Gerald S. Sharpe


Gerald S. 'Jerry' Sharpe

Gerald S. “Jerry” Sharpe, 92, of Cleveland, passed away Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017, at his residence. He was a member of Broad Street United Methodist Church.

 He was born in Winnipeg Manitoba, Canada, and was reared in Pine Falls. Manitoba. He and his wife moved to Cleveland in 1954, where he was part of Bowater Corporation for the next 31 years. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and an avid golfer. He was a veteran of the Canadian Navy serving in World War II.

 He was preceded in death by his parents: Edward George and Mae V. Sharpe; son, Edward Gerald Sharpe, who lost his life in action in Vietnam in 1967; and granddaughter, Meghan Rae Sharpe.

 Survivors include his wife of 70 years, Leah M. Sharpe of Cleveland; sons: Brian Sharpe (Naomi) and Ron Sharpe, both of Cleveland, and Jerry Sharpe (Terry) of Columbus, Miss.; grandchildren: Jason Sharpe (Christina) of Pulaski, Justin Sharpe (Tara) of Fenton, Mich., Benjamin Sharpe of Columbus, Miss., Kristy Boyd (Chad) of Denver, Colo., and Shannen Sharpe of Cleveland; five great-grandchildren; sisters: Eileen Bergman of Vancouver, British Columbia, and Hope O`Reagan of San Francisco, Calif.; brothers: David Sharpe of Winnipeg, Manitoba, and Bill Sharpe of Pine Falls; and several nieces and nephews.

 A memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017, in the chapel of Fike-Randolph & Son Funeral Home with Pastors Jason Sharpe, Justin Sharpe and Mary Parson officiating.

 His family will receive friends from 4 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017, at the funeral home prior to the service.

The family suggests that memorials may be made to Vietnam Veterans of America, Edward G. Sharpe Chapter No. 596, P.O. Box 5356, Cleveland, TN 37320

 Send a message of condolence and view the Sharpe family guestbook at


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