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MORTON - Donald L. Sharpe, 82, of Morton, passed away at 5:10 p.m. Thursday, May 12, 2016, at UnityPoint Health-Methodist in Peoria.
He was born Jan. 12, 1934, in Canton, Ill., to Albert and Garnet (Bales) Sharpe. He married Donna Williams on June 19, 1954, in Trivoli, Ill.
Surviving are his wife, Donna Sharpe of Geneva, Ill.; three sons, Randall (Laura) Sharpe of Park Forest, Ill., Ronnie (Holley) Sharpe of Canton, Ohio and Rod (Julie) Sharpe of Geneva, Ill.; seven grandchildren, Victor, Miranda, Jordan, Holley, Peyton, Spencer and Sophie; and two brothers, Robert (Sharon) Sharpe of Greenville, S.C. and David Sharpe of Sunnyvale, Cali.
A Korean War Navy veteran, he served in Yorktown, Va. from 1954 to 1956.
Don was a civil engineer for RA Cullinan for over 40 years, retiring as vice president. He then later owned and operated Don Sharpe Consulting in Tremont.
He was a member of Associated General Contractors of Illinois for over 30 years. Don was also a member of the American Legion Post 318 in Morton, Peoria Minority Advisory Counsel, and a delegate of the United States Black Chamber of Commerce to Kenya.
A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 21, 2016, at Knapp-Johnson Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Morton, with Rev. Lori Harvey officiating. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, May 20, and from 9 to 9:45 a.m. Saturday, both at the funeral home. Burial will be in Hillcrest Memory Gardens in Morton.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude.