Benny Sharp Obituary

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Benny Hugh Sharp

January 23, 1935 - July 13, 2013
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Benny Hugh Sharp of Oklahoma City, returned to his Lord and Savior on July 13, 2013, following a short but courageous battle with cancer. He was born on January 23, 1935, in Stonewall, OK. He spent his formative years in Ada, a place he always held close to his heart. While as a teen, his family moved to Oklahoma City where he graduated from Classen High School. As a proud Comet, he was a highly decorated varsity athlete, finishing the runner-up in the state wrestling championships during his senior year. Following graduation, Benny joined the US Navy and served proudly and honorably in the Atlantic Fleet, Norfolk Naval Station. Upon...
Benny Hugh Sharp of Oklahoma City, returned to his Lord and Savior on July 13, 2013, following a short but courageous battle with cancer. He was born on January 23, 1935, in Stonewall, OK. He spent his formative years in Ada, a place he always held close to his heart. While as a teen, his family moved to Oklahoma City where he graduated from Classen High School. As a proud Comet, he was a highly decorated varsity athlete, finishing the runner-up in the state wrestling championships during his senior year.

Following graduation, Benny joined the US Navy and served proudly and honorably in the Atlantic Fleet, Norfolk Naval Station. Upon returning, he married the love of his life, Judith Ann Harris. By the early 1960s, he had joined Western Electric's Oklahoma City works (later known as Lucent Technologies) to spend a remarkable career that lasted more than three and a half decades. His work as an engineer and inventor earned numerous company and industry awards. Moreover, his inventions garnered multiple US patents. Throughout his career, he made presentations at engineering conferences throughout the US and numerous international locations.

Throughout his life he was a passionate fan of Oklahoma Sooners football and enjoyed woodworking. As a committed student of the Bible, he spent much of his time in study and teaching Sunday School classes at Metropolitan Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife, Judith Ann, and two sons, Jeffery of State College, PA, and Wesley, of Mustang, and five grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother, Bobby, of Prescott AZ.

A memorial service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, July 19, 2013, at Metropolitan Baptist Church, 7201 W. Britton Road, Oklahoma City, OK.

Memorial gifts may be made to Metropolitan Baptist Church in lieu of flowers.

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