever and wherever I saw them they took time to ask about my family. And of course Mr Sharpe was a constant friend to all of the students at Wentworth School. To all the family remember the sweet memories. Judy Carroll Rice and family

Judy Carroll Rice Oct 26 2019 11:45 AM

Was a great neighbor Andy Anderson

andy anderson Oct 4 2019 10:23 PM

A candle was lit in memory of J. Van Sharpe

LINDA CAIN Oct 2 2019 7:10 AM

A candle was lit in memory of J. Van Sharpe

Cindy Powell Frazier Oct 1 2019 5:43 PM

A great man , son , husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather. He will be solely missed by all who knew him

joseph stewart Oct 1 2019 9:04 AM

I fondly remember as a senior at Rockingham County Senior High, i had Mr. Sharpe in wood shop. He taught me a lot about woodworking and those lessons have followed me to this day. Thank you for those lessons Mr. Sharpe. My sincere and heartfelt condolences to the family.

Billy Littrell Oct 1 2019 8:36 AM

A candle was lit in memory of J. Van Sharpe

Alice Setliff Oct 1 2019 7:33 AM

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