BERTRAND - Alfred D. Sharp, 74, died Aug. 21, 2012, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston.
Born Feb. 20, 1938, in Dorena, to the late Monroe and Louise Coleman Sharp, he was employed as a farmer and custodian/bus driver for the Charleston Public Schools before retiring. He was a member of First Praise in Cairo, Ill., where he served as a deacon.
On May 28, 1957, he married Ruby Mae Taylor, who preceded him in death on May 28, 2003.
Survivors include: one son and daughter-in-law, Alfred D. and Betty Sharp Jr. of Sikeston; two daughters and sons-in-law, Barbara and David Jones of La Center, Ky., and Anita and Artie Kirkwood of Bertrand; three sisters, Carolyn Roberson and Margaret Bingham of Cairo, Ill., and Lois Scott of Sikeston; three grandchildren whom he raised, Angela Wheeler of Bertrand and Jason Sharp and Travis Sharp of Charleston; and 11 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren. A special friend, Hope Morton of Davenport, Iowa, also survives.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. Saturday until time of services at noon Saturday at Mercy Seat Missionary Baptist Church. The Rev. Arthur Cassell, pastor, will officiate with the Rev. J. L. Posey, as eulogist.
Burial will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery near Charleston with the Williams Funeral Home of Charleston in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences may be sent at www. williamsfuneralhomes.com