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Charles Russell Sharp

January 15, 1927 — April 2, 2024

Cottontown, Tennessee

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Charles (Charlie) Russell Sharp, 97, of Cottontown, TN died peacefully on April 2, 2024. He was born on January 15, 1927 in Nashville, TN.

 

Visitation is Wednesday, April 10, 2024 from 5 to 8 p.m. and Thursday, April 11, 2024 from 10 to 11 a.m. with services at 11 a.m. at Sumner Funeral and Cremation Lakeside in Hendersonville, TN. Burial will follow at Spring Hill Cemetery in Madison, TN.

 

A pharmacist for more than 50 years, Mr. Sharp and his wife Julia moved to Hendersonville, TN in 1953 where he was co-owner and operator of Hendersonville Drug Company for 25 years. Following that he worked at pharmacies in Sumner and Macon Counties including Swaney Swift Drugs on the Square in Gallatin, TN.

 

At an early age Mr. Sharp developed a love for life on the farm. He realized a life-long dream when he purchased a farm in Cottontown after retirement from the pharmacy.

 

He was a graduate of Issac Litton High School in East Nashville and the University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center School of Pharmacy. He was a Navy veteran serving in World War II.

 

Mr. Sharp was a member of Hendersonville First United Methodist Church for more than 70

years.

 

He was preceded in death by his wife of 65 years, Julia Braly Sharp, daughter Patricia Kincheloe Lenker, parents Tom C. Sharp, Sr. and Sina Russell Sharp, brother Tom C. Sharp, Jr. and sister-in-law Evelyn Holman Sharp, and his son-in-law, Randall Tatum.

 

Mr. Sharp is survived by his daughter, Cheryl Sharp Tatum, grandchildren Chuck Kincheloe (Allie), Julie Kincheloe (Beau), Rusty Tatum (Lacy) and Chris Tatum (Sarah), 13 great grandchildren, niece Marilyn Sharp Webster (Tom) and nephew Tom Sharp (Jennifer).

 

The family would like to thank the staff of Charter Senior Living in Gallatin and White House Healthcare and Rehabilitation for their excellent care.

 

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Tom C. Sharp, Jr. Scholarship, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Office of Development and Alumni Affairs, 62 South Dunlap, Suite 500, Memphis, TN 38163 or the non-profit of your choice.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Wednesday, April 10, 2024

5:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

Sumner Funeral & Cremation Lakeside

104 Sanders Ferry Rd, Hendersonville, TN 37075

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Visitation

Thursday, April 11, 2024

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

Sumner Funeral & Cremation Lakeside

104 Sanders Ferry Rd, Hendersonville, TN 37075

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Funeral Service

Thursday, April 11, 2024

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

Sumner Funeral & Cremation Lakeside

104 Sanders Ferry Rd, Hendersonville, TN 37075

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Interment

Thursday, April 11, 2024

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