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The Reverend Doctor David C. Sharp, age 86, of Knoxville

The Reverend Doctor David C. Sharp, age 86, of Knoxville, died on March 7, 2018. He was born in Lafollette, TN to the late James Fletcher and Ruby Chitwood Sharp. He was a retired Baptist minister and member of Ekklesia Blount in Maryville. He was pastor of churches in Texas and Tennessee, and interim pastor to several churches in the area. Additionally, he served on the Board of Trustees for Carson Newman and Belmont Universities and the Executive Board of the Tennessee Baptist Convention. He graduated from LaFollette High School, Carson Newman University, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and Luther Rice Seminary. He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Emma Sample and Mary Sue Burnette; brothers, Jack and Mack Sharp; sister-in-law, Audrey Smith; and his son, Andrew Sharp.

He is survived by his wife of sixty-two years, Jean Brock; son, Dr. John Sharp; daughter-in-law, Whitney; and grandsons, Zachary, Eli and Simeon Sharp all of Knoxville; sister, Jean Forgy of Dayton, Ohio; several nieces and nephews and many dear friends.

While family observance will be private, online condolences may be offered at www.holleygamble.com. Holley Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton is in charge of all arrangements.

About Jim Harris

Jim Harris has been WYSH's News & Sports Director since 2000. In addition to reporting local news, he is the play-by-play voice for Clinton High School football, boys' and girls' basketball and baseball. Catch Jim live weekdays beginning at 6:20 am for live local news, sports, weather and traffic plus the Community Bulletin Board, shenanigans with Ron Meredith and more on the Country Club Morning Show on WYSH & WQLA. Jim lives in Clinton with his wife Kelly and daughter Carolina, his mother-in-law and cats Lucius and Oliver.

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