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Thomas Joseph “Tom” Sharkey IV

November 30, 1959 - March 20, 2019

          Thomas Joseph “Tom” Sharkey IV, age 59, of Jackson, MS passed away on Wednesday, March 20, 2019.

          Born in Darby, PA on November 30, 1959, he was a son of Thomas Joseph Sharkey III and Judith Ann (Renner) Cameron.  Tom attended McKean HS and graduated from Northeast HS.  He enlisted in the U.S. Army where he proudly served as a military policeman and retired after 25 years of dedicated service.  During his tenure with the Army, he was a guard commander at the disciplinary barrack in Fort Leavenworth.  Tom was a hard worker with a strong work ethic.

          He was an avid runner and participated in various 5K’s and was proud of his many awards.  Tom was a first counselor with the Church of Jesus Christ Latter Day Saints in Jackson, MS.  In his spare time he collected coins and loved playing drums.  Tom will always be remembered as an easy going individual who touched the lives of many. 

          He is survived by his parents; son, Thomas J. Sharkey V  and his wife, Amber siblings, Steven Sharkey, Laurie Sharkey, Robbie Sharkey and his wife, Lorie and Scott Cameron; and grandchildren, Thomas J. Sharkey VI and Stevie Sharkey.

          A visitation for family and friends will be held from 11:30 am until 12:30 pm on Monday, April 8, 2019, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 West Park Place, Newark, DE, where a funeral service will begin at 12:30 pm.  Interment will follow in Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 2465 Chesapeake City Road, Bear, DE.

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  • My condolences to the Sharkey family! Tom was my very first platoon sergeant back in 1995 when I came to Mannheim. He was great leader and I don’t think I could have asked for better.
    -Rennie (PFC Sargent)

  • It really saddened my heart to hear about the passing of Mr. Sharkey. I never knew that his health was failing. I always saw him outside mowing his grass as I delivered his mail and he always greeted me with a hello and a smile. I will miss you Mr. Sharkey. Rest well in Heaven sir. His family is in my prayers🙏

  • Thomas was our 2018 Mississippi Track Club Male Walker of the Year…a well-deserved honor. He was a fierce, but gracious, competitor and will never be forgotten. We pray for the peace of God, which passes all understanding.
    Cindy Ables & Art Payne
    Clinton, Mississippi

  • Thomas was a amazing competitor and man, I am glad I come to know him. To his family “Earth has no sorrows that Heaven can not Heal!” God bless you all!

  • I always enjoyed seeing Thomas at the MTC races. He was such a kind person. He will certainly be missed! Rest in peace Thomas. Sincerely, Elizabeth Joyner

  • To the Sharkey Family,
    I was stationed twice in the Army MP Corps with Tom. As his Commander in Mannheim Germany and also as the USDB Chief of Staff when he was a Guard Commander. I am sorry for your loss and my deepest Sympathy to all. You all should be proud of his service to his Nation and the US Army MP Corps.

  • Thomas was one of my racewalking friends whom I will always remember. He encouraged me and challenged me many times over the past 7 years. I will forever be looking for the bumblebee to be flying past me! We loved your friendship and will miss you and your awesome smile.

  • My deepest condolences to you and your family. Tom will be missed by all in the MS track club. I will pray for God’s healing grace and mercy.

  • So sorry to here about Tom he was a dedicated soldier and a good friend. My condolences to all family and friends

  • worked with sharkey at loomis.hard working and very dependable man.gonna truly miss him.

  • Sharkey you will truly be missed by us all hhere at 3540 we love man may God be with your family doing this time !! we love you rest in heaven!!!

    Michael Harris
    #Team3540

  • My condolences to the family. I worked with Sharkey at Loomis. He will truly be missed.