33 Comments

  1. Heidy's
    May 30, 2012 @ 5:33 pm

    You will be missed by so many, but I know you are with our Lord. Praying that the Lord will give strength and peace to your family.

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    • Paula Sharp
      June 5, 2012 @ 6:06 pm

      Yes, Bill’s knowledge of crossing over to Jesus was his strength and it is our only comfort during this time. We will see Dad again.

      Love,
      Paula, Melonie & Steve

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  2. Amber(Cozort) Redburn
    May 30, 2012 @ 6:09 pm

    Paula, Melonie, and Ray and Families….My parents and us have you all in our prayers and thoughts. We will miss Coach very much!

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    • Paula Sharp
      June 5, 2012 @ 6:00 pm

      Dear Friend,

      Coach thought so much of you and your parents are our good friends.

      Love,
      Paula, Melonie & Steve

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  3. Chuck and Jan Wichern
    May 30, 2012 @ 8:53 pm

    Paula,
    Our hearts go out to you and your family. Bill will be greatly missed. If there is anything we can do to assist you, please let us know. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

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    • Paula Sharp
      June 5, 2012 @ 5:56 pm

      Dearest Chuck & Jan,

      Thank you for your thoughts and prayers. Your prayers are our strength during this difficult time.

      Paula

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  4. David and Carrie Thompson
    May 31, 2012 @ 10:09 am

    Paula and family, We are thinking of you and praying for your family. Our classmate will be truly missed by all of us.

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    • Paula Sharp
      June 5, 2012 @ 5:53 pm

      Carrie & David,

      Thank you for your prayers.

      Paula

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  5. Regena Vick
    May 31, 2012 @ 10:38 am

    My heart goes out to you and your family at this difficult time. I will miss Bill’s humor and smile which is captured in his picture above. There was alot about Bill that I didn’t know too like bull riding, what a guy! He will be missed for sure. I love him for being so good to my nephew, Steve. He accepted him into his family with open arms. See you again some day Bill, keep the light on for us, ok? My thoughts are with you and will pray for strength/peace.

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    • Paula Sharp
      June 5, 2012 @ 5:52 pm

      Regena,

      Bill thought so much of your family and he was so proud of Steve. Dad will be missed so much. However, we will see he again!

      Love you,
      Paula, Melonie & Steve

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  6. Ron Crain
    May 31, 2012 @ 4:00 pm

    I wish to express my sincere condolences to Bill’s family. Ron Crain, West Plains High School Principal, 1977-1980

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    • Paula Sharp
      June 5, 2012 @ 5:47 pm

      Mr. Crain,

      Thank you,
      Paula, Melonie & Steve

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  7. Charlie Fox
    May 31, 2012 @ 4:33 pm

    My condolences for the loss. I certainly remember Bill, although I didn’t know about the bull riding but I do remember a great sense of humor. The class of ’60 is shrinking and we didn’t need to lose another great member. Accept my sympathy for your loss which is a loss for all of us.

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    • Paula Sharp
      June 5, 2012 @ 5:45 pm

      Charlie,

      Thank you, Paula

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  8. Melinda Burgess King
    May 31, 2012 @ 7:02 pm

    Coach Sharp shaped so many lives including mine and my brother’s (Bruce) during his years at Richards school and at WP High School. He was honest, quick to praise and yet a firm disciplinarian. His belief in our talent was a great motivator. To Paula, Melonie and Ray, our thoughts are with you. I can picture him in Heaven with all his old cronies, his former students and family, without pain and having the time of his life. Forever in our hearts. Till we meet again….Melinda King, former student and track team member.

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    • Paula Sharp
      June 5, 2012 @ 5:44 pm

      Melinda,

      Yes, Dad was a firm disciplinarian in our family too and it served our family well.
      He often spoke of you and your talent.

      Thank you,
      Paula

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  9. Dale and Thelma Mitchell
    June 1, 2012 @ 8:08 am

    What a great guy.. lot of memories from high school . Paula our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family.. You are not alone so many people love you and Bill…

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    • Paula Sharp
      June 5, 2012 @ 5:38 pm

      Dale & Thelma,

      Yes, Bill always enjoyed talking about those memories of you all in high school. Those stories will always be another source of comfort for me too.

      Love,
      Paula

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  10. sandylovandillard
    June 1, 2012 @ 11:24 am

    Paula so sorry about Bill. Our thoghts and prayers are with you.

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    • Paula Sharp
      June 5, 2012 @ 5:34 pm

      Sandy,

      Thank you so much for your prayers.

      Paula

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  11. Kathryn Revetta
    June 1, 2012 @ 2:29 pm

    Paula, my deepest condolences to you and your family for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

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    • Paula Sharp
      June 5, 2012 @ 5:33 pm

      Kathryn,

      Thank you for your prayers.

      Paula, Melonie and Steve

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  12. Clif Webb
    June 1, 2012 @ 3:42 pm

    Bill was not only the best coach i had, but he was a really nice guy !

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    • Paula Sharp
      June 5, 2012 @ 5:32 pm

      Cliff,

      What good stories Bill had about you as a student.

      Thank you,
      Paula, Melonie and Steve

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  13. Robert VanVleck
    June 1, 2012 @ 3:48 pm

    Paula, Melonie and Steven thinking of you and knowing Bill is in a good place!
    Please except my sincere condolences for your family

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    • Paula Sharp
      June 5, 2012 @ 5:29 pm

      Robert,

      Yes, Bill knew he was going to a better place and he was at peace with that knowledge.

      Thank you,
      Paula, Melonie & Steve

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  14. Susan (Browning) Lindsey
    June 2, 2012 @ 8:12 pm

    Paula,

    My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

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    • Paula Sharp
      June 5, 2012 @ 5:26 pm

      Susan,

      Thank you for your prayers. It is a difficult time and prayer is our only strength.

      Love,
      Paula

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  15. Jeff Barton
    June 3, 2012 @ 10:53 am

    Coach Sharp did alot more than just teach .He realy cared about his students,he toughht about life and the wonders and dangers that we would soon face ,I will always admire him for this.

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    • Paula Sharp
      June 5, 2012 @ 5:22 pm

      Jeff,

      Thank you, Bill often spoke of you. He enjoyed visiting with you a few years ago.
      He was proud of your accomplishments in life.

      Paula

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  16. Joni Joice
    June 4, 2012 @ 7:42 am

    Paula, Melonie and family, Bill was one of those rare people who always had a smile and left those he met with one also. He was a loved colleague to me and my oldest son’s favorite teacher. He has many Mr. Sharp quotes and memories and is now a middle school teacher himself. My family and I are thinking of you during this sad time.

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    • Paula Sharp
      June 5, 2012 @ 5:17 pm

      Joni,

      Thank you for your kind words. Yes, Bill was a caring person, he loved you and the children. He often talked about your good times at middle school.

      Bill is missed so much by his family. However, he taught us to always go straight through our problems, so in honor of Dad, that’s what we must do.

      Love,
      Paula

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  17. Richard and Lorenda Cochran
    June 14, 2012 @ 11:57 am

    Paula and Melonie and Steve,
    Our hearts is reaching out to you in sympathy, may the comfort of friends and family be your strength. We’re with you in our thoughts in the days ahead. Bill will be missed!

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