Sharp, Nicholas

Written by David Green.

Nicholas D. Sharp, 43, of Butler, Ind., died Friday, Aug. 5, 2011, at his residence.

Nicholas was born June 28, 1968, in Adrian, Mich. He enjoyed woodworking and working outside in his yard.

He is survived by his wife, Dorothea E. “Dori” Sharp of Butler; two sons, Matt (and Sarah) Stanley of Ann Arbor, Mich., and Steven Stanley of Auburn; two daughters, Jessica Sharp and Katie Sharp, both of Butler; his mother, Juanita Sharp of Morenci, Mich.; a grandson, Jeremy “JJ” Howard of Butler; his granddaughter, Natalie Stanley of Auburn; a brother, Terry (and Brenda) Sharp of Morenci; two sisters, Joann Williams and Cherrie Reimer, both of Morenci; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a son, Nicholas Sharp II; his father, Donald Sharp; his grandmother, Grandma Moore; and nieces, Crystal and Heather Sharp.

Funeral services are planned at 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 8, at Pinnington-McComb Funeral & Cremation Services, 502 N. Main St., Auburn. Visitation is scheduled from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home and one hour prior to the funeral service Monday. Minister Darrin Langford will officiate. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Newville.

Memorials are suggested to Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana.

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