- August 14, 1918 - October 16, 2011
- Mobile, Alabama
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Thomas E. Sharp, Jr. born in Memphis, Tennessee, August 14, 1918 and a resident of Mobile since 1934, died peacefully in his home on Sunday, October 16, 2011.
Tom was a kind, loving and generous husband, father and grandfather. He graduated from Spring Hill High School and was a 1939 graduate of Spring Hill College where he served on the Alumni Visitors Board and received the 1984 O'Leary Award for service to the College. Tom served in the U. S. Army Air Force in World War II, was stationed on Guam and received the Bronze Star for meritorious service.
He was employed as personnel manager of Waterman Steamship Corporation and later served as a Vice President & Trust Officer of the First National Bank of Mobile. Among other civic and professional activities, Tom served as president of the Mobile Personnel Association and the Mobile Family Counseling Center.
He was a dedicated member of St. Ignatius Catholic Church where he served on the Parish Council. Tom enjoyed membership in various mystic organizations and loved golf (two holes in one!) and enjoyed his friends in the Monday Lunch Group.
Most important in his life were his faith and his family whom he dearly loved. A perfect gentleman to the end, Tom is survived by his wife, Appie Murray Sharp, his son, Thomas E. Sharp, III and daughter-in-law, Mary McCown Sharp, three grand children, Alice Sharp Johnson and her husband, Austen, Thomas Murray Sharp, Lila Sharp Sanders and her husband, Richard, and, one great grandchild on the way. He will be greatly missed by all.
A funeral Mass will be held at St. Ignatius Church at 11 AM on Tuesday, October 18, 2011. Visitation will be in the Church at 10 AM. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Ignatius Church, 3704 Springhill Avenue, Mobile, AL 36608, Spring Hill College, 4000 Dauphin St., Mobile, AL 36608.