Donald Sharp

Donald W. Sharp Sr., 84, of Arbovale, passed away Thursday, July 18, 2013, at his sons home in Arbovale. He was born Aug. 24, 1928, at Dayton, Ohio and was a son of the late Howard Russell and Maudie Goldie Knapp Sharp. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lois Sharp; sister Edna Neff; and brothers, James, Earl, Howard, Paul, and Melvin.

Donald was a member of the Church of God, a janitor, a minister for 50-plus years and a foster grandparent for Greenbank Elementary School.

Donald loved children, to sing and play his harmonica, writing songs, and poetry.

Survivors include: three daughters, LaVonda Wattenbarger, of Santa Clarita, Calif., Wanda Wattenbarger of Neosho, Mo. and Ramona Wood of Dunmore; one son, Donald W. Sharp Jr. of Arbovale; nine grandchildren, Heidi LaDue, Christy Howard, Brigita Wattenbarger, Katrina Wattenbarger, Trenton Wattenbarger, Darren Wattenbarger, Bradley Sharp, Brandon Sharp, Shanda Sharp; and 10 great- grandchildren.

Memorial services will be held 2 p.m. Aug. 3, 2013, at the Church of God Chapel in Shawnee, Okla. with Brother Carl Schaeffer officiating. Burial will follow in the Bethel Cemetery on Hardesty Road in Shawnee, Okla.

Lantz Funeral Home in Buckeye is in charge of arrangements.

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