Joseph Henry Sharp III



Joseph Henry Sharp III died Oct. 10, 2018, in Brownsville, Texas, at the age of 57. He was born Aug. 10, 1961, in Tyler, Texas.

He is survived by his parents, Brenda Castloo Sharp and Joe H. Sharp Jr.; and sister, Lesley Sharp. He also is survived by many cousins and other relatives.

During his life, Joseph lived in Los Angeles, New York City, Santa Fe, N.M., Dallas, Roanoke, Va., and Palm Springs, Calif. He and his family shared many meals together at the great restaurants in these cities. Joseph graduated from Jacksonville High School, and received his Bachelors of Fine Arts degree from the University of Southern California and his Masters of Fine Arts degree from Vermont College of Fine Art.

Joseph was a writer by profession. He wrote “Living Our Dying,” which was printed in five languages, “Spiritual Maturity” and “Quitting Crystal Meth.” Joseph spoke at the National Cathedral in Washington, D. C., about his work with AIDS patients. During the early part of his life, he organized and was the minister of a non-denominational church on Greenville Avenue in Dallas. He was in the Chaplain’s Intern Program at Parkland Hospital in Dallas. In the last years of Joseph’s life, he helped those suffering from addiction to crystal meth. Joseph was a kind and loving person, and he will be missed.

On Saturday, Oct. 20, the family of Joseph Sharp III received friends and a celebration of life followed at Beaty Funeral Home in Mineola.