Michael Gail Sharp Sr. "Dab" 66, of Cleveland, departed this life on Wednesday morning, Feb. 13, 2019, in a local hospital.
He was an avid hunter and fisherman. He was a graduate of the 1970 class of Cleveland High School, and was employed at Excel in Cleveland.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Christine Craigmiles; and three brothers: Larry, James and Marvin Sharp.
He is survived by his loving wife, Barbara Sharp; two children: Tonisha (Marcus) Taylor, and Michael G. Sharp Jr.; father, John W. Sharp Sr.; four stepchildren: Dexter, Carlton, Adrius and Stephanie Hall, all of Cleveland; grandchildren: Sena, Maya, Gavin and Lyndon; and 32 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren: Markaivous, Jakias and Naheen; four brothers: John Sharp Jr., Allen Sharp, Irvin Sharp and Patrick Sharp; three sisters: Doris, Marcella and Margaret Sharp; one uncle, Fred (Helen) Craigmile; one aunt, Ann (Richard) Powell; two sisters-in-law, Jackie Craigmiles and Edith (Charles) Blair Sr., all of Cleveland; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, and best friend, Paul Person.
The funeral will be held on Monday, Feb. 18, 2019, at 3 p.m. at Cornerstone Church of God, with Pastor Martha Tibbs officiating.
The family will receive friends one before the service at the church, from 2 until 3 p.m. Interment will follow at Fort Hill Cemetery.
Services of loving memory are entrusted to M.D. Dotson & Sons Funeral Home, Cleveland.
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