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Otis Sharpe

Lakeland, Florida

December 25, 1952 - August 12, 2022

Otis Sharpe Obituary

Otis Sharpe, Jr. passed away on Friday, August 12, 2022 in Lakeland, Florida after a short but fierce battle with cancer, surrounded by his loving family. He was born on December 25, 1952 in St. Cloud, Florida to Otis Sharpe, Sr. and Dora Louisiana Shenefield.

 Otis was best known for his story telling and making you laugh so hard your sides hurt. He was kind-hearted, witty, clever and never met a stranger- ever. He loved cookouts, lake days, camping, cold beer, and fishing, but most of all spending quality time with family and friends. Otis worked as a mechanic or on a cattle ranch most of his life.

 His life was like a box of chocolates- he never knew what he was gonna get, but he found the sweetness in it every time.

 He was preceded in death by his parents, and his sister Norma Jean Stevens Douglas “Tiny”.

 He is survived by his children Timothy Martin Sharpe (Rebecca) of Live Oak, FL,  Otis Junior Carden of Auburndale, FL, Otis Sharpe III, of Lake Wales, FL, Brandy Thomas (Darrin) of Bartow, FL, Mandy Hall of Palatka, FL, Priscilla “Shugie” Strickland (A.J.) of Frostproof, FL, and Hope Hawkinson of Reno, NV; his brothers James Douglas Sharpe “PeeWee” (Vickie) of Lake Wales, FL and John George Shenefield “Butch” (Janice) of Geneva, AL; his sister Fleda May Stevens Hancock “Punky” (Hollis) of Lake Wales, FL;  numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren who he absolutely adored; nieces, nephews and other family members and friends.

 A special THANK YOU goes to Matt and Amber Freeland of Alturas, FL whom he considered family and provided him a warm loving home for the last several years of his life and to all those who came to the hospital, called and messaged to check in on him. He left this world knowing just how very much he was loved.

 Family will receive friends at Lakeland Funeral Home in Lakeland, FL on Saturday, September 10th at 10:00 A.M. with a Celebration of Life Service to follow at 11:00 A.M.

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Otis Sharpe, Jr. passed away on Friday, August 12, 2022 in Lakeland, Florida after a short but fierce battle with cancer, surrounded by his loving family. He was born on December 25, 1952 in St. Cloud, Florida to Otis Sharpe, Sr. and Dora Louisiana Shenefield.

 Otis was best known for his story telling and making you laugh so hard your sides hurt. He was kind-hearted, witty, clever and never met a stranger- ever. He loved cookouts, lake days, camping, cold beer, and fishing, but most of all spending quality time with family and friends. Otis worked as a mechanic or on a cattle ranch most of his life.

 His life was like a box of chocolates- he never knew what he was gonna get, but he found the sweetness in it every time.

 He was preceded in death by his parents, and his sister Norma Jean Stevens Douglas “Tiny”.

 He is survived by his children Timothy Martin Sharpe (Rebecca) of Live Oak, FL,  Otis Junior Carden of Auburndale, FL, Otis Sharpe III, of Lake Wales, FL, Brandy Thomas (Darrin) of Bartow, FL, Mandy Hall of Palatka, FL, Priscilla “Shugie” Strickland (A.J.) of Frostproof, FL, and Hope Hawkinson of Reno, NV; his brothers James Douglas Sharpe “PeeWee” (Vickie) of Lake Wales, FL and John George Shenefield “Butch” (Janice) of Geneva, AL; his sister Fleda May Stevens Hancock “Punky” (Hollis) of Lake Wales, FL;  numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren who he absolutely adored; nieces, nephews and other family members and friends.

 A special THANK YOU goes to Matt and Amber Freeland of Alturas, FL whom he considered family and provided him a warm loving home for the last several years of his life and to all those who came to the hospital, called and messaged to check in on him. He left this world knowing just how very much he was loved.

 Family will receive friends at Lakeland Funeral Home in Lakeland, FL on Saturday, September 10th at 10:00 A.M. with a Celebration of Life Service to follow at 11:00 A.M.

https://view.oneroomstreaming.com/authorise.php?k=1662592908206791


Click here to view a webcast of the service on 9/10/2022 at 10:55 AM, Eastern Standard Time.

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To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of Otis Sharpe hosted by Lakeland Funeral Home.

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