Confirmed:Charles Sharp, Retired US Air Force (106-19) 29 JUN 19

When:
June 29, 2019 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
2019-06-29T13:00:00-05:00
2019-06-29T16:00:00-05:00
Where:
Bulverde United Methodist Church
28300 US-281
San Antonio, TX 78260
USA

US AIR FORCE – RETIRED

The family of Mr. Charles Ray Sharp, a US Air Force (Retired) Veteran, requests the presence and participation of the San Antonio Patriot Guard Riders at the services, LEO supported procession, and graveside rendering of military honors of their loved one.

Charles Ray Sharp of Spring Branch (Bulverde) Texas passed away Saturday, 25 May 2019. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Sharon Milner Sharp, six children and eight grandchildren.

Charles entered this world in St Joseph, Missouri, 28 January 1936, the fifth child born to a homemaker and an auto mechanic. As a young man he felt that life was intended to be lived to its fullest, so at 17 he joined the United States Air Force in order to travel; making friends everywhere he went, and always giving a helping hand to his fellow human. The USAF was the perfect fit for Chuck’s first career; beginning in finance, dabbling in the UFO world and settling into computer systems management. Charles rose steadily through the ranks, earning multiple Good Conduct medals and Service and Marksmanship ribbons. After twenty-six years of distinguished service, in 1979, Chuck retired a Chief Master Sergeant, the highest enlisted rank in the Air Force, and achieved by only 1% of the entire force – and the pinnacle of an Airman’s career.  While never a boastful person, Chuck accomplished much to be proud of. His career was spent at the forefront of computer technology and he was in the first wave of software programmers. Once in civilian world, as Director of Data Processing, his department was the second in the United States to put to use laser communication equipment – much improved over telephone line communications. He loved to joke that during the Y2K “crisis” he fixed the programming bugs in the army as a civilian that he had created in the USAF in the 1960-70’s. Chuck earned the Meritorious Civilian Service Award, the second highest civilian award, while working for the Army.  In retirement Chuck continued to embrace and experience the world and spent the last twenty years dedicated to traveling with Sharon and spending time with their loved ones. A very unique bond existed between Chuck and Sharon and it was palpable. Charles will be remembered for so many things in this life: his ability to fix almost any mechanical object (especially cars), an infectious laugh, a willingness to help others, his intelligence, and his dedication and devotion to Sharon and family.

WEATHER: Hi 92 / Lo 71, 7% Chance of Rain, 58% Humidity

REQUESTOR:  Kristi Sharp Vogt, Daughter

STAGING:  1300 Hours, Saturday, June 29, 2019
Bulverde United Methodist Church
28300 US 281
San Antonio, Texas 78260
https://goo.gl/maps/VJnsMiLUmLjmBcq26

BRIEFING:  1315 Hours

SERVICE: 1400 Hours
Bulverde United Methodist Church
28300 US 281
San Antonio, Texas 78260
https://goo.gl/maps/VJnsMiLUmLjmBcq26

KSU:  1445 Hours (Semper Gumby)

INTERMENT:  To Follow after the Service
Hill Country Memorial Gardens
11700 TX-46
New Braunfels, TX 78132
https://goo.gl/maps/e5YXEkge9yG2

RC:   Michael “Twin Tower” Roberts
mbnroberts@me.com

FC:   Juan “Mr. T” Tarango
juantarango16@yahoo.com

ADDITIONAL INSTRUCTIONS

1. Iron horses if you can, cages are always welcome and appreciated and unless under special circumstances not allowed in processions. You do not have to have a motorcycle to participate in honoring our veterans.

2. Safety First: Please remember to properly hydrate (including the night before) before any outdoor activity and to dress appropriately. Do not hesitate to take a break at any time if you feel you need to get in the shade or get indoors and always ask for help at any time. Also please do not forget your sun screen.

3. Please remember that our mission is to stand tall and silent, and with honor and. NO TALKING, SMOKING, CHEWING OF TOBACCO PRODUCTS, OR CELL PHONE USE IN THE FLAG LINE!

4. Cemeteries are hallowed ground. Please keep radios off and engine noise to a minimum. Observe the 15 MPH speed limit. Show our respect to ALL who are in attendance.

5. If riding/driving a motorcycle on Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, which is located within a Military Installation, you will need to wear closed toe shoes, long sleeve shirt, gloves, DOT approved helmet, eye protection, long pants, and boots/shoes that cover the ankle.

 ***Safety Notice***
Before volunteering and/or attending any San Antonio Patriot Guard Riders missions we encourage you to review all safety information below.  Included are some potential safety concerns to be aware of, however this does not include the full scope of all potential hazards.  Anyone attending any San Antonio Patriot Guard Riders mission understands that they do so at their own risk. Neither the Patriot Guard Riders Organization nor its representatives are liable for any damages incurred on any PGR mission or event.
Funeral Processions/Escorts

EVERY RIDER IS SOLELY RESPONSIBLE for their own safety at all times while riding in a funeral procession.

At NO TIME are any riders authorized to block any intersection or otherwise block or impede traffic laws in any way.  Only Law Enforcement officials are authorized to block and/or impeded the lawful flow of traffic.

If you choose to fly a flag on your bike you are SOLELY RESPONSIBLE for ensuring it is secured and not a danger to any other rider or traffic.

Warm Regards,
Bob “Pizza Man” Johnson
Deputy State Captain
San Antonio Patriot Guard
Honor, Dignity, Respect
Cell: (562) 413-2223

bobtxpgr@gmail.com