James “Jimmy” Michael Sharp, age 56 of Farwell, was born on November 16, 1957 in Monroe to Clarence and Betty (Colpaert) Sharp. As a child, Jimmy enjoyed old cars, riding motorbikes, playing music and spending time excavating with his grandfather; some of his favorite memories were riding in the old dump trucks. Years later he would go on to start his own excavating company with his father, working in the community for many years. Jimmy played music with other local musicians for many years; he was well known for his talent on the guitar as well as his beautiful singing voice. In his later years he enjoyed working on restoring cars and building the perfect back porch.
Jimmy was proceeded in death by his mother and father. He is survived by his children Nicholas and Kristie Sharp of Farwell, Kyle Sharp and fiancé Kurbi Windzel of Nashville, Tennessee, Kelli Sharp and fiancé Walter Haag of Waterford and stepdaughter Stacy Salminen of Farwell; one brother George “Jeff” and Rose Sharp of Farwell; his sister Sharon and Bill Verdon of Wauchula, Florida; three grandchildren Isaac, Alexia and Zoe Sharp; four nieces Chrissy, Kayla, Alisha and Bailey; a nephew Darrin; his beloved dog Charlie and countless friends in the community and beyond that he loved and that loved him. The family would like to thank all the friends that made his last days comfortable, with a special thanks to Scott Moore for helping him find his way home.
Services will take place on Saturday, May 31, 2014 at the home of Jeff and Rose Sharp, 9975 Old State Road, Farwell, Michigan. Visitation will be from 1 to 2 P.M. with a Celebration of Life to follow. Please no donations, but feel free to bring a dish to pass, pictures, a song to play or anything else to make the day special. Arrangements for cremation were handled by the Farwell Chapel of Stephenson-Wyman Funeral Home. On-line condolences may be left at www.stephenson-wyman.com