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Neal Sharp

Funeral services for Mr. Sharp were conducted Saturday at 11 a.m. at Kenton Cumberland Presbyterian Church with his cousin, Bro. James Lumpkin, officiating. Interment followed at Sunnyside Cemetery of Kenton with military honors. 
Those wishing to honor Neal may send a monetary gift in his name to The ALS Association TN Chapter, P.O. Box 40244, Nashville, TN 37204; or to Kenton Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 301 West College St., Kenton, TN 38233.
Neal was born Dec. 1, 1944, in Dyer, son of the late Oscar Earl and Mary Anna (Boucher) Sharp. He retired from Texas Gas as an instrument control specialist. After retirement he worked in the local community as an electrician. He also served his country with the U.S. Air Force. In 2011 he was diagnosed with ALS, which the U.S. Veterans Association considers service connected. He remained at home during his final years and was cared for by his two daughters and many caregivers.
 Neal lived in Kenton, where he was an active member of Kenton Cumberland Presbyterian Church. He was a man of great faith and always put the needs of his family and friends first.
 Neal is survived by two daughters, Laura Elizabeth (Sharp) Giles and husband Danny of Humboldt and Vanessa Lynne (Sharp) Multon and husband Michael of Franklin; five grandchildren, Ryland Neal Giles, Beckett Daniel Giles, Elizabella Jewel Giles, Jonah Quinn Multon and Lennox Sharp Multon; two brothers, Daniel Sharp and wife Faye and Joe Sharp and wife Peggy, all of Kenton; along with special friend Sue Gordon of Dyer.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Earl and Mary; and his sister, Anetia Sharp.
“Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial because, when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him.” James 1:12