William Thomas “Bill” Sharpe, 79, died June 19, 2007 at his home in Summerdale.

He was born Feb. 6, 1928, in Tupelo, Miss., to Milton E. and Maurine Nethery, Sharpe. He married Carolyn “Lyn” Baynes July 20, 1963.

“Razor” Sharpe graduated at the age of 15 from Tupelo High School in 1944 and then attended Southern Miss on a football scholarship. He earned a BS in mathematics from Southern Miss and an MS and completed course work towards a doctorate in applied mathematics from Ole Miss. But his first love and greatest comfort in life came from his knowledge of the scriptures. He took an interest in and began studying God’s word at the age of 29 and continued with a hunger for the truth until his death. He dedicated his life to serving the Lord and enjoying all that God created. Bill Sharpe never let the cares of this world sway his belief or prevent him from communicating God’’s word to others. He was always willing to discuss God’s word and taught many Bible classes over the years. He was an innovator and entrepreneur of endless talents: he was a hunter, trapper, fisherman, dog breeder, athlete, mathematician, worm rancher, horticulturist, teacher creator of all things functional and beautiful: wood bowls, clock weights, trucks, motorcycles, fishing lures, Camellias, machinery and more. He supported his family through his work as a contractor. He founded C-Sharpe Company of Orange Beach in the early 1980’s which he continued on as an advisor until his death. His joy came from the Bible, his six children and Lyn, the love of his life.

He came to Baldwin County in the 1960s because the fishing and hunting were good.

Survivors include his wife, Carolyn; four daughters, Micki (Jim) Raber of Summerdale; Risa (Chris) Miller of New York; Kerri (Thomas) Markovic of Atlanta; and Christa Sharpe of Fort Worth; two sons, Ben Sharpe of Foley and David (Brianda) Sharpe of Summerdale; grandchildren, Alex, Erin; Robert, Brianne, Daniel; Michelle, Hope Jackson and Sophie; great-grandchild, Jodi; and granddog, Mufasa.

A private memorial was held.

The family requests memorial donations be made to the American Cancer Society, 19059 Greeno Road, Suite A, Fairhope, AL 36532.

Arrangements were made by Mack Funeral Home and Crematory, Robertsdale.