He was born on Feb. 6, 1945, in Louisville to Harry James and Loriane Elizabeth (Miller) Sharp. Wayne married Maria Jane LeVold on June 15, 1966.
Wayne was a professional musician and recording artist, touring in both the United States and Europe. He worked with many top entertainers throughout his 50-year career. Wayne retired to Greene County where he worked with and influenced many local musicians. Wayne also had a gift for furniture building and restoration.
Survivors include his wife, Janie; three daughters: Marnie (Bruce) Hart of Linton, Heidi (Bobby) Howell of Frankfort, Ky., Brandy (Tommy) Garris of Crestwood, Ky.; grandchildren: Erik, Maggie, Mandi, Bryan, Olivia, Dallas and Trey; great-grandchildren: Josh, Molleigh, Clover and Andrew. Wayne was also survived by one sister, Carolyn Carter of Louisville, Ky.
Wayne was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Milton and Jimmy Sharp; and two sisters, Martha Kirby and Norma Woodfin.
The family has requested that memorial contributions be made to Anderson-Poindexter Memory Chapel in memory of Wayne.
A memorial to celebrate Wayne's life will be on Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012 at the American Legion Park in Linton. Friends are invited to visit throughout the day from 2 until 10 p.m.
Online condolences may be sent to www.andersonpoindexter.com .