Published 8:51 am Friday, May 27, 2011
PEDRO — Kenneth R. Sharp, 89, of Pedro, passed away Wednesday, May 25, 2011, at St. Mary’s Medical Center in Huntington, W.Va. The Pedro native was born March 8, 1922, the son of the late Alpha and Manila Adams Sharp. He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Dora Juanita Sharp.
Mr. Sharp was a graduate of Pedro High School and was a U.S. Navy WWII veteran. He was a former employee for Superior Cement and the Dayton Malleable. He attended the Lawrence Furnace Methodist Church in Pedro and the First United Methodist Church in Ironton. He loved to garden and to be on his tractor. He was a featured historian of the novel “Superior-Lest We Forget.” He loved and cherished his children and grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by a son, Danny Sharp; a grandson, Eric Sharp; two sisters, Norma Williams and Irene Stamper; two brothers, Alpha (Jr.) Sharp and Charles Sharp; and a son-in-law, Charles Gore.
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In addition to his wife, he is survived by three daughters and two sons-in-law, Patricia Gore of Kitts Hill, Ken and Peggy Jones of South Point, and Terry and Deborah Barker of Pedro; a daughter-in-law, Susan Sharp of Pedro; six grandchildren, Bill Scott Gore of Kitts Hill, Leslie Haas of Lexington, Ky., Tracy Smith and her husband Chris, of South Point, Tony Barker and his wife Kate, of Pedro, Bridgette Conley and her husband Wes of Covington, Ky. and Daniel Sharp and his wife Chassidy of Kitts Hill; nine great grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; and his closest friend, Hardy Barker, who provided great friendship and support to him.
Funeral services will be 3 p.m. Sunday at the Tracy Brammer Funeral Home with Pastor Greg Frasure officiating. Burial will follow in Lawrence Furnace Cemetery and friends may call Saturday from 6-9 p.m. at the funeral home. To offer condolences to the family, please visit www.tracybrammerfh.com.