D. A. Sharpe Home Page

Last Updated July 10, 2018

 

DA Sharpe graduated to Heaven on July 12, 2018

Celebration of Life Service: We will be celebrating the life of DA Sharpe on Saturday, August 11th, at 10am, at his and Suzanne's house. The address is 805 Derting Road East, Aurora, Texas 76078-3712. This will be a casual rememberance held outside. D.A. wanted this to be a celebration of life, so avoid dressing up or wearing black. We will be collecting pictures and memorable stories of D.A. online to have on screens at this event. We will conclude it with a lunch where we will be cooking hot dogs and hamburgers.

You can RSVP to D.A.'s Celebration of Life service, upload stories and rememberances of D.A., or uploading favorite pictures of him.


The Wise County Messanger is the local newspaper where D.A. Sharpe lived and for which he was an active contributor of articles over the years. They published on July 14th his obituary as well as a political article about him. Here are some links to scans of those items:


OBITUARY:

Dwight Albert (D. A.) Sharpe graduated to Heaven on July 12, 2018, after heart surgery at Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas, Texas. A memorial service will be held August 11th at the Sharpe family home at 805 Derting Road East, Aurora, Texas 76078-3712. Details will be announced on this web page. Private family interment of the cremated remains will be at the Greenwood Cemetery, 3100 White Settlement Road, Fort Worth, Texas.

Mr. Sharpe is survived by his wife, Suzanne Margaret Boggess Sharpe, who he married September 30, 1962, and their three children: Taylor Marcus Sharpe; Tiffany Lenn Sharpe Westmoreland and her husband, Steve O. Westmoreland; and Todd Wittman Sharpe, and his wife, Carrie Ann Maxwell Sharpe. There are seven grandchildren: Katherine Michelle, John David (Jack), Lily Taylor, Sarah Todd and Samuel Lee (Sam) Westmoreland; and Luke Maxwell and Brooke Eden Sharpe.

Mr. Sharpe was born June 24, 1939, in Ballinger, Texas. Growing up with his parental household, they lived also in Houston, Sweetwater, Dallas and San Antonio. He graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School, Dallas, Texas. He attended Austin College 1957-59, and the University of Texas at Austin 1959-62, graduating with a BBA degree. His married and family life began in New Orleans, Louisiana in 1962, where their three children were born. The family resided in St. Louis County, Missouri 1972-82, in Dallas, Texas 1982-1999 and in Aurora, Wise County, Texas since then.

Mr. Sharpe’s professional pursuits were in the fields of technology, as well as in administrative management for non-profit Christian entities, the last from which he retired was as Executive Administrator for the Senior Pastor at Highland Park Presbyterian Church, Dallas, Texas, 1982 – 2004.

Mr. Sharpe was privileged to be a fifth-generation Texan. His great, great grandfather, Judge Felix Benedict Dixon, immigrated from Ohio to Texas in 1841, when Texas still was the Republic of Texas. Judge Dixon’s parents had come from West Virginia. Mr. Sharpe’s lineage also has roots going back in America as a sixth-generation United States citizen, being a descendant of American Revolutionary soldier, Lt. George P. Sharp, of the New York Militia, his 3rd great grandfather. George’s grandfather, Jacob Scherp, migrated in 1710 to New York Harbor among a group of some 3,000 German Palatines, settling north on the Hudson River, establishing Germantown, NY. Finally, English family connections make Mr. Sharpe a 10th generation American. Plymouth Colony Gov. William Bradford, who came with the Pilgrims on the Mayflower to Boston Harbor, establishing Plymouth Colony in 1620, is Mr. Sharpe’s 7th great grandfather. The historical genealogical roots of his life were of European, English and Scandinavian origins. His direct maternal lineage goes back to a 38th great grandfather, Gor Thorrasson, a 7th century Norwegian Viking who lived in the 600s.

Mr. Sharpe had lateral (cousin) genealogical relationships to 20 of the 45 U.S. Presidents. Relationship claim can be made for the first six U.S. Presidents, and all four of the U.S. Presidents sculptured onto Mount Rushmore. The only two father/son pairings of men who were elected President were the John Adams family and the George Bush family, all four of which are cousins to Mr. Sharpe. John Quincy Adams is the only President to serve in Congress after his Presidency. Younger former President Bush visited Mr. Sharpe following Sharpe’s heart surgery in 2012 at Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas, TX. Another Presidential cousin, William Howard Taft, is the only person ever to have served both the office of President and the office of Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.

Mr. Sharpe’s family was interwoven with the famed American families of the Rockefellers, the Kelloggs (cereal people), and J. P. Morgan. From 519 AD forward, Mr. Sharpe’s family shows lateral relationships with 63 of the 72 British Monarchs for all but 80 years during those almost 1,500 years. Queen Elizabeth II, who has been English Queen for most of the lives of readers of this obituary today, is Mr. Sharpe’s 33rd cousin.

In 591, English King Ceawlin, received Christian Baptism. He is the earliest member of Mr. Sharpe’s family's ancestry that claimed Christianity, over 1,400 years ago. Pope Gregory had sent a missionary from Rome circa 591, named Father Columba. King Ceawlin is the 35th great grandfather of Edward Southworth, a British upper class noble whose first wife was Alice Carpenter. After Edward died, Alice went to the New World, to the Plymouth Colony at the beckoning of the Colony's Governor, William Bradford.

For researchers interested in a closer at the Sharpe family genealogies, there is a free online access to Mr. Sharpe’s autobiography.


GIFTS:In lieu of flowers or other gifts, it is the family's request to make donations in rememberance of DA Sharpe to OurCalling, which is a non-profit Christian ministry to the homeless in Dallas, Texas. When making a financial donation, you can just put DA Sharpe's name in the memo section of the gift. OurCalling also accepts other forms of gifts from clothing/food to volunteering to help with the homeless.


Finding out who D. A. Sharpe was

 

In 2017-18 Work is being done on an Autobiography


 Link to Family Genealogical Page


Link to Politics Page

 

Here's a College Course in Government & Politics

 

Famous Americans Related to Our Family

 

How is our nation's government structured?

                                      Click on link to download.  Go to your downloads

                                      Folder and open a document "Govern.docx"

An HTML Version of the Governance Paper

 

 

 

Contact me:

da@dasharpe.com

 

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Suzanne Sharpe Home Page

Simple Map Directions to our Ranch Home

Links to Driving Directions to come to the Ranch

 

 

How to compose a biographical sketch

 

How a Writer Should Structure a Book

 

 

What's the Difference Between Halloween and All Saints' Day?

 

 

The Halleluah Chorus Tradition

This tells about King George II an George F. Handel and The Messiah

Surprisingly, it's a great example of the Prosperity Gospel!

 

 

 

Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee - One Little Girl Starts it in Wittenberg, Germany

 

 

Taylor Sharpe's Software Development

Business Page (he's my son)

 

Stories

 

Texas Trivia Tidits

Why is Texas so great?  Click Here!

 

 

Program Documents

What is a Texas Navy Admiral?

 

 

Compare the Ages of Biblical Patriarchs

 

What Does the Biblical Term "1,000 Generations" mean?

 

Facebook Name:   Dwight Albert Sharpe

 

2012 Trip to Israel

 

 

Some Fun Links:


Putting God in the Center of Things

An Explanation of God

Rebekah is like the Church

What is a Southern Girl and GRITS?

Is the Peace Symbol Anti-Christian?

 


Prophecies I've Heard
 

 

Here is an Interactive Aerial Map of where the Ranch House is located.

 

101 Scripture Verses for Healing PDF

 

English King James I (Report)

 

 

National Day of Prayer, May 3, 2018

Wise County Courthouse, Decatur, Texas

Bridgeport Index Newspaper on National Day of Prayer

 

 

Just WHY should we pray for Government?

 

 

Scriptures In Praying for Government

 

 

Scriptures for Evening Prayers

 

 

 


D. A.

Dwight Albert Sharpe
805 Derting Road East
Aurora, TX 76078-3712


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My Open Heart Surgery July 12, 2018

 

Founders of Presbyterian Hospital Dallas

 

U. S. Census Bureau Information

 

Selective Service System

 

Non-Email Ltrs

Freedom Equity Group PDF

Freedom Equity Group HTML