D.L. Sharp

Born in Madison County, AL on July 18, 1926

Departed on August 27, 2009 and resided in Nashville, TN

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SHARP, Rev. D.L., age 83, Nashville, August 27, 2009. Born, July 18, 1926. Brother Sharp was the founding Pastor of Richland Free Will Baptist Church in Nashville, and the LaVergne Free Will Baptist Church in LaVergne, TN. He also pastored West Nashville Free Will Baptist Church and Radnor Free Will Baptist Church. Preceded in death by parents, E.L. and Elizabeth Sharp; brothers, Grady, Orville, Otis and Carl; sisters, Etoyle and Lela; great-grandchildren, Austin Watts and Sarah Jones. Survived by wife of 66 years, Sarah Sharp; daughters, Joyce Stuart Worthington, Judy Dallas Brown and Debbie William Davis; sisters, Ruth Ballard, Ida Mae Morgan and Ann Parker; grandchildren, Sandra, Darin, Amy, Rhonda, Ted and Brad; 13 great-grandchildren; four great-great grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and friends. The funeral service will be at 10 am, Tuesday, September 1, 2009 at Richland Free Will Baptist Church, 650 Westboro Drive, Nashville, TN with Rev. Darin Worthington and Rev. John Smith officiating. Pallbearers: Ted, Brad and Grant Davis, Brian and Jason Renfro and Ollie Hall. Interment at Harpeth Hills Memory Gardens. Visitation, Sunday, 1-8 pm and Monday, 10 am-1 pm and 6-8 pm at West Harpeth Funeral Home and Tuesday, one hour prior to the service at Richland Free Will Baptist Church. WEST HARPETH FUNERAL HOME 6962 Charlotte Pk 615 352-9400

5 Comments to D.L. Sharp

  1. Anne Whitehead Archer
    August 29, 2009 12:00 am

    My mother was a Sharp from Perry Co. Her ancestors came from PA & NC and first settled in TN in Williamson Co. I am doing genealogy research on the Sharp family. Several of my ancestors were ministers, some in the Methodist faith and some in others.
    This man May be an unknown relative.
    I currently know of one Sharp relative who is a minister of the Gospel. He is a member of the Church of Christ. He is also a professor at Freed Hardeman College in Henderson, and hails from Wayne Co.
    I send condolences and will have your entire family in my prayers.

    If any of you are doing research and wish to get in contact, please do.

  2. Mary & Pam Inman
    August 29, 2009 12:00 am

    To the best Pastor, Sunday School Teacher, and most of all a Great Friend. We love you Bro. Sharp. Go Bama, Go Vandy. You will be so missed.

    Mary & Pam Inman

  3. Judy and Ken Bailey
    August 30, 2009 12:00 am

    Brother Sharp was a great worker for the Lord, and we know he is enjoying his reward in Heaven now. Praying for his family and friends.

  4. Amy Jones
    August 30, 2009 12:00 am

    D.L. Sharp was the best granddaddy ever! We are so lucky to have had him for our grandfather and to have had him for as long as we did. He loved his grandchildren with an everlasting, unconditional love. He left us with great memories to share with generations to come. There is no doubt that he loved the Lord. He lived his life serving God. Granddaddy, we are proud of you. We miss you already. We will see you again in Heaven someday. Love you! Amy

  5. Ted Davis
    October 8, 2009 12:00 am

    My Granddaddy always said “Son, me and Nana love you so much”. He didn’t have to tell me that, I knew it. But I’m glad he did. He was such an inspiration to a lot of people. Always making you laugh. Always giving words of encouragement. Always telling me how much he loved me. I sure do miss him.

    My Granddaddy preached on the radio in the early part of the 90’s. I’m currently converting those sermons over from cassette tape to .mp3’s. If your interested in obtaining some of his messages email me and I’ll send you a CD. teddavis2008@gmail.com