Don Sharp

April 3, 1947 - October 10, 2020
Don Sharp

Donald Ray Sharp, 73, passed away peacefully in his home on October 10, 2020.  He is preceded in death by his father, Ivan Sharp, his mother, Ruth Sharp, and his sister Penny Sharp.  He is survived by his daughters, Tami Rivera (Edwin) of Poway, CA, Lori Lewin (Donny) of Terre Haute, IN, Candi Davis (Jerry) of Ward, AR, & his son, Christopher Sharp of Portage, IN.  As well as his sister, Pam Millsap of Hobart, IN and his brothers David Sharp (Laura) of New Port Richey, FL , Dale Sharp of Hobart, IN and Matthew Sharp (Faith) of Maryville, TN.  In addition, Don leaves behind 10 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.

Don worked on the flight deck of the Coral Sea during the Vietnam War.

Don was a police officer with the Lake County Sheriff’s department in Lake County, Indiana for 20 years. He then retired to Tarpon Springs, Florida and ultimately New Port Richey, Florida.

Don had many friends throughout the country.  He never met a stranger.  He was open and welcoming to everyone.  He had a loving and forgiving heart and will be missed deeply by those who loved and knew him.


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  • October 13, 2020
    Candi and Jerry Davis lit a candle:
    Lit since October 13, 2020 at 10:10:32 PM

  • October 13, 2020
    Chris Lewin lit a candle:
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  • October 14, 2020
    Robb Zimmerman says:
    Don and Family My sincere condolences My families thoughts and prayers are wit all of you Thank you for your service to our country and our county RIP Don Sincerely Robb and Family

  • October 14, 2020
    Tammy (Gray) McDaniel says:
    He was the coolest cop I've ever met, he was silly and bubbly and always made me feel happy. I truly treasure the time I had with him and hate that we didn't get more. My deepest condolences to all of you. Again, and again. I just loved that man.

  • October 14, 2020
    Linda Johnson says:
    Don, i am so lucky to have known you over the years. Your whole family has always made me feel like a part of your family. Rest in peace. You will be in my thoughts forever

  • October 14, 2020
    Taffi Thompson says:
    I will always think of Don when I see a John Wayne movie. My thoughts and prayers of strength for entire family.

  • October 14, 2020
    Robert Knotts says:
    Don was a great guy always friendly and always willing to help out if you need him.

  • October 17, 2020
    Rebecca (Gray) Hoch says:
    I loved Uncle Don, he would visit us in summers when I was a kid, go camping with us, fishing, swimming and we always had a good time. He was a good man. My mom (Rubietta) and her brother Bill (Klootwyk) considered him like another brother. They always looked after and helped each other. I will miss him very much.

  • October 19, 2020
    Barbara Usher Sullivan says:
    I'm so sorry to see this. Don and I went to school together, and when we ran into each other several years ago, we laughed about being 4th grade sweethearts. My condolences to your family.

  • October 25, 2020
    Tami Rivera says:
    Ed, me and the boys will miss you this Thanksgiving camping trip that you were supposed to be a part of. You were my constant in life. I could always count on you. You showed all of us unconditional love. You lived life to the fullest. I miss you so much but know we’ll be together again.

  • March 18, 2021
    Ronald Torres says:
    Sorry to hear about Don. I worked with him and broke him in on the Sheriff's Dept. for many years and we had a great time, he will be missed. May God bless and rest in peace my friend.