By Lanier Laney
Jon Sharp came to Beaufort in a little red Coast Guard helicopter 22 years ago to Beaufort Memorial Hospital off his wave-tossed sailboat. He met and married Suzanne Larson, made Beaufort his home and became a legendary tour guide for 10 years. Saturday, May 17, was his last walk.
He was recognizable for his white hair and was famous for walking backwards while leading groups. He could step up on a curb without looking down — backwards — while still talking.
We love you Jon and will miss your great voice.