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Dennis Michael Sharp

Dennis Michael Sharp

620 Avenue A, Beaver Oklahoma

Forwarding Address: August 18, 2021 – HEAVEN!!

Born: September 28, 1938, Rock Springs Wyoming

Father: William Thomas Sharp

Mother: Nelle Kathal (Phelps) Sharp

Married: February 24, 1962 to Phyllis Ann Gazaway in Del City Oklahoma

Married: July 1, 1994 to Emilie Rose Elliott in Beaver Oklahoma

Survived by: 1 Son, Russell Dean Sharp & wife Paris Fry of Oklahoma City/OK

1 Daughter, Amy Nell Jones & husband Mark of Norman/OK 

3 Step Daughters: Lori Clifton & husband Bill of Las Vegas/NM

Lisa Killion & husband Russell of Dodge City/KS

Sara Sanders & husband Christopher of Ulysses/KS

6 Grandchildren

4 Step-Grandchildren

8 Great Grandchildren

Graduated from Beaver High School in 1957

Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Oklahoma State University 1961

Master’s Degree in Social Work from University of Oklahoma 1963

While working towards his degrees he was employed as a driver for Swift Ice Cream Company. After graduation, he joined the Oklahoma State Department of Human Services as a Social Worker. He remained employed by the State of Oklahoma from 1963 to 1990. After retiring from the state of Oklahoma, he moved to Garden City Kansas to work for the Kansas Department of Human Services and remained with the State of Kansas in various positions until retiring in 2001.

Upon his move to Kansas he met Emilie Rose Elliott and they married on July 1, 1994 in Beaver Oklahoma. He and Emilie lived in Garden City and Manhattan Kansas. After his retirement, he and Emilie moved to to their dream location in Las Vegas, New Mexico.

After Emilie went home to be with the Lord in January 2010, Dennis returned to his childhood home in Beaver Oklahoma where he resided until his death.

Dennis was a long time member of the First Presbyterian Church in Beaver. He lead many Walk to Emmaus retreats and was passionate in working with men through the local prison ministry outreach program. Dennis loved to share Christ with his family, friends, and everyone he came into contact with. Ministry was his true love in life.

Dennis was preceded in death by his wife of 15 years Emilie and his brother Robert “Bobby” Sharp.

Donations/Memorials: Emmaus Ministries Office of The Upper Room, 1908 Grand Avenue, Nashville, TN 37203

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I worked at OKDHS and Dennis was one of my supervisors in the late 80's.  A very nice man and supervisor.   Thoughts and prayers of comfort to the family.

Connie J White-Galluzzo Sep 25 2021 12:00 AM

So sad to hear about Dennis.  We were classmates, a dear friend, in the Beaver, Oklahoma schools.  Dennis was dearly loved by all who knew him & will never be forgotten.

Pat Faye (Savoy) Stinson/Richards Aug 26 2021 12:00 AM

Among the Clouds Basket was sent by AFSCME 2875.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. AFSCME 2875

Sheila Wiard Aug 26 2021 12:00 AM

Well Wishes was sent by Glenn and Polly Sharp.

Sharp Family. Russell & Amy Cousin Dennis will always be an important part of the Sharp family. Dennis was a man of caring, with a verve for life. He loved God and was proud of his Scotish heritage wearing his tam with pride. He completed a thorough study of the Sharp geneology and shared with us all. Our Thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends who loved him! Glenn and Polly Sharp

Glenn Sharp Aug 25 2021 12:00 AM

Our deepest sympathy to all who knew and loved Dennis. He was a great friend to our family and I will remember him always.

Denise Kennemer Aug 25 2021 12:00 AM

Nellie, Dennis an Emilie became some of my favorite friends when I worked as manager at Panhandle Nutrition in Beaver.  As the women went to Heaven, Dennis remained a faithful supporter and friend.  I was so saddened to hear after I retir4ed and moved away of his suddenly stricken with a dreaded-illness.  He had one-of-the most beautiful homes and landscaping anyplace.  Grieve-as-you must as you have already been doing, not-as-others are telling you is right, wrong or indifferent.  Travel this next pathway our Lord has for you, no pathways as each has an individual one.  Cling tightly to our Father's unfailing and unchanging hand remembering you are not orphaned.  May He continue to bless greatly directing each.

Jackie Sheldon Aug 23 2021 12:00 AM

My sincere sympathy to the family.  I really liked cousin Dennis.

Linda Belcher Aug 23 2021 12:00 AM