Gayle Dean Sharpe, 73 of Stony Point, N.C., passed away January 16, 2021, at Salisbury VA Hospital. He had been in declining health for several years.
Gayle was born in Iredell County on March 3, 1947, to the late William Wayne Sharpe and Lois Adams Sharpe. Gayle married the former Gladys Fox on March 22, 1969. Gayle and Gladys were blessed with two sons, Kevin Sharpe (Vickie) of Hiddenite and Chad Sharpe (Delena) of Bethlehem.
Gayle is also survived by a sister, Betty Jean Sharpe of Statesville; several aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews. He was preceded in death by a brother-in-law, Joe Sharpe.
Gayle retired from Craftmaster Furniture, where he worked for several years. He served in the U.S. Amy during the Vietnam War and the National Guard. He loved sporting events and especially loved NASCAR Racing and watched whenever he could. Bella and Ressie were his two fur babies that he loved very much. They provided lots of company to him and he enjoyed playing with them.
A very special thank you to his sister-in-law, Kathy Bowman, who was his special caregiver. He looked forward to her visits and the help that she provided each week.
A graveside service will be held at 3 p.m. at Fairview Baptist Church Cemetery on Wednesday, January 20, 2021, with full military rites. The Reverend Tony Bunton will officiate.
The body will lie in state Wednesday, January 20, 2021, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Chapman Funeral Home.
Memorials my be given to DAV Taylorsville, 582 Carrigan Road, Taylorsville, NC 28681
Chapman Funeral Home is serving the family of Gayle Dean Sharpe.