July 3, 1931 - Sept. 16, 2013
ELKHART - Walter Eugene Sharp Sr., 82, departed this life on Monday, Sept. 16, 2013.
Walter was born July 3, 1931, to Robert and Addie Mae Sharp in Decatur County, Tenn.
He was a member of Greater Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of Pastor Nichols Cossey Sr. Walter retired from ET&T Frames as a welder and then worked for the YMCA. He continued his welding by making BBQ grills in his backyard. He loved everyone.
He is survived by his wife Patricia Sharp; mother-in-law Pearlie Green; children Walter Eugene Sharp Jr., Michael Weakly, Ballenger McCarey, Johnny McCarey, Jack McCarey, Mike McCarey, Minnie Milan, Maxine Norman and Shannon Sharp, all of Elkhart, Harold Willis of Chicago, and Dana L. Dukes and LaToya Sharp of Fort Wayne; siblings Henry (Joann) Sharp, Bill (Martha) Sharp, Martha Mance and Patty Lawrence, all of Elkhart; best friend Jerry Bryant; nine grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.
Walter is preceded in death by his parents; daughters Toris Ann Sharp and Renee E. Sharp; and siblings Joe McElarth, William McElarth and Ralph Sharp, Nora Lee Vaughn and Edna Hooker.
Visitation will be at 10 a.m. until the funeral services at noon Monday, Sept. 23, 2013, at Greater Bethlehem Baptist Church, 1829 Oakland Ave., Elkhart. Pastor Nichols Cossey Sr. will officiate.
Visit www.clarkoneal.com to sign his guestbook.