ROCKLAND — Jerry Buxton Sharp, 85 years of age, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on December 25, 2020.
Jerry is survived by his wife Gloria Sharp (Esancy) who he loved dearly for 42 years; his loving sister, Janet Marshall; and his five children, Scott Sharp and wife Gina, Nick Sharp and wife Christina, Robyn Messier, Mike Kee and wife Kathy, Chris Kee and his wife Lisa.
He absolutely adored his 13 grandchildren, Ciara, Wade, Nate, Brendan, Gabbie, Graedy, Kaeden, Emmie, Desirae, Kate, Michael and wife Lyndsey, Nicole, Gillian, and Christopher; two beautiful great grandchildren Nolan and Wyatt; nieces Cindy Dalli Cardillo and husband Mike, and Laurie Kish and husband Steve.
Born in Norwich, New York, Jerry resided in New Jersey for most of his life, until moving to Rockland, Maine following his retirement. Jerry loved his family with every ounce of energy he had. Jerry loved and took such exceptionally good care of his pets Meggie, Oliver, Benny, and Rochester. He was an outstanding baseball and basketball player during his high school years at Passaic Valley High School in New Jersey, and later went on to play semi-pro baseball.
From 1955 to 1957 he served his country in the United States Navy. Jerry was a Draftsman in the PSE&G Gas Department where he served 42 years.
He was a diehard New York Giant fan as well as a New York Mets fan.
After moving to Maine, Jerry served in a Supervisor role at South Liberty Baptist Academy for 14 years. He took great pride in coaching kids in baseball for over 30 years. He loved people of all ages, enjoyed making models, and would never have a negative comment to share about anyone he knew or interacted with. Jerry enjoyed and took a great deal of pride in working with young people and trying to build character in each of them.
Jerry Sharp is remembered by all as a perfect gentleman with a permanent bright smile on his face despite it being a good or a bad day. He loved being with and talking with people, had a memory beyond what one could imagine, and was simply a very gentle, caring, compassionate human being who was loved by 100% of the people who knew him.
Friends and relatives are invited to visit Friday, January 8, 2021, from 3 to 5 p.m., at For His Glory Bible Baptist Church, 92 Butler Road, Union. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to For His Glory Bible Baptist Church Missionary Fund, P.O. Box 685, Union, ME 04862.
A graveside service is planned for the spring.
To share a memory or story with Jerry’s family, please visit their online Book of Memories at www.bchfh.com.
Arrangements are in the care of Burpee, Carpenter & Hutchins Funeral Home, Rockland.