Dee Vernon Sharp passed away March 4, 2019 in his home surrounded by his family. He was born January 22, 1927 in Preston, Idaho. He was the son of Vernon T. and Mildred Mae Gregory Sharp. Dee graduated from Preston High School in 1945 and was immediately inducted in the army, serving in Germany in WWII with a Combat Engineer Corp. Dee married the love of his life Carol Crowther from Malad, Idaho in the Logan Temple, June 3, 1949. Together they had four children: Marlin D. (Julia) Sharp, Bruce V. (Nancy) Sharp, Corinne (Kevin) Malone, and Deanne (Rick) Allred, sixteen grandchildren and twenty eight great-grandchildren. He attended the Utah State University, and graduated from the American Academy School of Horology in Denver, Colorado.
Dee has had many varied and successful vocations; he was a senior watchmaker for two jewelry stores in Cheyenne, Wyoming and Idaho Falls, Idaho. Later, he was appointed staff manager of the eastern Idaho district for the Prudential Insurance Company. After leaving Prudential, Dee opened a tire store in Fresno, California. When the state purchased the property to add a belt route, he entered into the real-estate business with two other men. He and his wife decided they wanted to move to Utah, and he received his broker’s license in Utah and opened his real estate company in Orem, Utah. In 1978, Dee was elected the President of the Utah County Board of Realtors. At age 51, Dee sold his real estate business and retired on a ranch in the Ozarks at Monett Missouri where he enjoyed raising beef cattle and quarter horses.
Dee served three missions for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He served in five bishoprics (twice as a Bishop); four stakes as a stake high counselor; a counselor to the mission president; as Stake President of the Joplin Missouri stake from 1986 to 1992; as a counselor in the Provo, Utah Temple Presidency from 1992 to 1995, and as a temple sealer for twenty three years in the Provo Temple, The Mt. Timpanogos Temple and the Washington DC Temple.
Dee enjoyed fishing, golf, and piloting a private plane. He was loved and respected by all who knew him.
Dee is survived by his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren, his two sisters, Pauline (DeRae) Broderick, and Beverly (Steve) Bodily and a brother, Paul G. (Norma) Sharp. He is preceded in death by his beloved wife, Carol (2016); two brothers, Willis and John Sharp, a sister, Elsie Rawlings, and a grandson, Richard D Furr.
Funeral services will be held Monday, March 11, 2019 at 11:00 AM in the 38th Ward Chapel, 239 East 1100 South American Fork, Utah (“actual” GPS numbers and it takes you right there:
. A viewing will be held Sunday March 10, 2019 from 6-8 PM at the Anderson & Sons Mortuary, 49 East 100 North, Am. Fork and Monday from 9:45 to 10:45 AM prior to the services at the church. Interment will be in the American Fork Cemetery. Please share a memory at andersonmortuary.com.