Joseph Raymond Sharrer, 75, of Westminster, died Saturday, June 4, 2011, at home. Born Oct. 26, 1935, in Detour, he was the son of the late Raymond and Mildred Mort Sharrer. He was the husband of Wilma Hanson Sharrer, his wife of 54 years. He was a graduate of Taneytown High School. He was a veteran of the Army, serving from 1958 to 1960. He retired from Black & Decker Inc. after more than 40 years of service. He was a member of Deer Park United Methodist Church, an endowment member of the National Rifle Association, a competitive trapshooter, a hunter's safety instructor and a former president of the Deep Run Rifle and Revolver Club. An avid sportsman, he also enjoyed training English Pointers for pheasant hunting. Surviving, in addition to his wife, are daughters and sons-in-law Lisa and Vince Kilduff, of Westminster, and Laurie Jo and Rick Shuping, of Landis, N.C.; a sister, Mary Louise Tracey, of Taneytown; and sister and brother-in-law Rosie and Raymond Bentz, of Thurmont. He was predeceased by a brother, Donald Sharrer; and a sister, Evelyn Sies. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Pritts Funeral Home and Chapel, 412 Washington Road, Westminster. A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Richard Shamer officiating. Interment will be in Keysville Union Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made sent to the NRA Foundation, 11250 Waples Mill Road, Fairfax, VA 22030. Online condolences may be offered at www.prittsfuneralhome.com. Sign this guest book online at www.carrollcountytimes.com.
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Published in Carroll County Times on June 7, 2011