Date of death: 4/23/2012

Saint Meinrad Class: O 1973

Born July 12, 1947 in Vanderburgh County, Indiana he is the son to Martha Helen Wimsett Sharer of Selma, NC and the late Carl Edward Sharer.Mr. Sharer was a member of Micro United Methodist Church where he was a delegate to the annual conference and a church lay leader. He was a member of the NCVA, South Wake Amateur Radio Club, YL-ISSB International Signal Side Band System, was the president of Sams-O-Wake R.V. Club.Don was also a retired U.S. Navy veteran where he served as a cryptologist. Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, April 27, 2012 in the chapel of Parrish Funeral Home with Rev. Jim Huskins officiating.The family will receive friends from 1:00-2:00 p.m. just prior to the service and following the service at the home. Surviving in addition to his mother, are his wife, Peggy Sharer of the home; children, Tina Vance of Chantilly, VA, Kelly Shaner and husband Michael of Remington, VA, Rusty Long and wife Ticia of Suffolk, VA, Amy Burris and husband John of Chesapeake, VA and Joe Sharer and wife Karlene of Sugar Land, TX; brother, James Sharer and wife Renee of Crestline, CA; sister, Janet Gates and husband Ron of Frisco, TX; and thirteen grandchildren. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312.From Parrish and Underwood Funeral Homes.