Death of William Andrew “Andy” Sharp

William A. Sharp

William Andrew Sharp, 79, a resident of Mingo, passed from this life on Monday morning, March 19, 2012, in United Hospital Center in Clarksburg.

He was born Wednesday, Sept. 28, 1932, at Mingo, a son of the late Roy Sharp and Mary Crummitt Sharp.

On Dec. 28, 1950, in Lewisburg, he married the former Josephine Sage, who preceded him in death on June 12, 2001. They had enjoyed 50 years of marriage.

Surviving is his son, Rick Sharp and wife, Becky, and grandchildren, A.J. Sharp of Mingo, Blair Campbell and husband, Charlan, of Hillsboro and Carrie Logan Short of Nags Head, N.C.; two great-grandchildren, Penelope Jo Campbell and Oliver Sage Campbell, both of Hillsboro. Also surviving are Virgil Moore and wife, Jean, of Mingo, Kim Bodkins and husband, Ronnie, and son Derrick, of Mingo and Angie Arbogast and husband, Gary, and son Tim, and daughter, Kelsey, all of Valley Head; and special friend, Beatrice Ball.

Besides his parents and wife, Andrew was preceded in death by an infant brother.

Andrew was a graduate of Tygarts Valley High School, was a farmer and a bus driver for the Randolph County Schools for 34 years. He was a member of Riverside Lodge 124, A.F. & A.M. of Cass, the Beverly Chapter 23, Royal Arch Masons, the Pilgrim Commandry 21, the Osiris Shrine Temple of Wheeling and the Tygart Valley Shrine Club.

Andrew’s request for cremation was honored. A memorial service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 29, at the Mingo Presbyterian Church. The Rev. David Rice and The Rev. Marshall Williams will officiate and interment will follow in the Mingo Cemetery where members of the Riverside Masonic Lodge 124 A.F. & A.M. will conduct ritualistic services.

The Randolph Funeral Home and Cremation Services has been entrusted with the arrangements for William Andrew Sharp. Send online condolences to the family at