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James Thomas Sharp

James Thomas Sharp, age 79, of Greensboro, NC, died Monday morning, Sept. 17, 2012, in Blumenthal Jewish Nursing and Rehabilitation Center at Greensboro.

Born Jan. 20, 1933, in Sherrodsville, he was the son of the late Emmett Thomas "Tom" and Lillian Thelma Caldwell Sharp. 

He retired in 1996 from Ruff Hewn, Incorporated where he was director of computer systems. He served in the United States Coast Guard during the Korean War and also served his country as a member of the U.S. Air Force Reserves for four years.  He was a member of West Market Methodist Church in Greensboro, N.C., and a former member of Calvary United Methodist Church in Sherrodsville.  He was a graduate of The Ohio State University and a former member of Vass, N.C. Lions Club.

He is survived by two sons, William Emmett  (Mary Beth) Sharp of Ellicott City, MD, and Robert Alan (Amy) Sharp of Greensboro, NC; a daughter-in-law, Deena Arrington of Rocky Mount, NC; four grandchildren, Cynthia, Lizzy, and  Jaimee Sharp of Rocky Mountain, NC, and  William  J. Sharp of Ellicott City, MD; a brother, Kenneth (Suzzi) Sharp of Ontario, CA; and a sister, Betty Maple of Santa Clara, CA.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Ann Jeffers Sharp, whom he married Sept. 14, 1958, and who passed away Jan. 20, 2012; a son, James Warren Sharp; and two brothers, Robert and Art Sharp.

A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 29 in Sherrodsville Memorial Gardens in Sherrodsville with Rev. Steven Smith officiating.  Baxter-Gardner Funeral Home at Sherrodsville is handling arrangements. To leave an online condolence message, visit www.baxtergardner.com.

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