J. Larry Sharp

Friday, January 4, 2019

Local businessman, J. Larry Sharp, 82, died Jan. 2, 2019 at his home.

He was born to the late Jesse and Mary Lou Hardison Sharp on Aug. 2, 1936. After serving four years in the Navy, he attended and graduated from Tennessee Tech University. He was an original founder of Merihil Nursing Home and owned and operated Sharp’s Market and Sharp’s Menswear for over 30 years. He was a member of Lewisburg Lions Club and he was an active member of Westvue Church of Christ where he served as an elder and treasurer for many years.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Rheta Haislip. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Jeanette Collins Sharp of Lewisburg; two children, Sanford Collins (Joni) Sharp of Signal Mountain, TN and Susan Sharp (Glenn) Douglas of Franklin, TN; three grandchildren, Forest Sharp of Chicago, IL, Allie Sharp of Boulder, CO, Grace Douglas of Franklin, TN; and his nephew, Mark Haislip.

Funeral services will be conducted on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019, at 11 a.m. from the chapel of London Funeral Home with burial to follow in Lone Oak Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Westvue Church of Christ Youth Group or the charity of your choice.

London Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.