James “Jim” Calvin Sharpe

James “Jim” Calvin Sharpe

January 11, 2021, 73, Goldsboro –

James “Jim” Calvin Sharpe, 73, of Goldsboro passed away Monday, January 11, 2021 at home.

The family will receive visitors at 111 Daryl Drive, Goldsboro on Saturday, January 16, 2021 from 4 until 6 p.m.

Mr. Sharpe was born in Florida on April 6, 1947 to the late J.C. and Linnie Mae Thompson Sharpe. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force where he proudly served for 22 years. James Sharpe dedicated his life to the love of his life Wilma, his children, grandchildren and the U.S. Military. He showed us love, leadership, and dedication every day of his life. He was the Father that held your hand, cheered you on, and supported your dreams. He made you smile, welcomed everyone in his home, loved a long conversation, and debated politics with passion. He enjoyed the gun range, model planes, fishing, movies, and a competitive game of Yahtzee. He will be greatly missed by everyone that knew him.

He is survived by two sons, Stoney Sharpe and wife, Seleia of Dudley and Richard Sharpe and wife, Suzanne of High Rolls, New Mexico; two daughters, Vickie Lynn Horne and husband, Mihlon of Dudley and Sheila Kay Sharpe and Wanda Tyndall of Goldsboro; two sisters, Dola Saylor and husband Clarence of Fleming, Colorado and Janet Cook of Middleburg, Florida; six grandchildren, Shannon Baker, Preston Sharpe, Amity Sharpe, Heather Sharpe, Jonathan Paim, Alek Sharpe and eight great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by the love of his life, Wilma Sharpe.

In lieu of flowers, the family wishes for memorial contributions to be made to the Wounded Warriors Project in Fayetteville in Jim’s honor.

The family is in the care of Howell Funeral Home & Crematory in Goldsboro.