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Gary "Steve" Sharpe

September 29, 1956 — January 30, 2024


Gary Steve Sharpe, 67, of Carthage, went home after a courageous battle with cancer on Tuesday, January 30th, 2024.

He was born in Chatham County on September 29th, 1956, to John Curtis Sharpe and Lois Smith Sharpe. He was preceded in death by his father, John Curtis Sharpe and his sister, Anita Sharpe. 

He graduated from Jordan Matthews High School in 1974. Steve retired from Department of Transportation. In his retirement he was an Elementary School Bus Driver of Moore County, which he enjoyed thoroughly. In his spare time, he enjoyed Carpentry as he was quite skilled and golfing entering in several tournaments and receiving many awards and recognitions as he was Pro Amateur Level.

Steve loved his family, children, grandchildren and was Truly One of a Kind.  His quick wit and sense of humor captured everybody he was around. He will be missed greatly and always remembered for his ability to make you laugh and smile.

He is survived by his daughters, Rachel Sharpe, Katie Surratt, and Sarah Baker; son, Michael Sharpe; his mother, Lois Smith Branson of Siler City; sister, Rita Sharpe Ellis of Asheboro; brother, Johnny Ray Sharpe (Sylvia) of Bear Creek; and nine grandchildren, Cheyanne H. Sharpe, Noam M. Maman, Yarden M. Maman, Chatham S. McKenzie, Rowan J. McKenzie, Lillian M. Sharpe, Chloe L. Sharpe, Winter L. Smith, and E.J. Anderson. Along with his children and grandchildren, he is survived by many nieces and nephews. 

A graveside service will be held on Sunday, February 4th, 2024, at 2 PM, at Antioch Christian Church in Bear Creek, NC. Officiated by Pastor Gregg Newton. Visitation will be at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, Saturday, February 3rd, 2024, from 5 – 7 PM. 

Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is serving the Sharpe family.

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Service Schedule

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Saturday, February 3, 2024

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

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230 N Second Ave, SIler City, NC 27344

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Sunday, February 4, 2024

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