Words cannot express how very sad we are for the loss of our dear friend, Billy Sharpe. All those that knew Bill could clearly understand what an inspiration he was to us and the impact he made on our lives and the boxing world. His strength and power stood out in such a way that was truly unforgettable to us. He was a leader amongst leaders, never wavering from his dedication to doing whatever he could to support children and young adults in our amateur boxing program. The boxing world is forever indebted to you.
I join with so many others who knew Bill in offering our deepest sympathy on his passing. Although it is little consolation at this sad time, it should be of some satisfaction to know that in his passing you can celebrate the end of a very long and productive life.
The measure of a life well-lived is not in how much money one has or what possessions they have accumulated, but rather through the lives they touched and the sorrow they leave behind. If the outpouring of sympathy on his loss is any indication, and it most certainly is, you can proudly and confidently say that his indeed was a life well-lived.
May we all find peace and comfort in knowing that his loss is felt by all who knew and loved him.