John L. Sharp

John “Johnnie” L. Sharp, Sr. answered his master and received his calling with his family by his side on Friday August 23, 2013. John was born March 29, 1933 in Lenox, Georgia to the late Rosa Mae Townes-Jackson, and the late James Wesley Sharp.

He was the middle child of three. John was educated in the Danville, Virginia area and later on in life relocated to Dunkirk, New York.

In September 1963, John and Betty Whitfield came together in holy matrimony. They reared 13 children as one family.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 1 p.m. in the Friendship Baptist Church. Pastor Early G. Waller will officiate. Burial will be in St. Joseph’s Cemetery. Calling hours will be held Monday evening from 6 to 8 at the McGraw-Kowal Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Buffalo General Hospital or Hospice.