James (Jack) Mitchell Sharp

Born: Sun., Sep. 8, 1940
Died: Fri., Jan. 20, 2017

Reception Following Service

Sat., Feb. 04, 2017
Location: Historic Hall-Thomas House

Memorial Service

1:00 PM Sat., Feb. 04, 2017
Location: McCommons Chapel

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9/8/40 – 1/20/17

James Mitchell (Jack) Sharp, Jr., passed away peacefully in his home in Eatonton, GA on Friday, January 20, 2017.  Jack was born in Kansas City, MO and lived most of his life in the Atlanta and Lake Oconee areas.  He was a graduate of Furman University where he played football and he also served in the US Air Force.  Most of his career was as Sales Manager with United Van Lines agencies in Atlanta, and then retired to the Lake Oconee area.  Jack was an outdoorsman and avid, accomplished hunter and traveler who is most remembered for his friendship, his gift of humor and telling stories of his adventures.  

A loving and faithful husband, he is survived by Rebecca Fleming (Becky) Sharp, his wife of 47 years;  Bitsy, his constant furry companion;  two sisters Carol Warner of St. Simons, GA and Cindi (James) Avery of Charlotte, NC; two sisters-in-law Gay Smith and Lynn Sharp;  and many wonderful nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by parents James (Jack) & Dorothy Sharp; brothers Robert (Robbie) Sharp and Terry Sharp; and sister Patricia (Patsy) Samples.  Although he had no children of his own, he loved and mentored many during his lifetime, both within and outside of his family, who always called him “Uncle Jack”.  Jack was an honorable, good man who will be fondly remembered and greatly missed by all.  

A Memorial Service will be held to celebrate his life on Saturday, February 4, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. at McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, GA 30642.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Atlanta Ronald McDonald House Charities, (https://armhc.org/); or Cancer Foundation of Northeast Georgia (www.cancerfoundationofnega.org);  or Global Samaritans Children’s Home/Zambia, Africa (www.globalsamaritans.org).

It is God who arms me with strength and makes my way perfect. He makes my feet like the feet of a deer; He enables me to stand on the heights.  Psalm 18:32-33.

McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St, Greensboro, GA (706) 453-2626 is in charge of the arrangements. Visit us online at www.mccommonsfuneralhome.com to sign the guest register.


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Don & Darlene Laughran
   Posted Tue January 24, 2017
Dear Becky,

Darlene and I are heartbroken to learn of Jack's passing. We was such a Good Guy. Not to mention a very funny one! We will always treasure the times with Jack and yourself. They are very special memories.

We know Jack's passing is very difficult for all of us and especially for you. Please take comfort in the love and caring of those around you. To know Jack and you is love you.

We pray for you and your family and know that God will grant His strength and comfort to you once he stops laughing at one of Jack's funny stories.

All our love, Don & Darlene

Cindi Avery
   Posted Tue January 24, 2017
Dear Sweet Becky,

I love how much you loved my brother. You guys were an awesome team with a marriage truly made in Heaven. We know where he is... and in a place with God where there is no paid or suffering. Take comfort in that and please know you can call me anytime if you need someone to listen. Love and HUGS! Cindi

Sandra Schuettinger
   Posted Tue January 24, 2017
Dear Becky, Bud and I want to express our heart felt sympathy to you. We were so sorry to learn of Jack's passing. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you. He was such a huge and funny presence in this world and we know how much you will miss him. Please find comfort in knowing that he is in a better place with no pain nor suffering and that one day you will see him again.

With deepest sympathies,
Sandra and Bud

Brenda Pearson
   Posted Wed January 25, 2017
Becky: Buddy & I are broken hearted over losing Jack. We enjoyed getting to visit with you and Jack in Cleveland. Our friends will never forget getting
to visit you and Jack in your home and seeing his rare collection of animals.
Buddy & I hope that all your wonderful memories will carry you through this
very difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. With Love.....
Buddy & Brenda

Tom and Mandi Black
   Posted Sat January 28, 2017

Please accept our heartfelt sympathy in your time of great sorrow. Only those that have lost a husband can know the depths of your feelings. We came to know to Jack very well in the last few years. I had no friend whose wisdom and kindness meant more to me. I hold close to my heart the time we spent hunting together in Canada, Florida and here Willow Oak; and only wish we had met one another sooner.... We send our love to give you strength to bear your sorrow. We shall miss him....
Our deepest sympathy,
Tom and Mandi Black

Jim & Barbara Kirkland
   Posted Thu February 02, 2017
Dear Becky,
We are so sorry for your loss and are praying for you. We have so many wonderful memories of good times spent with the two of you.
Many blessings and much love from both of us.

John R. "Cass" Cassady and Brenda
   Posted Fri February 03, 2017
Becky, you and the family have our prayers. Jack will be missed but not forgotten. He was a great friend, fraternity brother and F.U. football player.

Joe & Cathy Burkett
   Posted Fri February 03, 2017
Becky we are so sorry for your loss. We are praying for comfort at this time
We know the Lord is constantly with us us all. We had planned on coming
to the Memorial Service but I am still sick with a lingering sinus infection. We
will try to get together for lunch perhaps We Love You

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