Sharon Wartes, 54, of Abilene, passed away Sunday, July 29, 2018.
Visitation will be from 5:00-7:00 p.m., Thursday, August 2, 2018 in the First Baptist Church dining hall, 1333 N. 2nd Street. Her body will lie in state at The Hamil Family Funeral Home, 6449 Buffalo Gap Road, Abilene.
A celebration of Sharon's life will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, August 3, 2018, at First Baptist Church Abilene with Mike Greenfield officiating. A private family graveside service will take place prior to the celebration of Sharon's life.
Sharon was born February 2, 1964 in Lubbock, TX., to Freddie (Sandlin) and Gordon Harmon. She graduated from Lake Highlands High School and Texas Tech University. She married Alan Wartes on May 23, 1987 in Hereford, TX. Sharon was the P.E. teacher at St. John's Episcopal School for ten years and impacted many of her students’ lives. After leaving St. John's, Sharon worked as a tennis coach in AISD for fifteen years. Her love for tennis was evident through her years of coaching at Lincoln and Mann Middle Schools, involvement with Abilene High tennis, and participation in USTA. She was actively involved in different aspects of First Baptist Church. Sharon also found great joy in quilting, a pastime she shared with her mother and sister. We will always remember Sharon for her positive attitude, unwavering faith, and her passion for life.
Sharon is survived by her husband, Alan Wartes of Abilene; two daughters, Abbey Wartes of Abilene, and Erin Harris and husband Taylor of Gunter; three siblings, Sandy Sledge and husband David of Midland, Kyle Harmon and wife Sheri of Mansfield, and Kim Harmon of Arlington; her parents, Freddie and Gordon Harmon of Mansfield; one grandson, Boone Harris of Gunter; and numerous nieces and nephews that she loved.
Honorary pallbearers are Sharon's tennis buddies.
Memorials may be given to Hendrick Hospice Care, 1651 Pine St. Abilene, TX, or the charity of your choice.
The Wartes family wishes to extend our sincere gratitude to Dr. Anton Melnyk and the staff at Texas Oncology, Dr. Whitney Mascorro, and Hendrick Hospice Care.
The family first began in the funeral business in 1933. The Hamil's legacy, beginning with the Elliott's to John and Jo Ann Hamil and now continuing with Robert and Karla Hamil, is to serve families in their time of need.