Robert “Bob” Larry Sharp, 76 of Newberry, Florida passed away on Sunday, July 9th 2017 at his home in Newberry. Bob was born in Otter Creek, Florida on December 17th, 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 was proceeded in death by his parents, brothers Gene Sharp and John Abner, sisters Laura Miller, Freda Mae Barnhill, and Virginia Meeks, and granddaughter Makayla Sapp. Bob is survived by his loving wife Wanda, brother Billy Ray, daughter Sommer (David Richter), son Stacy (Danielle), step-sons 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.
A Celebration of Life will be held July 25th at 2:00 pm at the Milam Funeral Home of Newberry. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Haven Hospice or the American Cancer Society. Arrangements are in the care of Milam Funeral and Cremation Services 22405 West Newberry Road Newberry, FL 32669 (352) 472-5361 www.milamfh.com