Jack M. Sharp, age 75, of Mena, formerly of Nashville, Arkansas, went to meet his Heavenly Father on Friday, August 21, 2015 in Hot Springs, Arkansas.
He was born February 8, 1940 in Polk County, Arkansas to the late Arthur C. Sharp and the late Edna Lee Smith Sharp. Jack was a big man with a big heart…He loved God, his family, and friends. He was a kind and gentle man, never a harsh, hateful, or disrespectful word to anyone, always a smile. On June 4, 1974 in a little Church of God, he was saved. He always looked for the good in people and loved helping people. If you ever met him you would have to love him. He enjoyed fishing, reading westerns novels, loved his dogs and horse racing, and his scratch offs. He loved to cook and help people. He was a “horse trader”, he loved to go to yard sales, auctions and buy, swap, and sell old things. It didn’t matter what, if he found something he thought he could fix, he would work on it and get it working and trade it off or sell it to buy another “treasure to tinker with”. He was a loving and kind husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend to all who knew him. He will be missed by all.
He is survived by his wife, Wilma Sharp of Nashville, Arkansas; brothers, John Sharp of Mena, Arkansas and Wayne Sharp and wife Betty of Marshall, Texas; sisters, Marie Gentry of Mena, Arkansas and Colleen Strother and husband Eddie of Mena, Arkansas; sons, Terry Sharp of Grand Fork, North Dakota and Curtis Sharp and wife Janie of Weatherford, Texas; daughter, Mechelle Sharp of Houston Texas; step-daughters, Dawanda Billingsley Schwope and husband Ron, Ramona Sullivan and husband Jimmy Don, and Theresa Humphrey and husband Rick; step-son, Zane Thomas; seven grandchildren and seven step-grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren and 14 great step-grandchildren; and a host of nephews, nieces, cousins, and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Arthur and Edna Sharp; brothers, Arthur Lee Sharp and Ronald G. Sharp; son, Randy Sharp; two stepsons, Marc Thomas and Boyd Thomas; and one grandson, Charles Michael Sharp.
Graveside services will be today (Monday, August 24, 2015) at 3:00 p.m. at Gann Cemetery in Potter, Arkansas with Brother Stacy Strother officiating under the direction of the Beasley Wood Funeral Home of Mena.