Ronald Edward Sharpe, 76, of Statesville, passed away unexpectedly Sunday, January 23, 2022, following a courageous battle with multiple surgeries since May of 2019. He has now gone home to rest in peace with his heavenly Father.
Ron was born on March 5, 1945, in Iredell County to the late Carl Kenneth Sharpe and Sarah Murdock Sharpe. He was raised on the Sharpe Farm that has been in the family for well over 150 years and is where he lived his entire life. He was a graduate of Scotts High School and Barber School in Winston-Salem, where he also taught hair styling. On June 20, 1964, he married his soulmate, Patricia “Pat” Frazier Sharpe, the most devoted and loving mother and wife. Together they were members of Midway United Methodist Church.
Ron began his barbering career at Brookdale Barber Shop and soon after became co-owner of the Sharpe-Head Barber Shop, where was a well-respected barber for over 55 years. Being a barber introduced Ron to so many people in the Statesville community that they not only were his customers they became his life-long friends. Ronald, his partner Jim Head, and many friends have a multitude of fond memories of just the guys hanging out at the shop during, and after hours, that it was known as a popular place to be with lots of laughter, good times, and comradery.
Everyone that knew Ron, knows he led a long life filled with many friends, fun times, and his love for farming, music, dancing, watching his children’s and grandchildren’s ballgames, and most importantly his family and his Lord. He was a very generous person and always wanted to do something for anyone in need, whether he knew them well or not. He would share everything he had with others…and if you came over to visit, you could not leave without Pat making you something to eat and he would not take no for answer! Everyone felt welcome in the Sharpe House.
Ron took pride in and enjoyed being active in the community. He was a member of the Statesville Jaycees Club, Statesville Masonic Lodge #690 and the Statesville Shrine Club. He was initiated passed and raised as a Mason in May 1985 and created a Shriner in November 1985. He was a former President of the Statesville Shrine Club in 2010 and was recognized as the Shriner of the Year in 2012.
In addition to his wife, Ron is survived by two daughters, Deanna S. Bodenheimer (Kevin “Bodie”) of Statesville, Krista S. Waugh (Jason) of Troutman; four grandchildren, Clay and Jenna Bodenheimer, Kalli and Ivey Waugh; one sister, Martha S. Goodin (Larry); one brother-in-law, Ralph Frazier (Rose); one sister-in-law, Vickie Frazier and one stepsister-in-law, Patsy Williams.
He was preceded in death by his stepmother, Thelma Godfrey Williams; stepbrother, Godfrey Williams; and brother-in-law, Jerry Frazier; paternal grandparents Charles Walter and Emma Stone Sharpe; maternal grandparents John Cress and Janie Brown Murdock.
Funeral services will be held 2:00pm Friday, January 28, 2022, at Monticello United Methodist Church with Rev. Ralph Lepley and Rev. Gervase Hitch officiating. The family will visit with friends following the service from 3:00 to 4:00pm. Burial will follow at Midway UMC Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Statesville Shrine Club, PO Box 1394, Statesville, NC 28687 or Midway United Methodist Church, 1200 Midway Road, Statesville, NC 28625. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.troutmanfuneralhome.com.
Statesville Shrine Club
PO Box 1394, Statesville NC 28678
Midway United Methodist Church
1200 Midway Rd, Statesville NC 28625