Malcolm Earl Sharp, 43 years old, passed away on June 20, 2019. Malcolm was a resident of Colorado Springs since moving to Colorado with his parents, Malcolm E. Sharp and Yong S. Sharp in 1991. Prior to then Malcolm and his parents, being a military family, had moved and traveled all over the globe, from KY, Germany, TX, the United Arab Emirates and more.
The military lifestyle suited Malcolm well and in 1997, he joined the US Marine Corps as a Low Altitude Air Defender and was assigned to locations such as Fort Bliss, TX, where he met the love of his life, Clarisa, who later became his bride for more than 20 years. Together they became the proud parents of three beautiful children: Alyssa Caitlin (16), Malcolm Elijah (15), and Kaylee Samantha (9).
Halfway through his career, Malcolm transitioned to becoming an Imagery Analyst with the Marine Intelligence Community where he served honorably and with distinction in assignments such as San Diego, Honolulu, and Beaufort, as well as multiple combat assignments in Iraq, Afghanistan, and the Philippines to name a few. Besides his main military accomplishments, Malcolm also became a Mason of the philanthropically recognized Pearl Harbor Masonic Lodge while assigned in Honolulu, and in 2013 was raised to the degree of Master Mason on July 20, 2013 where again, he strived to contribute to his Country and Community by serving others.
Malcolm ended his highly-decorated career in retirement at Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, SC in 2017 reaching the time-honored rank and title of Gunnery Sergeant, United States Marine Corps. Then, Malcolm and Clarisa, true to the military lifestyle, packed up their life and moved to Colorado Springs where Clarisa now serves our community as a Registered Nurse. The three children attend local schools and enjoy spending time with their grandparents and friends. Malcolm and his family attended the Peterson Air Force Base Chapel with their parents and have settled well into our community, making it their own.
A Memorial Service for GySgt Sharp is planned for 11:00 a.m. June 27, 2019, at Shrine of Remembrance “America the Beautiful” Chapel, 1730 E. Fountain Boulevard, where he will receive full military honors as well as a Masonic Brother recognized world-wide. Malcolm’s family has requested a private immediate family only viewing. At 10:30 a.m. the casket will be closed and afterwards, all guests are welcomed to enter the chapel area for the memorial service.
Once the service concludes at approximately 12:00 p.m., Malcolm’s family would like to invite each of you to join them in celebrating Malcolm’s life while enjoying a delicious meal together at the one-of-its-kind, beautiful Olympian Plaza Reception & Event Center, 975 S. Union Boulevard (across from Shrine of Remembrance).
A quote for Malcolm, “The grand objective of Masonry is to promote the happiness of the human race” George Washington, President of the United States.