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Bernard Gray Sharp

April 10, 1930 — November 30, 2023

Bernard Gray Sharp

Shawnee resident Bernard Gray Sharp 93, passed away on November 30th at a hospice facility in Edmond, Oklahoma.

He was born April 10, 1930 near Tecumseh, Oklahoma to Jesse Maynard Sharp and Leoto Izora (Thompson) Sharp. He graduated from Asher High School in 1949.

On November 27, 1957, Mr. Sharp married Nella Lou Knight and they were married 41 years when she passed away on August 20, 1999.

In March 2001, Mr. Sharp married Wanda June Terry of Shawnee. He was a Faithful member of the Central Church of Christ in Shawnee.

Mr. Sharp earned a Bachelors degree in Mathematics-Education from East Central University and a Masters degree in Mathematics from the University of Oklahoma.

He served two years in the United States Navy from 1953-1955 and was stationed in Puerto Rico.

Mr. Sharp began his teaching career in Seymour, Texas and taught two and half years at Cameron Junior College in Lawton, Oklahoma. From fall through spring of 1962 he was a graduate teaching assistant in the mathematics department at the University of Oklahoma. In the fall of 1962 he began teaching at Otero Junior College in La Junta. Colorado and retired in 1993 after teaching there for 31 years.

Mr. Sharp was preceded in death by his wife Nella Lou, his parents, two sisters Beryl Herriman and Doris Cooper, also brothers Cecil, Keith Allen, Maynard and Darrell Sharp.

He is survived by his wife June Sharp of the home, daughter Anita Sharp of Shawnee, sons and daughters-in-law Allen and Sheri Sharp of Edmond, Russell and Dawn Sharp of Edmond, Brian and Julie Sharp of Edmond; grandchildren Josh Fivecoate, Austin Sharp, Krysia Sharp, Tanner Sharp, Colton Sharp, Bailee Sharp, Quincee Sharp, Walker Sharp, Noah Sharp and Sarah Sharp, sister in law Mary Louise Sharp and numerous nieces and nephews.

 A viewing will be held Monday, December 4, 2023 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Services will be Tuesday, December 5, 2023 at 10 a.m. at Walker Funeral Chapel. Burial to follow at Tecumseh Cemetery.

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Visitation

Monday, December 4, 2023

8:00am - 6:00 pm (Central time)

Walker Funeral & Cremation Service

201 E 45th St, Shawnee, OK 74804

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Funeral Service

Tuesday, December 5, 2023

Starts at 10:00 am (Central time)

Walker Funeral & Cremation Service

201 E 45th St, Shawnee, OK 74804

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