George Sharpe, the husband of Arapahoe County Commissioner Nancy Sharpe, was a kind and gentle soul. Courtesy of the Sharpe Family
Beloved husband, father and grandfather, George William Sharpe III, died Sept. 5 at the age of 74, after a long and courageous battle with lymphoma. He was born March 22, 1944, to George William Sharpe II and Mary Gay Moores in Columbia, South Carolina. After his parents passed early in his life, George was adopted by his grandmother and raised collectively by his large and loving family in both Louisiana and South Carolina.
George attended Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, La., graduating in 1965 with a master’s degree in marketing. He moved to Denver in 1969 to begin a career with United Banks of Colorado, providing market research to Colorado’s ski resorts. He called Denver home ever since, except for four months spent in Atlanta, where he met the love of his life, Nancy Norris. The two married in 1975 and have lived in the south Denver area ever since.
George’s career in market research spanned five decades. After his time with United Banks of Colorado, he started the Denver Consulting Group, which eventually merged into McGladrey & Pullen LLP (now RSM US). Eventually, he entered the window coverings business as an executive focused on new product development. He spent many years with Hunter Douglas Window Coverings and ended his career at Norman Window Coverings.
He was an avid Colorado Rockies, Denver Broncos and LSU Tigers fan. Mostly, though, George was a simple and kind family man who always had time for those close to him.
George Sharpe is survived by his loving wife of 43 years, Nancy Sharpe, children Ashleigh Sharpe, Elean Sharpe Gersack, Elizabeth Sharpe Langston and Sarah Sharpe, six grandchildren whom he adored, a large extended family, and many friends who all loved him profoundly. He will be missed immensely.
In George’s honor, the family encourages everyone to support the Lymphoma Research Foundation and their mission to eradicate lymphoma and serve those touched by this blood cancer. The website is support.lymphoma
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