William Paul Sharp Sr.

William Paul Sharp Sr., 88, of Shelocta, passed away on Sunday, July 5, 2020, at Armstrong County Memorial Hospital with his family by his side.

He was born on May 11, 1932, in Shelocta, to A. Wilmer and Olive Melissa (Waugaman) Sharp.

Paul honorably served in the United States Air Force during the Korean Conflict. For many years, he owned and operated Sharp Supply Company. Paul was a Mason and was a member of the Shelocta Sportsmen’s Club and the Austin Costello Sportsmen’s Club. His most memorable moments were spent at the family camp in Potter County where he enjoyed hunting. He will best be remembered for being a hard worker who worked from sunrise to sunset.

Paul is survived his son, Paul Sharp Jr. and wife, Samantha, of Creekside; two daughters, Tarynn Willson and husband, Bill, of Attica, N.Y.; and Sara Dillon and husband, Rob, of Shelocta; two stepsons and one stepdaughter; 23 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; three brothers, Harold Sharp and wife, Gail; Larry Sharp and wife, Mary Ann; and Ken Sharp and wife, Sandy, all of Shelocta; a sister, Helen Altman, of Shelocta; sister-in-law, Bev Sharp; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents; loving wife of 27 years, Linda Dale (Schreglman) Sharp, whom he married Aug. 20, 1977, and who died Oct. 25, 2004; a brother, Vernon “Blackie” Sharp; an infant sister, Delsie Irene Sharp; and a brother-in-law, Larmar Altman.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Clark Chapel of the Bauer Funeral Home Inc., 238 S. Main St., Elderton, where the funeral service will take place at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Joyce Dix-Weiers officiating. Interment will follow at Shelocta Presbyterian Cemetery, Shelocta.

Contributions can be made in his memory to the Austin Costello Sportsmen’s Club, RR 1, Austin, PA 16720, and the Austin Volunteer Fire Dept., PO Box 328, Austin, PA 16720.

Arrangements are being handled by the Clark Chapel of the Bauer Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc.

To send an online condolence to Paul’s family or view a video tribute honoring his life, please visit www.bauerfuneral.com.