John I. “Jack” Sharp

April 1, 2014

John I. ”Jack” Sharp 89, of rural Frankfort, died at 9:13 p.m. Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at St. Vincent Frankfort Hospital. Born September 18, 1924 in Frankfort to the late Harold E. & Esta (Smith) Sharp. He married Elizabeth Joan Sharp on December 3, 1944 in Frankfort and she preceded him in death on January 10, 2011. A lifelong Clinton County resident, Mr. Sharp was a 1942 graduate of Michigantown High School and took the Purdue Agriculture Short Course. He was a farmer for 40 years and drove the #2 school bus for the Community Schools of Frankfort for 30 years. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. Mr. Sharp was a lifelong member of the St. Matthew United Methodist Church, a life member of the Frankfort Optimist, member of the Frankfort Elks and American Legion and on the Farm Bureau Board of Directors. John was an avid bowler and sports fan.

Visitation and Services

Calling will be 4-7 p.m. Thursday, April 3, 2014 at Goodwin Funeral Home. Services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, April 4th at St. Matthew United Methodist Church. Burial will following in Green Lawn Memorial Park. Memorial donations may be made to St. Matthew United Methodist Church.

Survived by:

2 Sons: Robert C. (Carolyn) Sharp of Frankfort, Mike (Kimberly) Sharp of Denver, CO, 4 Grandchildren: Beth (Jim McKay) Sharp of Mattapoisett, MA, Pete Sharp of Bellingham, WA, Bryan (Denise) Sharp of Denver, CO, Thad Sharp of Vail, CO, 2 Great Grandchildren: Ryan & Elliott Sharp of Denver, CO, Sister: Julia Lawall of Indianapolis, Niece: Barb James of Indianapolis and Nephew: John Lawall of Spring, TX.

Preceded by:

a son, Tom Sharp and a grandson, Ryan Sharp.


9 Condolences for “John I. “Jack” Sharp”

  1. Kevin Lawson April 2, 2014 at 9:24 pm

    On behalf of the Lawson Family, we wish to express our condolences in hearing of the death of Mr. John I. “Jack” Sharp. Our thoughts and prayers will be with the family and friends of Jack. We are sorry we will be unable to attend the visitation or services over the next two days.

    May the great memories and blessings of Jack’s life help to provide support at this time.

    Kim Lawson, Kristy and Curt Lawson, and Pattie and Kevin Lawson

  2. David Hewlett April 2, 2014 at 10:55 pm

    Our deepest condolences to my classmate, Bob Sharp and his family at this time. My wife and I are both deeply aware of the pain of loosing one’s parents as we have both lost all our ours. Again, our deepest condolences.\\

    David and Beverly Hewlett

  3. Dick Rayles April 3, 2014 at 1:10 am

    We were sadden to hear of the passing of our friend, Jack. you are in our prayers.

  4. Brenda Shepherd Thomas April 3, 2014 at 12:16 pm

    Oh how I remember riding that #2 bus many years ago. I always thought we had the best bus driver ever! I have fond memories of Mr. Sharp while growing up in Frankfort.

  5. Linda (Shepherd) Schendel April 3, 2014 at 12:38 pm

    To the Sharp Family, so sorry for your loss. I have fond memories of Mr. Sharp as my bus driver many, many years ago.

  6. Jackie Cox Neat April 3, 2014 at 2:11 pm

    Jack was a good friend of my parents, Mary and Ray Cox, and he and Joan used to visit them in Frankfort and in Florida. My uncle, Charlie Collins, also used to speak highly of Jack when they were both school bus drivers. He touched so many lives in a positive way. Sending our condolences from Louisville, Ky.

  7. Sue MacOwan April 4, 2014 at 3:46 pm

    So very sorry to hear about Jack. Your family will always have a special place in our hearts. I can hear my dad saying, “Wow, that Jack sure knows how to eat!” We were blessed to have such wonderful parents!! Our love and condolences to each of you.
    Sue and family

  8. Karen & Greg Wysong April 4, 2014 at 5:18 pm

    Bob and Carolyn: So sorry to read about Jack’s passing. I can still see him driving our school bus. I don’t think anything we did ever flustered him. He will be remembered by a lot of school bus alums. Our sympathy to you and your family.

  9. Bill Tankersley April 9, 2014 at 2:55 am

    Sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. I remember him well at the church and attending events while we were in school.
    Bill Tankersley

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