John F. Sharp, 68, New Point-Batesville area, passed away Monday, May 12, 2014, at The Waters of Batesville.
He was born June 25, 1945, in Cincinnati, and was the son of the late Hager and Marietta Barnes Sharp.
He graduated from Central High School, Cincinnati, in 1964. He served his country and joined the Navy-Marine Corp. during the Vietnam War. After returning home from the service, he went to Ohio College of Applied Science and also graduated from the University of Cincinnati as a quality and manufacturing engineer. He worked at several places: GE Aircraft division, Avondale, as a test engineer; Hill-Rom; and was a state-certified quality and test engineer at the stone quarry, Napoleon.
He was a member of the Greensburg American Legion and Eagles. He was also in several other organizations: SME, ASQ and USA Dance Inc. He was also a Harley rider and scuba diver. He enjoyed dancing, going to the symphony and loved the ocean.
John is survived by his wife Vergie Walker Wonning-Sharp, Batesville. He has a son, Brian (Katie) Sharp, and daughter, Tracey Sharp, Kentucky, from a previous marriage (Carol). He is also survived by his stepdaughters Annette Wonning Martin, Florida, Tammie Wonning, Baltimore, and Wendy (Brian) Wonning-Blank, Seattle; siblings Richard (Murel) Sharp, Florida, William (Diane) Sharp, Kentucky, Sam (Bernice) Sharp, Lawrenceburg, and Patty Sharp and Roy Sharp, Kentucky; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be Sunday, May 18, from 5-8 p.m. with Pastor Larry Dimick officiating, and funeral services will be Monday, May 19, at 10:30 a.m. followed by military services at Meyers Funeral Home.
Memorials are suggested to the Batesville United Methodist Church, Breast Cancer Fund or to the family to help offset expenses.