Robert Larry "Bob" Sharp (1940 - 2017)

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Robert "Bob" Larry Sharp, 76, of Newberry passed away Sunday, July 9, 2017 at his home in Newberry.
Bob was born in Otter Creek Dec.17, 1940 to John and Ola Mae Sharp.
Bob joined the Navy at 17, serving as a radioman, retiring in 1977 as a First-Class Petty Officer with 21 years of honorable service. Bob held a number of jobs over the years, from boat captain for an environmental testing firm to plant mechanic for the Alachua County School Board to running his own maintenance company. Bob was one to always keep busy, whether tending his plants and fruit trees (It was said that he could plant a stick in the ground and it would grow.) to trying his hand at worm farming. Bob was an avid bowler, participating in many leagues over the years and statewide tournaments. His favorite thing to do was fishing, followed closely by hunting. Bob was also an accomplished cross-stitcher.
Bob is survived by his loving wife, Wanda; brother, Billy Ray; daughter, Sommer (David Richter); son, Stacy (Danielle); stepsons, Eric (Marina) Sapp and Matthew (Deborah) Sapp; grandchildren, Stephen, Spencer, Secelia, Shelby Minnix, Hallie Colding, Dylan Sapp, Alyssa Sapp, Hannah Sapp, Logan Sapp and great-grandchildren, Breighton Lansing and Savannah Sapp.
Bob was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Gene Sharp and John Abner; sisters, Laura Miller, Freda Mae Barnhill and Virginia Meeks and granddaughter Makayla Sapp.
A Celebration of Life will be held July 25 at 2 p.m. at the Milam Funeral Home of Newberry.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Haven Hospice or the .
Arrangements are in the care of Milam Funeral and Cremation Services 22405 West Newberry Road Newberry, FL 32669 (352) 472-5361

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Milam Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc. of Newberry
22405 West Newberry Road
Newberry, FL 32669
(800) 433-5361
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Published in Chiefland Citizen on July 20, 2017
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