William ‘Bill’ Sharp
William J. Sharp was born May 31, 1928, in Clarion, Iowa, to Georgia (Stewart) and Earnest Sharp. Bill graduated from Clarion High School. In September of 1946, Bill was inducted into the U.S. Army and served in the Occupation of Japan. Bill was honorably discharged in January of 1948 and continued his education at the Denver Business College.
On Dec. 3, 1950, Bill married June Marie Genevieve Curtis at the United Methodist Church in Imperial, Nebraska. The couple settled in the Denver area where Bill was employed as a financial engineer at Rocky Flats and raised their four daughters. After retirement, Bill and June made Imperial their home, enjoying friends and family for the last 30 years.
The most important thing in Bill’s life was knowing Jesus Christ as his savior. He was a dedicated church member in Denver and Imperial. Bill was a member of the Lied Imperial Public Library Board, director of the Senior Center and a GED tutor. He enjoyed gardening, reading, singing and acting in the local theater. He also led worship at the nursing home, loved to discuss politics and history, and followed his favorite sports teams (Broncos and Rockies).
Bill passed away Monday, May 25, 2020, at the Great Plains Health Hospital in North Platte. He was 91 years of age.
Survivors include: wife, June of Imperial; daughters, Susan Wilson and husband, James, of Nixa, Missouri, Cynthia Quinto and husband, Terry, of Sugarland, Texas, Connie Jenkins and husband, Steve, of St. Francis, Kansas, Denise Praski and husband Chester, of Ogallala; 14 grandchildren, William Wilson, Jamie Shoaf, Mason Wilson, Alicia Rendon, Micah Quinto, Jeremiah Quinto, Andrea Prescott, Scott Jenkins, Gabriel Jenkins, Krista Searcey, Shawna Roggie, Gretchen Whitmire, Joshua Bruen; 41 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; brother, Robert Sharp of Ankeny, Iowa; sister, Diane Peterson and husband, John of Battle Lake, Minnesota.
Funeral Services were Saturday, May 30, 1 p.m. at the Imperial Bible Church, Imperial, with Pastor Robby Clay officiating. Interment with full military honors followed at Mount Hope Cemetery, Imperial.
Visitation was held Friday, May 29, 2-6 p.m. at the Liewer Funeral Home in Imperial.
A memorial has been suggested in Bill’s memory to the Imperial Bible Church.
Online condolences may be left at liewerfuneralhome.com
Liewer Funeral Home is entrusted with arrangements