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Ron D. Sharpe March 4, 1938 - Aug. 9, 2019

Ron D. Sharpe, age 81, of Huntington, died at 4:42 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 9, 2019 at his home.

Visitation will be from 3 – 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019 at Bailey-Love Mortuary, 35 W. Park Dr., Huntington, Indiana. Entombment will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019 in Greenlawn Memorial Park in Fort Wayne with Pastor Josh Wood officiating.

Preferred memorials are to Huntington County Humane Society, in care of Bailey-Love Mortuary, 35 W. Park Dr., Huntington, Indiana, 46750.

Ron was born on March 4, 1938 in Oneida, Tennessee, the son of James F. and Ruth (Jeffers) Sharpe. He served as Seaman First Class in the United States Navy. He came to Fort Wayne as a young man and drove trucks for Fruehauf and Goodrich for a brief time. Ron attended the University of Wisconsin and Indiana-Purdue University Fort Wayne. He was married to Susan Dreyer on Nov. 23, 1977 in St. Charles, Missouri; she preceded him in death on Sept. 28, 2013. In 1992, he retired from Teamsters Union Local #414 in Fort Wayne after 17 years as a business agent; he was also former President. After retirement, Ron and Susan owned and operated Oak Lanes Bowling Center in Huntington for many years, and other businesses. He loved cars and had restored several trucks and cars. He loved animals and built the Susan Dreyer Sharpe Dog Park at Huntington Animal Care and Control. He shared his golden years with his loving companion, Ruth Wright.

Also surviving are sons Justin (Marisol) Sharpe, Jon (Susan) Sharpe, Jeffrey (Glenna) Sharpe, and James (Kerry) Sharpe, all of Fort Wayne, daughters Sheena (Josh) Wood of Fernandina Beach, Florida and Jeanne Cook of Fort Wayne, a sister, Oma Jean Gaskill of Ossian, 14 grandchildren, and five great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents, wife, brothers Tom Sharpe and Earl Sharpe, sisters Ruby Sharpe, Dorothy Owens, Ida Stanley, and Ethel Douglas and his beloved dog, Reece.

Special thanks to Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home for the wonderful care they provided.

Please sign the online guestbook at www.baileylove.com. Bailey-Love Mortuary is honored to serve the family of Ron D. Sharpe.