As the sun rose on Friday, June 18th, 2010, Alan Randall Sharp went home to the Lord. Alan was born May 4, 1941 in the beautiful Berkshire Mountains in Stockbridge, MA, where he attended Williams High School and participated in General Electric’s Tool Maker Apprentice program. He worked for General Electric Company for over 30 years and selflessly cared for his neighbors and community by serving on the Lenox, MA Volunteer Fire Department, where he held the position of Assistant Chief until 1993. He and his wife, Pearl moved to Virginia Beach when his position at Mariah Vision relocated from Massachusetts. He and Pearl enjoyed the simple gifts the Lord had given them and spent time watching the dolphins play in the Atlantic, or just taking drives together.
Alan was devoted to his God, his loving wife of 18 years, Pearl Mae Hopkins who will miss him dearly, and his son, James Alan Sharp of Clemmons, NC, in that order – as it should be. Alan was preceded in death by his parents, Randall and Hazel Turner Sharp.
He left behind many who will feel the loss of his presence, but loved him in his life, including his sisters, Lois Sharp Wade of Lee, MA, Eunice Sharp Mooney of Garden Grove, CA; daughter-in-law Jo Ann Sharp of Clemmons, NC; step-children, Arden Bailey of Baltimore, MD; Chad Hopkins of Baltimore, MD, Lindsey Hopkins of Norton, MA; grandchildren, Julia and Timothy Sharp of Clemmons, NC. Dear friends who supported him include Art and Ruby Leccese and Sonny Taylor, all of Virginia Beach, and the many men and women of Heartland Hospice program who brought comfort to him in his final days. Alan touched the lives of countless others in this world through his quiet and solid faith and love.
A memorial service will be held on Thursday, June 24th at 1:00 p.m. at Family Choice Funerals & Cremations, 5401 Indian River Road, Virginia Beach. In lieu of flowers, Alan wished for donations to be made to Heartland Hospice (www.heartlandhospice.com). Condolences to the family may be expressed by using the guestbook.
“The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: He leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul.”Send FlowersPlant a Tree