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John Mcarthur Sharpe Sr

October 30, 1951 — February 17, 2023

John McArthur Sharpe, Sr. ,71, passed away Friday February 17, 2023.

John was born October 30, 1951 to the late Chress Sharpe and Mary Whitworth. John started working at an early age. He had a career in plumbing and worked hard everyday of this life. He was known as an honest and hardworking person. John was known by many people through his flea market years. He was well known for buying what someone else would consider junk and antiques and sell as a treasure.

He is preceded in death by his adopted father Paul Carico; son, John McArthur Sharpe , Jr.; brothers, Frank Kenneth Carico and JC Smith.

John is survived by his mother, Mary Carico; sons, Randy Sharpe (Cissy), Frank Sharpe ( Sherry) and Quentin Sharpe; daughters, Trina Dillard (Kenneth) and Patricia Lautt; granddaughters; Makayla Brown ( Paul) , Francesca Martinez , Madeline Lautt and Jacelyn; grandsons; Zachery Dillard and Josh King; great grandson, Braxton King; sisters, Loretta Slaton, Margaret King and Teena Rupard (Don) .

A visitation will be held Wednesday, February 22, 2023 at Nicholson Funeral Home from 5pm to 7 pm. Funeral service will be held Thursday, February 23, 2023 at 1:00 pm at New Life Community Baptist Church with burial to follow at Friendly Chapel Cemetery. A reception will be held after burial at the Dillard temporary residence, 320 Grassy Knob Road, Union Grove, NC 28689.

In lieu of flowers the family ask that memorials be made to New life Community Baptist Church, 496 Jennings Road Statesville, NC 28625. Cemetery Details

Friendly Chapel Baptist Church Cemetery

Statesville, NC Previous Events


FEB 22. 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM (ET)

Nicholson Funeral Home

135 Front Street

Statesville, NC 28677

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Funeral Service

FEB 23. 1:00 PM (ET)

New Life Community Baptist Church

496 Jennings Road

Statesville, NC 28625

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Committal Following Service

FEB 23 (ET)

Friendly Chapel Baptist Church

147 Isaac Rd.

Statesville, NC

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