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 Rex Philip “Dink” Sharp

Rex Philip “Dink” Sharp

Birth
Neosho, Newton County, Missouri, USA
Death 20 May 2009 (aged 87)
Saginaw, Saginaw County, Michigan, USA
Burial Saginaw, Saginaw County, Michigan, USA
Memorial ID 37482006 · View Source
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Sharp, Rex P. Saginaw, Michigan Passed away Wednesday, May 20, 2009, at Luther Manor. Age 87 years. The son of the late Bessie and Daniel Sharp was born September 3, 1921 in Neosho, Missouri. He married Dorothy L. Grubbs, October 5, 1945. She survives him. He served with the U.S. Army Air Corp during WWII. He was employed as a mechanic for fourteen years and then by General Motors, Delco Moraine Div. (Delphi) retiring with 29 .5 years of service. He was a member of First Baptist Church and enjoyed gardening. Surviving besides his wife, (Dorothy) are three daughters and their spouses: Phylis Isanhart, Betty and Gary Neilan, Carolyn and John Hartnagle; five grandchildren: Brock and Jamie Isanhart, Jamie and John Slot, Monica Kapp, John Hartnagle II, Libby Isanhart; his first great granddaughter, Avery Mae Isanhart will arrive in August 2009; two sisters, Velta Smith and Barbara Moore; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by two grandchildren, Joshua Kapp and infant baby Neilan; three brothers: Lawrence, Leon and Daniel Sharp. The funeral service will take place at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, May 27, 2009, at First Baptist Church, 1926 Fairfield St. His son-in-law, Rev. Gary Neilan and Rev. Dan Miller will officiate with Military burial in Roselawn Memorial Gardens under the auspices of V.F.W. Post #1859. Friends may call at the W.L. Case and Co. Funeral Chapel 4480 Mackinaw Rd. from 2:00-9:00 p.m. Tuesday and then at the church from 10:00 a.m. Wednesday until the time of the funeral service. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider First Baptist Church Building Fund. www.casefuneralhome.com

Rex served as an aerial gunner on a B17 in Europe during WWII. After many bombing missions over Europe,his plane was shot down, and he spent many months as a prisoner of war, until liberation at the end of the war.


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  • Maintained by: Lloyd Pruitt
  • Originally Created by: AUDREY
  • Added: 25 May 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 37482006
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Rex Philip “Dink” Sharp (3 Sep 1921–20 May 2009), Find A Grave Memorial no. 37482006, citing Roselawn Memorial Gardens, Saginaw, Saginaw County, Michigan, USA ; Maintained by Lloyd Pruitt (contributor 47370984) .