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George William Sharp
02/08/1945 — 10/02/2023
From Richland, WA | Born in Richland, WAWatch Graveside Service
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George William Sharp
George left this mortal world on October 2nd, 2023, after a lengthy battle with cancer. For a free spirit as he was, he enjoyed life to the fullest in all forms. From a whisky around a bonfire to high horsepower burnouts he was always smiling!
Born February 8, 1945, to Lola and George A Sharp in Pasco Washington. He was the youngest of four siblings. George graduated from Columbia high school in 1963 and soon afterwards joined the air force and served as an airplane mechanic in Vietnam! When he returned home, he worked at Hanford as an electrician for various contractors! He enjoyed Hunting, Fishing, shooting, motorcycles, fast cars and painting cars, but his real talent and passion came in the form of airbrushing to which he excelled. He also loved rock and roll music and played a wicked Guitar! Archery hunting was his favorite and he was very successful on big game? (Elk and Deer) with this method through the years. George joined Ed Oswald of Finelines Automotive, Painting cars and auto body work in 1990 working there for 11 years before retiring to enjoy life in general? In 1995 he met Rhonda Jean Kelly (his soul mate) and they enjoyed 28 years together being married in October of 2021. For those that knew him one must ponder. When he arrived at the pearly gates in his 37-ford business coupe? 72 Buick skylark? Or his Harley FXWG soft tail? Did he simply raise a whiskey glass in salute or do a high-powered burnout before entering? Only heaven knows??
George was preceded in death by his parents Lola and George sharp and Eldest Brother Keith a Sharp of Richland.
Surviving family Members are (Brother) Roger R Sharp and Wife Virginia (Waitsberg, WA) and their three daughters Lori, Kimberly and Cindy! (Sister) Barbra Porter of Noble Oklahoma. (Son) Jesse and wife Alee Sharp of Richland, (Sister-in-law) Carolyn I Sharp, (Husband Keith a Sharp) Richard and Christine Sharp. (Georges Wife) Rhonda Jean Sharp, (Daughter) Amy Ponis, (Daughter in Law) Malissa Ponis, (grandsons) Trifon and Dorian and Joyce Casebier (Sister-in-law) and a plethora of nieces and nephews in the extended family.
Services to be held at Einan’s at Sunset Veterans Memorial October 28 at 12:00pm. Address 915 bypass hwy Richland.
Best friends a guy could have,George and Rhonda,thanks for the love!
Hey Aunt Rhonda
George, wish we could have met one more time. I hope we can meet up on the other side. RIP George.
Love You George! Your trip around the Sun with us is done but youll remain in ours till we join You.
By Geordie..I wish there were so many miles between us but I will hold you in my heart forever…Sis
Bye Geordie..I wish the miles between us weren’t so many..but I will keep you in my heart forever..sis.
Barbara Sharp Porter
George was a sweetheart of a fella, always smiling and willing to share a story. He as such a talented airbrush painter, known world-wide as a bit of a perfectionist at his artistry. May all who knew George keep a special memory of this unique gentleman.
I first met George in my youth during the early 70’s maintaning a friendship into our Adult years. George was My Mentor, teacher patiently teaching, sharing with Me how to rebuild a 283 cu in Engine to Painting an enitre Car… Cool Cars. George was patient & inspiring a real gifted Car Hot Rod Harley Hunting Guy who enjoyed sharing His Artist & Mechanical Skills. George made a Huge Positive Impact & Influence in My Life, HUGE. I still drive the 55 Chevrolet George had his hands all over, helping the Kid 53 years later. George was a Quiet Legend.
Thank You George RIP
George, you’re leaving a tapestry of fantastic artwork as your legacy. An incredible amount of paint jobs and airbrushed rolling art lives on. From some early 80’s hunting and fishing trips, to cruising in the ’37 with that grin on your face, to laying down some paint on my ’66 Chevelle SS to get me out of a bind. They broke the mold after you brother. My most sincere condolences to the entire family.