History Department


Lt Col Joe Sharbel

Updated April 19

I thought you would appreciate the information about the services honoring Joe Sharbel next Saturday, as well as his full obituary
A service with full military honors for Joe will be held at 10:00 AM on Saturday, April 24th at Cathedral of the Incarnation, 2015 West End Ave, with visitation to begin at 9:00 AM.  There is a limit of 300 attendees at the Cathedral. 

The Cathedral of the Incarnation will be livestreaming the funeral service and have directed us to this page to view their livestream:
Once at that page, click on the player window just under the Watch Chrism Mass Live Here heading. If the video does not start within five seconds, refresh the window, as the livestream may not yet have started.

The service will also be streamed at the Montgomery Bell Academy dining hall. A celebration of his life will immediately follow the Mass at the Montgomery Bell Academy dining hall from 11:30-1:30. Interment will be held at a later date at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington County, Virginia.
Those who would like to make gifts in honor of Joe Sharbel can send them to the Joseph Sharbel Memorial Fund at the Community Foundation.   Also, the family would appreciate your logging on the Caringbridge Site: www.caringbridge.org/visit/josephsharbel


On Friday afternoon, April 9, LtCol Joe Sharbel, MBA History teacher and rifle coach, was in an accident on Harding Road not far from the White Bridge intersection. Since then the MBA community has prayed for his recovery.  

On Tuesday, April 13, we learned that Joe had passed away. This heartbreaking news is stunning for all of us. Only last Thursday evening he celebrated the rifle team and their state championship victory, and this past Friday he spent the day spending time with his advisees, teaching his classes, and caring for those in the MBA community.
Joe was a dedicated father and husband, a loyal friend and passionate veteran of the Marine Corps, a kind, loving, and compassionate individual. He loved his roles at MBA and the students he knew, taught, and coached. He wanted to make our community and this world a better place.   
We will miss Joe and his work and dedication to teaching and the MBA community. He was an individual of strong faith and conviction, often writing about his faith, hope, and love for those he cared about. MBA extends its love and sympathy to his wife, Susan, his boys, Ian and Jason, and to the extended Sharbel family.  

Montgomery Bell Academy

4001 Harding Road
Nashville, TN 37205
(615) 298-5514