William Burn Sharpless

March 26, 2021 West Chester, PA Funny, Caring and Gave the Best Advice

William Burn Sharpless, age 75 of West Chester, PA, passed away on Friday, March 26, 2021 at Aventura at Pembroke. William shared 41 years of marriage with his late wife, Janet R. Sharpless, who predeceased him in March of 2015.

Born 1945 in West Grove, PA, William was the son of the late Raymond E. Sharpless and the late Margaret Burn Sharpless.

William proudly served our country in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. Upon his return from Vietnam, William worked for Chrysler Automotive for 37 years in various positions throughout his tenure.

In his younger years, William played guitar in a local band. His hobbies later in life included hunting and fishing. William was often a man of few words but when he did speak, you listened. He would often surprise you with a noteworthy, funny remark. William was caring, funny, great at giving advice and had a heart full of warmth and kindness.

William is survived by his son, William B. Sharpless, II (Carey); his sisters, Ruth Farmer (Dick) and Anna Mary McCarter (Lew); his grandchildren, Brayden and Kaleigh Sharpless; two brothers in law, Vic Richards (Peg) and Jeff Quinn; his sister in law, Anne Marie Montel (Jay); as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Graveside services for William will be held at 1:00PM on Friday, April 9, 2021 at New London Presbyterian Cemetery, 1986 Newark Rd, Lincoln University, PA 19352.

To view William’s online tribute and to share a message with his family, please visit www.kuzoandfoulkfh.com.

Arrangements by Foulk Funeral Home of West Grove, PA.


Graveside Service

April 9, 2021 1:00PM New London Presbyterian Cemetery
1986 Newark Road
Lincoln University, PA 19352


  1. Billy, your dad will be missed by us. Your mom & dad had everything in our meeting. I used to call them the match maker. David, and you and all of us go way back. Loved your mom & dad always remember the good things. Tell the girls all the funny thing’s about both of them. There together now. We’re thinking of you.
    Linda & Bob

    Linda & Bob Pastorius | April 9, 2021 at 8:57 AM
  2. Billy and Family: I am so sorry to hear of your dad, Bill’s passing. He and your mom, Janet, were such good and caring people. They were a loving couple, and I have fond memories of them. My deepest condolences go out to you and all the family at this difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Peggy Howell | April 8, 2021 at 2:27 PM
  3. Dear Billy, I have fond memories of both your parents from my time living across the hall in Crofton Court. They were both so friendly, and active in that community, making that a great place for everyone to live. They were available to me any time I needed them. I’m sorry for your loss of two really good people. Remember the good years, not the end of their lives.

    Sandra Voge | April 7, 2021 at 8:00 AM
  4. So sorry for the loss of your brother. I remember him and Janet fondly. I remember at family get together sitting near him and Janet because they were so easy to talk to and joke with. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.

    Nancy F Collins | March 31, 2021 at 11:40 AM
  5. Sorry for your loss. So
    many memories, his Baracuda and his stories , travels to the airport for his deployment to Vetenam , his music , his laughter , your Mom , My moms Angel . Definitely a MAN to look up to . Dang Covid closed visiting him . In my prayers

    Richard Farmer | March 30, 2021 at 2:24 PM
  6. Although I haven’t been ‘home’ for many years, I remember Bill well. Our deepest condolences for the loss of a good man. May God rest his soul.

    Robert D. and Ye’leana E. Hearne. Gorod Sevastopoleh, Russia.

    Robert D. Hearne | March 30, 2021 at 1:51 PM

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