Darlene Sharp

Darlene Sharp

June 30, 1953 - April 28, 2015

Darlene Sharp, 61, of Corbin passed away Tuesday, April 28, 2015, at her home.  Married for 43 years to her loving husband Eugene, she was also a beloved mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, daughter-in-law, sister-in-law, and friend to all who knew her.

As a child she attended Salem Baptist Church at Mills, KY, where she was baptized.  She played Gospel music on the piano for church services, in addition to playing piano at weddings and various other functions for over 40 years.  A member of Dorthae Pentecostal Church, she also attended New Hope Church of God.

A graduate of Red Bird High School, she later attended Midway College.  Her career interest lead her into banking. 

While she very much enjoyed shopping and UK athletics, her real pleasure was her family, especially watching her grandsons participate in sports and cheering for them.

She was preceded in death by her father and mother: Burchel and Rosa Sizemore; two sisters: Bendy and Lisa; two brothers: Herman and Asher; father-in-law: Rev. Arlo C. Sharp; sister-in-law and brother-in-law:  Brenda and Virgil McVey; brother-in-law, Karol Tomaszewski; and brother-in-law, Michael Savino.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by her daughter, Melissa “Missy” Farmer and husband Shannon; two grandchildren: Samuel Grant Farmer and Maddox Seth Farmer; brother, Roy Sizemore and wife Teresa; two sisters: Shirley Tomaszewski and Opal Savino; mother-in-law, Ruby Sharp; brother-in-law, Arlo Sharp; sister-in-law, Geraldine Sharp; uncle, Rev. A.Y. Mills; and three aunts: Axie Castle, Virgie Mills, and Lola Messer.  She is also survived by a special friend who was like a sister, Jackie Willis; by her neighborhood family: Scott and Sonya Grove; by her banking family at Hometown Bank, as well as by numerous other friends.  All who knew her will miss her loving spirit, warm personality, and caring nature.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M. Sunday, May 3, 2015, in the Hart Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Paula Farmer, Bro. Billy Evans, Rev. Sean Disney, Rev. Bobby Mills, Tim Barnes, and Don Ashley officiating.  Burial will follow in Worley Cemetery.  Active pallbearers will be Shannon Farmer, Scott Grove, Tim Barnes, Jerry Mills, Dean Knuckles, Jackie Willis, and nephews.  Honorary pallbearers are employees of Hometown Bank, Dr. Richard Park, Bob Terrell, Roy Huddleston, Hollis West, and Samuel and Maddox Farmer.   The family acknowledges Pastor Michael Addison, who cannot be present to participate in the services because of an out of the country mission trip, for his love and support shown in so many ways.

The family will receive friends after 5:00 P.M. Saturday at Hart Funeral Home, Inc., located at 1011 Master Street in Corbin.

To honor Darlene, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.


  • Denny Liford
    Posted at 00:28h, 01 May Reply

    Deepest condolences in this time of loss.

  • Rob and Lynn McArthur
    Posted at 04:13h, 01 May Reply

    Love and prayers for your family. We love you all.

  • Evajane Green
    Posted at 07:33h, 01 May Reply

    My deepest sympathy on the loss of a wonderful, dear, sweet person who will truly be missed…I thought the world of Darlene. May God give you peace and comfort today and in the days ahead.

  • Michael Hollingsworth
    Posted at 09:46h, 01 May Reply

    My heartfelt condolences to the family in this time of loss. Thoughts and Prayers!!!

  • Henerietta Lewis Fraysier
    Posted at 10:40h, 01 May Reply

    Please let me express my sincere condolences. Darlene was a classmate and friend at Red Bird. I have many good memories.

  • Debbie Gibson
    Posted at 11:54h, 01 May Reply

    Darlene will greatly be missed. We Love you all. Heaven gained another Angel

  • Sharon Fox / Carolyn Roland
    Posted at 14:44h, 01 May Reply

    We are so sorry to hear that Darlene has passed away. Our thoughts and payers are with the family.

  • Charlotte Taylor
    Posted at 15:15h, 01 May Reply

    Darlene will be missed terribly! She and I worked together at Tri-County Bank many years ago and she was a great friend! I will always remember her laughter and friendliness towards everyone! God gained a wonderful Angel!!!

  • Pam Parks
    Posted at 15:46h, 01 May Reply

    Our thoughts and prayers are with this family. Darlene’s beautiful smile will be greatly missed.
    Love, Jimmy & Pam Parks

  • bill st.john
    Posted at 21:22h, 01 May Reply

    so sorry for your loss bill st.john

  • Brenda Wilson
    Posted at 00:13h, 02 May Reply

    I am so sorry for your loss. Darlene was a great person and friend will miss very her.

  • Darrell & Brenda Wyatt Meadors
    Posted at 12:34h, 02 May Reply

    So sorry for your loss

    Posted at 13:18h, 02 May Reply


  • vicki and Doug pridemore
    Posted at 00:00h, 03 May Reply

    A wonderful lady who was a friend to so many. Heaven gained a fantastic and beautiful angel. Our prayers for all the family.

  • Robin Gambrel
    Posted at 03:12h, 03 May Reply

    Darlene was such a sweet precious lady! My deepest sympathy to the family! My prayers for God to comfort them now and in the days ahead! Their loss is Heaven’s gain. God promises you will see her again! My deepest soathy to you all!

  • Cheri nelson
    Posted at 03:44h, 29 October Reply

    I have just learned of Darlene’s passing. My condolences to you and your family. She had been in touch with cousins through ancestry.com. Clarence zelro Nelson was my great grandfather. You have a growing family eager to make these connections with you when you are ready.
    Deepest sympathy, Cheri Nelson.

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