Floyd "Shorty"'s Story
Floyd "Shorty" Charles Sharp, of Wilburton, died Saturday, January 20, 2018, at his home, at the age of 87.
Floyd was born on November 4, 1930, in Wilburton, to Floyd Burton Sharp and Ethel Mary (Fazekas) Sharp. Floyd attended Highbridge School.
Floyd was a hard-worker and at the age of 13 he began working in the coal mines. Thirteen years later and a few "close calls", Floyd decided to start a dozer business. So he traded a small house on the family property for his first dozier and Sharp Construction was born.
He married Neoma Williams on November 24, 1948, they were together until her death on May 3, 2011.
Floyd enjoyed working, westerns, animals (including his pet goose named Aflac) and storytelling of his past.
Floyd is survived by his two sons, Danny Sharp and Terry Sharp, both of Wilburton; grandchildren, Willie Sharp and wife, Julie, of Krebs, Nikki Sharp Allen and husband, Rick, of Williamstown, West Virginia, and Breanna Sharp, of Wilburton; great-grandchildren, Whitney Sharp, Trenton Sharp, Brooke Sharp, Wyatt Sharp, Haley Sharp, Skyler Allen, Rickie Allen, Breck Allen and Dalton Sharp; great-great-grandchildren, Kaden, Kannen, Kasten and Kambrye; niece, Pat Pendleton and husband, Jim; nephew, Tony Cirar and wife, Barbara, and other nieces, nephews, family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Neoma Williams Sharp; father, Floyd B. Sharp; mother, Ethel Mary Fazekas Sharp; brothers, William Earl Sharp and Johnny Burton Sharp; sisters, Irene Sharp Russac and Lorene Sharp Cirar; granddaughter, Brandy Sharp; nephew, Johnny Doyle Sharp, and niece, Brenda Sharp Regan.
The funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, January 24, at Jones-Harkins Chapel with the Rev. Scott Hortsman officiating. Interment will follow at Highbridge Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Willie Sharp, Rick Allen, Wyatt Sharp, Rickie Allen, Breck Allen, Dalton Sharp and Trenton Rader.
Arrangements entrusted to Jones-Harkins Funeral Home of Wilburton.
Published on January 23, 2018