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Ronald L. "Ron" Sharp

January 11, 2024


It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved husband, father, papa, and great grandpa, Ronald Lee Sharp. He left this world, January 11, 2024, surrounded by the love of his family.

Born, March 6, 1942,  Ron lived a life marked by love, kindness, and an unwavering dedication to his family. He was a beacon of strength, wisdom, and warmth, leaving a lasting mark on the hearts of all who had the privilege of knowing him.

Ron was a devoted husband to his wife of 60 years, Barbara (Moore) Sharp. Together they built a life filled with love and shared joy. His commitment to his family was unparalleled, and his love knew no bounds. As a father, he was a source of guidance, a pillar of support, and a constant source of love and understanding. His legacy of compassion and strength will live on through the generations he leaves behind.

As "Papa," he delighted in the laughter and innocence of his grandchildren, creating cherished memories that will forever be etched in their hearts. Whether sharing stories, playing games, or offering words of wisdom, Ron embraced the role of Papa with boundless love and enthusiasm. Ron was always there for his grandkids. He enjoyed  telling them stories and listening to their crazy and funny stories.  He will always be remembered for taking the little ones for a ride on the lawn mower and spending time with them outside or in the garden.

Ron was born and raised in Higbee, MO and had many stories to tell about his siblings and friends and the mischief they would get into growing up in Higbee. He had a life full of love, fun and laughter. He enjoyed watching and hearing the trains and listening to country music, taking car rides, gardening and fishing. We can’t forget to mention all the Andy Griffith episodes and westerns he enjoyed watching.

A man of integrity, Ron touched the lives of many through his kindness and quick-witted sense of humor. His impact extended beyond the confines of family, leaving a positive impression on friends and all who had the privilege of crossing paths with him. Ron enjoyed his years working at AB Chance, DuPont and 3M. He was able to meet and become friends with so many wonderful people throughout the years.

He is survived by wife, Barbara (Moore) Sharp, four girls: Robin Terzopoulos and her husband, Alex, of Columbia, Dena Bush of Moberly, Christy Kertz  and her husband, David, of Huntsville, Kim Mellinger and her husband, Brent, of Moberly, 10 grandchildren: Ava (Terzopoulos) Harris, Leo Terzopoulos, Maddison Sharp, Katie Bush, Joe Kertz, Justin Kertz, Matt Kertz, Abby Kertz, Emma Mellinger and Parker Mellinger, six great- grandchildren, siblings: Orpha (John) Lane of Higbee, and Corrine Locktish of Las Vegas, several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Those preceding Ron in death were  his parents; George Sharp and Rose (Thornton) Sharp, his brothers, Raymond Sharp, Dale Sharp and his sister, Rose Robbins. In-laws: Joe H. and Margaret Moore.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Moberly Friends of the Park/Moberly Mini Train, 200 N. Clark, Moberly, MO 65270.

May Ron find eternal peace, and may his memory continue to be a source of inspiration for us all.

Words of comfort and support were shared with the family at a Visitation that was held at the Cater Funeral Home.  Funeral services honoring and celebrating Ron’s life were held  in the Cater Funeral Home Chapel.  Committal prayer and burial took place in Higbee Cemetery.

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