Daniel James Sharp, 63, often nicknamed "Sharpy" passed away October 10, 2021 at his home in Douds, IA.
Danny was born July 12,1958 in Grinnell, IA to James and Norma Jean Sharp. He was proudly their 1st born child and gave them so much joy. The Sharp family later moved to Newton in the early 60's where they raised their family. Danny flourished in his teenage years and was an excellent athlete while attending Newton Senior High School. Lettering in multiple sports, including football, he was a star athlete and took his team to the win many times. Danny also loved boxing and won a Golden Gloves Boxing title in his youth. During his senior year he was offered a college scholarship in Missouri which he attended.
Throughout his working career, Danny followed in his Father's footsteps and was a proud Maytag employee in Newton, IA for 25 years. He also worked at Jeld Wen Company in Grinnell, IA for several years until his retirement in 2020.
Everywhere Danny went he made friends. He was a very charismatic person and people were always drawn to him. His kind, generous and gentle spirit will be remembered and missed by all who knew and loved him. Danny was a fan of many genres of music, especially the Blues. A faithful listener of KGGO’s "Andre's Roadhouse" which airs every Sunday morning is where you would always find him. He was a proud member of the South Skunk Blues Society and looked forward to the Bowl Full of Blues concert each year. One of Danny's most loved collections was his huge stack of Vinyl Records. And if you were Danny's family or friend you could always count on him to call you when his favorite music, movie, documentary, etc was being aired. "It's on now!" he would enthusiastically acclaim.
Those left to remember and honor Danny's life are his wife Tammy Sharp, his beloved Mother, Norma Jean Sharp, Son Brandon Evans (Heather), Grandson Christian, Sister Maria (Dan) Ingle, Brother Joe (Erin) Sharp, nephew Colin and nieces Carli, Lea, Cameron and his many friends including Deana Williams who was his soul sister.
He was preceded in death by his father James Sharp and Grandparents Issac Sharp & Bonnie Smith Sharp.
Cards and personal messages may be sent to the Sharp Family 14552 Washington Street Douds IA 52551. Any Contributions in Danny's memory, would be appreciated to the South Skunk Blues Society PO Box 951 Newton, IA 50208. A celebration of life will be planned at a later date.
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