Gary Sharp 1954-2019
Gary D. Sharp, 65, Topeka, died Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019 at The University of Kansas Health System, St. Francis Campus, in Topeka.
He was born July 28, 1954, at Clay Center, the son of Dean and JoAnn Hannan Sharp. He graduated from Highland Park High School in Topeka.
Mr. Sharp served in the U.S. Marine Corps and Army National Guard. He had worked at Goodyear Tire and Rubber in Topeka until retiring.
He was a member of the Rubber Worker’s Union and a former member of the Sunrise Optimist Club. He also coached children’s baseball and softball teams.
Survivors include a son, Kevin Sharp and wife Lindsey, Topeka; two daughters, Kendra Besenyi and husband Michael, Topeka, and Kristi Patterson and husband Troy, Raymore, Mo.; his parents, Dean and JoAnn Sharp, Holton; a brother, David Sharp and wife Cindy, Shidler, Okla.; and eight grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Cathy Chandler and Arlene Cathey.
Memorial services were held Monday morning at Topeka Community of Christ Church, 5252 S.W. 19th St. A memorial barbecue will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10 at 2100 Central Park in Topeka.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Midwest Transplant Network, 1900 W. 47th Pl., Westwood, KS 66205. Chapel Oaks Funeral Home in Holton is assisting the family.