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Larry Sharp

June 14, 2020


Larry Dale Sharp, 70, of Clark, died at his home, surrounded by his family,Sunday June 14, 2020, after a year-long battle with cancer. 

Larry was born July 17, 1949 in Clark, MO, to Everett Leon and Dorothy (Current) Sharp. He and his brother Norman spent most of their free time riding horses in Clark. Later the family moved to Slater, MO, where Larry graduated in 1967. He and Norman loved showing horses, riding bulls and saddle broncs in local rodeos, and teaming up as rodeo clowns. Many people knew Larry as Duck and knew his horse Bruno. He also enjoyed trail rides with family and friends.

Larry served in the U.S. Army’s 512th Transportation Company in Vietnam from 1969-1970. He was a Sergeant on the gun trucks Vengeance is Mine and Iron Butterfly.

He is survived by his wife of 31 years Kathy (Reed) Sharp, daughter Larra (Shawn) Wells of Trophy Club, Texas, sons Clinton (Katie) Sharp of Temple, TX, Chris (Lindsey) Sharp of New Market, MD, and Joshua (Diana Potter, fiancé) Ben of Sturgeon, MO, and twelve grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother.

Services honoring his life with military honors were held at the Missouri State Veterans Cemetery.  Committal prayer and inurnment followed.

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