Trooper Roderick Allen “Rod” Sharp, 45, of Union City passed away Thursday, May 5, 2022, in Sardis, Miss., as the result of injuries sustained in a accident.
Funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m. Friday, May 13, 2022, at Second Baptist Church in Union City. Chaplain Jim Ennis and Pastor Tommy Hall will officiate. Burial will follow in Obion County Memorial Gardens.
Visitation will be held at the church from 5-8 p.m. Thursday and from 11 a.m. until the hour of services Friday.
Edmaiston Mosley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Pallbearers will be Sgt. Michael Lockard, Trooper Grant Montgomery, Trooper Dustin Menzies, Trooper James Dyer, Trooper Jerry Brandon and Trooper Nick Hollowell.
Honorary pallbearers will be Lt. Jeromy Edward, Sgt. Patrick Dilday, Sgt. Roger Cathy, Trooper Robert Clemmons, Trooper Spencer Minyard, Trooper Joshua Davis, Trooper Jason Russell, Trooper Anthony Jackson, Trooper Bryan Cook, Trooper Brian Pulley, Trooper Matt Moeller and Trooper Bradley Keeton.
Rod was born Dec. 1, 1976, in Traverse City, Mich., son of Deanna (Bergeron) Sharp of Union City and the late Jim Sharp. He married Heather (Rambo) Sharp July 21, 2007. She survives. Rod had been employed by the Tennessee Highway Patrol as a trooper for 20 years. He was a member of Union City First Assembly of God and served in the United States Marine Corps. Rod was a member of Western Sun Masonic Lodge 88 in Troy, where he currently served as worshipful master, was a member of the Scottish Rite and Order of Eastern Star Lodge 432 in Troy. He served on Tennessee State Employees Association board of directors for District 1.
He is also survived by one son, Owen Sharp of Union City; one daughter, Destiny Sharp of Martin; his mother-in-law, Judy Rambo of South Fulton; his father-in-law and his wife, John and Linda Rambo of Texarkana, Ark.; two nieces, Victoria Halbrook and Laci Halbrook, both of Woodstock, Ga.; and two brothers-in-law, Kevin Scott of South Fulton and Brian Rambo and his wife, April, of Paducah, Ky.
He was also preceded in death by one sister, Angelina Halbrook; and his grandparents, Leo and Dorothy Bergeron and Chester and Arleene Sharp.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to Shriners Children’s Hospital.
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