Johnny Robert Sharp, 71, of Rocky Top

Johnny Robert Sharp, 71, of Rocky Top, TN went home to be with the Lord after a battle with Parkinson’s on January 22, 2020. He was a Vietnam War Veteran stationed in Korea in the Army Security Agency. He retired after 36 years from Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge, TN as an Electrician. He was a member of both Longfield Baptist and Grace Connection Fellowship. You could always find him on his front porch ready with stories and jokes.
Johnny was born April 30, 1948 in LaFollette, TN. He was preceded in death by his father R.H. Sharp, first cousin Larry Chambers, grandparents Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Dowlen. 
He is survived by wife Tammy Maupin Sharp, son Justin and wife Stacey Sharp, mother Pauline Dowlen Sharp, sister Kathy Dowlen Baird all of Rocky Top, brothers and sisters: Bobby and Judy Sharp, Michelle Sharp and husband Keith Kinaschuk, Sandy Sharp all of Michigan. Step-daughter Amy Wilson, step-granddaughters Ally Pyles and fiancé Zach Hibben, and Lexi Snyder. Brothers-in-law John Maupin and Tommy Maupin, and sister-in-law Kim Glandon. Nephews Brandon and Stephanie Baird, and Chris Baird, Sean Kinaschuk, great nieces Hannah Baird and Elizabeth Ritchie, and great nephew Connor Baird. Also, a host of special friends of the family.
The family will receive friends on Sunday, January 26, 2020 from 4-6pm with funeral service to follow officiated by Pastor Justin Phillips at Hatmaker Funeral Home in Rocky Top, TN. Internment service will be Monday, January 27, 2020 at Woodlawn Cemetery in LaFollette, TN at noon with military honors provided by the Campbell County Honor Guard. 
Hatmaker Funeral Home is in charge of 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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