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Richard M. Sharp, age 63, passed away after a long, and hard fought battle with Glioblastoma on November 5, 2017.
The third son of Jeannette & Bernard Sharp, Rick was born October 25, 1954. A graduate of Mankato State University in Minnesota, Rick spent over twenty years working for American Airlines in Ft. Worth, Texas. The Flight Hub Group at AA wasn't just a job to Rick; it was his second family. He cared deeply for his coworkers and loved the travel industry.
Rick met his wife Martha through their church & after they married raised their 4 children in the Mid-Cities area. In his free time Rick was an avid wood worker, traveled extensively, was a huge Texas Rangers fan and loved family dinners. Nothing made him smile like his grandkids.
Anyone who was blessed to know Rick would attest to his genuinely kind heart, authenticity, and giving spirit. He had a unique ability to bond with everyone he met. Even with brain cancer, he smiled and helped others see that "life was good". Certainly his strong faith made the difficult journey a gentler path.
He was preceded in death by his parents Mary Jeannette Walker Sharp & Bernard Sharp, and brother William. He is survived by his wife, Martha, their four children; Nicole Neeper, Steven Sharp, David Harmon and Kristen Harmon Ingenito. His two surviving brothers are Wayne & Laurel Sharp, and in-laws, Adrian & Sue Alter. Joining those mourning the loss of Rick are countless extended family members & friends who have been forever blessed having known Rick Sharp.
A service celebrating the life of Rick Sharp will be held at White's Chapel United Methodist Church in Southlake, Texas on Friday, November 17th. In Lieu of flowers, the family has asked, if desired, donations be made in Rick's name to the American Cancer Society or the Imani Milele Children's Choir from Uganda.
Published on November 12, 2017
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