Saturday, November 5, 2016

Leslie M. Sharon, longtime builder and restorer, dies

Longtime Midway builder Leslie Murphy Sharon died Thursday at 88. For 70 years he built or restored hundred of homes, churches and businesses in Central Kentucky, first as partner in Sharon and Stone Builders, then on his own.

He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Jean Clifton Sharon; his daughters, Midway City Council Member Leslie “Libby” Warfield (David), Margaret “Peggy” Sharon, and Cynthia Jean Karrick (Philip); six grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and a brother, Marvin Clay Sharon (Bessie).

Sharon was a native of Scott County. His visitation will be from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Johnson’s Funeral Home in Georgetown. The funeral will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday at Midway Baptist Church, with burial in the Midway Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the church, where he was a deacon, Sunday school superintendent, teacher, trustee and finance committee chair, and took a leading role in major restoration of the building during the 1960s.

"He gave of his time and talents where needed to help make a stronger community," and was "often seen working on something around town that needed to be fixed," says his obituary; read the full version here.

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