The Board and staff of the United Way of Smith County are deeply saddened to share that our Development Officer and dear friend, Dr. Aubrey Sharpe, recently passed away. His impact on our organization and the community as a whole is enormous. As a volunteer, he served as our Board President in 1998, and served on almost every sub-committee during his many years of service. In recent years, he joined our development team and immediately opened doors for our campaign in ways that few leaders in Tyler could.
His presence around the office would always light up the room, and he will be deeply missed by all of us. Beyond his years of United Way service, he has been called “The Man About Town” and has had significant roles with Tyler Junior College, Tyler Area Chamber of Commerce, Tyler Economic Development Council, and other local nonprofit boards.
Well done, Aubrey. Your legacy in our community will live on, and we are forever grateful for your many years of service.