Survivors include his partner, Frances Cohoon of Weiner and Cherokee Village, Ark.; son, Robert Sharp and wife, Brenda, of Jonesboro, Ark.; daughters, Becky Sharp and Tammy Darnell of Jonesboro, Ark.; Seani Gibson and husband, David, of Ash Flat, Ark.; sister, May Lee Polantz of Cabot, Ark.; two nephews, Jerry Sharp and Terry Sharp of Jonesboro; nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012 at Emerson Funeral Home with Larry Walker officiating and Emerson Funeral Home in charge. Burial followed at Philadelphia Cemetery with Mike Taylor, Jim Dunlap, Alan Dunn, Joe Thompson, Gary Etter and Roger Stark serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were the current and retired firefighters from the Jonesboro Fire Department. Fire Department honors will be given at the graveside. For those wishing to leave lasting memorials, the family requests consideration be given to the Arkansas Children's Hospital, 1 Children's Way, Little Rock, Arkansas 72202-3591. To sign an online guest book, go to emersonfuneralhome.com.