August 17, 1934 ~ February 6, 2020

Born in: Buncombe Co., NC
Resided in: Leicester, NC

Billy Eugene Sharpe, 85, of Leicester, NC, passed away Thursday, February 6, 2020.

A native of Buncombe Co., Mr. Sharpe was a son of the late Alex and Maude Wells Sharpe. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, and worked for Harry’s Cadillac for 29 years.

Surviving are his wife, Iva Duckett Sharpe; sons, Danny and Tracey of Flat Rock, and Bill and Debbie of Arden; grandsons, Zach of Etowah, Jacob of Candler, and Brian of Fletcher; 7 great-grandchildren; sisters, Linda Wines, Helen Jo Riddle and Hilda Caldwell; and a brother, David Sharpe (Becky).

Graveside services for Mr. Sharpe will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 9, at Pisgah View Memorial Park in Candler.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Salvation Army.

Groce Funeral Home on Patton Avenue is assisting the family.


Graveside Service: February 9, 2020 2:00 pm

Pisgah View Memorial Park
1529 Smoky Park Highway
Candler, NC 28715


Funeral Home Assisting The Family:

Groce Funeral Home - Patton Ave.
1401 Patton Ave.
Asheville, NC 28806


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  1. Sherrill “The Wedge” & Janet Moore
    Even though we aren’t there, you & your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

  2. Alice and I were deeply saddened to learn of Gene’s death. We send our deepest sympathy to the family during this time of sadness.

  3. You can shed tears that he has gone
    Or you can smile because he has lived

    You can close your eyes and pray that he’ll come back
    Or you can open your eyes and see all that he has left

    Your heart can be empty because you cant see him
    Or you can be full of the love you shared

    You can turn your back on tomorrow and live for yesterday
    Or you can be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday

    You can remember him and only that he has gone
    Or you can cherish his memory and let it live on

    You can cry and close your mind, be empty and turn your back
    Or you can do what he’d want, smile, open your eyes, love and go on.


  4. Dearest Iva and family—
    I am so sorry to hear about Gene’s passing. I wish I was there to hold your hand.
    My prayers are with you. Try to think of all the good memories. He is just ahead of us, we will see him again. Love, Linda


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