Benjamin Craig Sharpton, Sr passed away Friday, August 11, 2023, at the young age of 62. Ben was born in Birmingham, Al to Hobert James Sharpton and Sarah Katherine Bush. He graduated from Erin High School and went on to have 3 children. Ben owned his own mechanic business, Sharpton’s Auto Repair. He loved Nascar (Richard Petty,) Alabama Football, Elvis Presley, and animals, especially dogs. Ben had a kind and compassionate heart, always doing what he could for others.
Ben is survived by his two children, daughter, Amber “Booger” (Stephanie Boles) Sharpton, son, Benjamin “Snot” Craig Sharpton, Jr., daughter by love Nicole (JR) Boatwright, grandchildren, Emma J. Boatwright, Julia Evans, and Jaden Evans, brothers, Hobert (Nancy) James Sharpton, Scotty (Judy) Sharpton, close friends Sonny Doss and Madisyn Woodall.
He is preceded in death by his grandfather, Horace Sharpton, grandmother, Avery Sharpton, and parents Hobert James Sharpton and Katherine Bush Sharpton. Also, preceded in death by granddaughter, Bella Boatwright, and nephew, Mathew Sharpton.
Funeral services will be held at Jefferson Memorial Funeral Home and Gardens Wednesday, August 16, 2023, at 10:00 in the chapel. The family will receive guests from 9:00 to 10:00. A burial will follow at Steele Cemetery.