Haywood Sharpley
  • 72 years old
  • Date of birth: Apr 26, 1942
  • Place of birth:
    Hartselle, Alabama, United States
  • Date of passing: Feb 22, 2015
  • Place of passing:
    West Bloomfield, Michigan, United States
“God saw the road was getting rough, The hills were hard to climb, He gently closed those loving eyes, And whispered "Peace be Thine". The weary hours, the days of pain, The sleepless nights are passed..."

Haywood B. Sharpley, 72, of West Bloomfield, Michigan, beloved father and grandfather, made his transition with his loving daughter by his side, on February 22, 2015. He was predeceased by his mother and father, Ethel and Lincoln Sharpley and by his brothers Wade and Marvin Sharpley.

Haywood was born in Hartselle, Alabama on April 26, 1942; but his family moved to Detroit in 1953 where he lived most of his life. He attended Wayne State University and received a BA degree in Recreational Leadership. He also joined the fraternity Kappa Alpha Psi and was on the 1964 Varsity Football Team. Haywood worked as a Labor Relations Executive for General Motors in Detroit and was a dedicated and loyal employee until his retirement in 2002. 

Besides his daughter Yvette Sharpley of West Bloomfield, Michigan and ex-wife, Joan Kincannon of Detroit, Michigan; Haywood is also survived by his son Aidoo Osei of San Diego, California; a daughter-in-law, Jaquetta Osei, also of San Diego, California; his grandchildren, Brittany and Brianna Sharpley, of West Bloomfield, Michigan; Leah and Xavier Osei, of San Diego, California; two nieces, Cheryl Sharpley, of Detroit, Michigan and Marie Sharpley of Los Angeles, California; a nephew, Mark Sharpley and a sister-in-law, Nora Sharpley, of Troy, Michigan; as well as numerous cousins and other relatives and friends. 

The family would like to express their sincere gratitude to Botsford Hospice. Their dedication and effort to provide quality care over the last four months have been a heartwarming blessing to the family. We thank God for the gift of his life and the blessing of the time we had with him. "If ever there is tomorrow when we're not together...there is something you must always remember, you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. But the most important thing is, even if we're apart...I'll always be with you.” Even though this quote comes from Winnie the Pooh...these are the words Haywood whispers to his babies from up above. 

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Brittany Sharpley on 1st March 2015

"Grandpa, I miss you so much. You always had a way of getting through to me when no one else could. I will miss telling you about my triumphs, failures, highs, and lows. I'll miss seeing you eat those roasted peanuts, receiving one of your big hugs, and most of all, your smile. Until we meet again Grandpa, I will love you always!!!!!!"

This tribute was added by Yvette Sharpley on 28th February 2015

"I miss you so much heart hurts"

This tribute was added by J. Williams on 28th February 2015

"My deepest sympathy go out to the family of Haywood Sharpley.  I didn't know Haywood personally. I wanted to extend my condolences to the family. I know that it is painful to lose a love one in death. One way to find comfort is by turning to God's word the Bible.  The Bible at 2
Corinthians 1:2-4 says that God is a God of tender mercies that comforts us through our trials so that we will be able to comfort others. One of the scriptures that is very comforting is at Revelation 21:4.  It says that God is going to do away with death forever. But I guess you may wonder, what will happen to those who have already fallen asleep in death? The Bible speaks about the resurrection hope at John 5:28,29.  Those who have already died will have the prospect of living again.  These are the scriptures that I like that brings me comfort.  I hope they will be just as comforting to you.  If you have questions about the resurrection hope or any other questions that you might want answered.  You can go to the website"

This tribute was added by Aidoo Osei on 27th February 2015

"Will miss talking with you about the Lions and Tigers.  I will also miss seeing you with the grand kids; taking photos with that old polaroid camera.  I will miss your voice and laugh.  Thank you for creating positive memories and sharing a bit of yourself with me and my family.  Rest in peace, in eternity.   Sincerely - Your Son."

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