Mr. Neal Edward Sharp, Sr., age 77, of Dalton, Georgia, departed this life Sunday morning November 3, 2013 at the local hospital. He was born November 4, 1935 in Robinsville, North Carolina, a son of the late Reuben W. and Sarah Gates Sharp. He was also preceded in death by his brother, Robert Sharp and a grandson who gave his life for his country LCPL USMC Charles Seth Sharp. Mr. Sharp loved home cooking, deer hunting, fishing, gospel singing, and Braves Baseball. He proudly served his country in the United States Navy.
He is survived by the mother of his children and caregiver, Aileen Sharp of Dalton, GA; sons and daughters-in-law, Neal Edward “Rusty” Sharp Jr. and Shelia Sharp of Round Rock, TX, Ric and Tiffany Sharp of Adairsville, GA; daughter and son-in-law, Rita and Michael Keehley of Canton, GA; sisters, Bonnie Stinnett of Robinsville, NC, Irene Thornton of Sylvia, NC; grandchildren, Brooks, Cameron, Cory, Kaitlyn, Taylor, Melody, and Michael; several nieces and nephews.
Services to celebrate the life of Mr. Neal Edward Sharp, Sr. will be held Wednesday November 6, 2013 at 12:00 P.M. from the Ponders Melrose Chapel with Pastor Mitchell McDougall officiating. Interment will follow in the Hipps Chapel Cemetery in Blue Ridge, GA with Reverend Delmar Davenport officiating. His family will serve as pallbearers. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 5:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M. on Tuesday.