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Don Sharp Jr.

Don Sharp, Jr., 67, of Amanda, went home to be with the Lord with his loved ones by his side on Saturday, June 14, 2014.  He was born January 4, 1947, in Lancaster and was the son of the late Don and Nana (Cordle) Sharp Sr.  Don was a 1965 graduate and co-valedictorian of Amanda-Clearcreek High School and served as a State FFA Officer.  He was an honors student at The Ohio State University and obtained a Bachelor's and Master's degree in four years in Agricultural Education.  He was also a proud member of the OSU Football team.  After graduating college he served for many years as the Fairfield County 4-H Extension Agent and Camp Director.  Don had been a lifelong farmer and owned and operated the family crop and dairy farm.  Don served as past president of the Fairfield County Farm Bureau, past president of the Amanda Clearcreek Board of Education and  coached basketball and football for over 20 years. In 2013, Don was awarded the Ohio Environmental Stewardship Award by the Ohio Dairy Producer's Association and most recently was awarded the Distinguished Alumni Award at Amanda-Clearcreek.  Don was also a lifelong member and board member of the Heidelberg United Church of Christ in Stoutsville.
Don was very proud of his family and is survived by Linda Crow; sons, Scott (Joy) Sharp of Amanda, Adam (Lisa) Sharp of Circleville, Kyle (Becky) Sharp of Amanda and Nathan Sharp of Lancaster; grandchildren, Katerina, Kaylee, Sydney, Brady, Aaron, Sara, Kylee, Bryce, Jocelyn, Trent and Dominic and Linda's sons, Chris and Matt Crow.
Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. Thursday at the Heidelberg United Church of Christ in Stoutsville with burial to follow in Maple Hill Cemetery.  Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday at the TAYLOR FUNERAL HOME in Amanda.
In lieu of flowers the family would like contributions made to the Don Sharp Memorial Fund through Chase Bank or in c/o Taylor Funeral Home, P.O. Box 176, Amanda, Ohio 43102.  This memorial fund will be used to finance both the Fairfield County 4-H Endowment Fund and The Amanda-Clearcreek Alumni Scholarship Fund.

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I am sorry for your loss. I did not know Donny well, mostly through my Mom (Susi Smith Svoboda). He struck me as such a faithful gentleman. I know that you have gone through and are going through difficult times. Praying for you.

Kathi (Svoboda) Parker Jun 19 2014 12:00 AM

To Donny's family and friends... I am so sorry for your loss.  It hurts on a level that tells us that "death" was not a part of God's original plan.  But GOD'S LOVE is so great, that He broke the power of death through Christ.  Our greatest hope is no longer this life... but the one to come.  By faith, Donny has attained this "greatest hope" -- to the glory of God.
    My dear Mom (Susi (Smith) Svoboda) loved Donny like a little brother.  She so much enjoyed chatting with him when she visited Aunt Nana.  I'm sure she was one of the first to welcome him to Beulah Land.

Lisa (Svoboda) Fox Jun 18 2014 12:00 AM

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends.

Tony Seegers Jun 17 2014 12:00 AM

I am deeply saddened to hear of Don's passing.  I last saw him at our class reunion four years ago - the only reunion I have attended.  I'm certainly glad I was able to be there.

Please accept my sincere sympathy for your loss.

Sharon Kennedy Patten Jun 17 2014 12:00 AM

To the Sharp Family--I am so sorry to hear of Don's passing!  He was an amazing 4-H Agent while I was growing up and active in Fairfield County 4-H and attending camp!  I will be keeping you in my thoughts and prayers as you get through this difficult time.  Hopefully good memories and the love and support of friends and family will ease your grief and help you to heal! Sincerely, Carla Ricketts Moore

Carla Ricketts Moore Jun 16 2014 12:00 AM

Our condolences to the entire family. Don was such a nice man. He will be missed.
The Hufford Family

jackie hufford underschultz Jun 16 2014 12:00 AM

Linda and family, It is with great sadness that we learned of Don's passing. We enjoyed the pancake breakfasts we shared with you all. The entire family is in our prayers at this difficult time.  Mike and Kris

Mike and Kris Leach Jun 16 2014 12:00 AM

I was so saddened to read of Don's passing.  We went to school together from 7th grade on and he was truly a star in the class and became a wonderful man.  He was always giving back to his community and the school and he will be greatly missed.  We will keep you all in our prayers in the days ahead.

Cathy (Soliday) & Gary Washburn Jun 16 2014 12:00 AM

Sending sympathy and prayers to the family.  So very sorry.  He was such an inspiration to all who knew him.  

Susan Welsh Jun 16 2014 12:00 AM

My thoughts and prayers to the Sharp family.  Don will always be my "Oh Great Chief" growing up.  Someday I'll join him in heaven and talk about all those 4-H camp memories. God Bless, Jane (Weber) Lewis

Jane Weber Lewis Jun 16 2014 12:00 AM

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