Timmy Sharp

Timmy Richard “Tim” Sharp, 61, of Sweet Home, died Dec. 9, 2022.

He was born June 26, 1961, in Eugene to Harold and Jean Sharp, the seventh of nine children.

He lived many places throughout Oregon as a child. In 1987 he made his way to Jackson Hole, Wyo., where he started his career as a chef at Jedidiah’s original House of Sourdough near Yellowstone National Park. Lightning caused a fire in Yellowstone, which later became the largest forest fire in park history. Mr. Sharp used his skills to prepare breakfast, lunch and dinner to the hundreds of firefighters that came to fight to save Yellowstone.

While there he met Tina Kiser. They married in 1991 in Sweet Home and in 1995 welcomed their son Patrick.

Mr. Sharp continued his passion as a chef for 23 years in various places between Jackson Hole and Sweet Home.

He was known for his smile and never-ending happy attitude with all he met. There was hardly ever a time when Mr. Sharp would raise his voice or have a harsh word spoken by him. Even in his last days with us he still had a great attitude and a smile on his face, asking, “where do we go from here?”

He will be missed by many people he met through the years.

Mr. Sharp is survived by his loving wife Tina; son Patrick and daughter-in-law Rosa; two granddaughters; brothers Norman, David and John Sharp; sisters Delores Dunaway and Doris Nash; and many nieces, nephews and extended family.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother Larry Sharp; and sisters Ginger Launer, and Kathy Sharp.

A Celebration of Life is planned for 2 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 22, at Crawfordsville Calvary Chapel.