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Kent Maurice Sharp Sr.

Kent Maurice Sharp Sr., 91, of Pulaski, died Sunday, March 16, 2014. He was born in Carroll County on Aug. 12, 1922 and was the son of the late Robert Lee Sharp and Hope Jeanette Smythers Sharp. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Jean Ballinger Sharp.

Mr. Sharp was a retired employee with APCO having 45 years of service and he was a member of the Elks Club. He served in the United States Army Air Force in the Mediterranean Theatre with the 16th Depot Supply Squadron, 12th Air Force. Mr. Sharp was well known for training and showing Tennessee Walking horses for over 50 years.

Surviving are his son and daughter-in-law, Maury and Sharon Sharp of Blacksburg; sister-in-law, Jean Sharp of Carroll County; grandsons, Dustin Nowland and Clayton Nowland; great-grandchildren Nikole, Jackson and Frank, and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, March 20 at 1 p.m. from the Stevens Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. John Dunstan officiating. Burial will follow in Oakwood Cemetery.

Visiting will be Thursday, March 20 at the funeral home where the family will receive friends from noon until the service hour. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be made to First Christian Church, 524 N Jefferson Avenue, Pulaski, VA 24301.

Arrangements by Stevens Funeral Home, Pulaski.

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2 Responses to Kent Maurice Sharp Sr.

  1. Dean

    March 21, 2014 at 11:24 am

    This is an absolute shock. I ran into Kent at Tractor Supply just the other day and we were talking about his homemade water heater that he made to keep his horses water from freezing in cold weather. I joked with him about getting a patent for it, and he said it would work only with the true light bulbs emitting heat, not these ones that the government is forcing on us. He was always so nice to talk to and we shared so many stories like this. My prayers go out to all his family. He will be missed for sure.

  2. Carolyn Pope

    March 26, 2014 at 3:33 pm

    My husband and I knew Mr. Sharp through showing Walking Horses. Ronald Mosley Stables in Mt Airy NC trained our horses. Mr Sharp was an inspiration to all who shared his love of horses. In his 90′s, Mr. Sharp was the epitome of a true horseman. He could easily mount his horse and loved “a good ride” In fact, “a good ride” was more important to him than the color of his ribbon. What a life lesson to us all.

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