Ron D. Sharpe

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

Mr. Sharpe 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. He attended the University of Wisconsin and Indiana-Purdue University Fort Wayne. In 1992, he retired from Teamsters Union Local 414 in Fort Wayne after 17 years as a business agent. He was also a former president.

After retirement, he and his wife owned and operated Oak Lanes Bowling Center in Huntington for many years, and other businesses. He built the Susan Dreyer Sharpe Dog Park at Huntington County Humane Shelter.

He was born March 4, 1938, in Oneida, TN to James F. and Ruth Jeffers Sharpe. He married Susan Dreyer on Nov. 12, 1977, in St. Charles, MO, and she preceded him in death on Sept. 28, 2013.

Surviving are four sons, Justin (Marisol) Sharpe, Jon (Susan) Sharpe, Jeffrey (Glenna) Sharpe and James (Kerry) Sharpe, all of Fort Wayne; two daughters, Sheena (Josh) Wood, of Fernandina Beach, FL, and Jeanne Cook, of Fort Wayne; a sister, Oma Jean Gaskill, of Ossian; 14 grandchildren; five great- grandchildren; and a companion, Ruth Wright.

Calling is Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Bailey-Love Mortuary, 35 W. Park Drive, Huntington. Entombment will be Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019, at 10 a.m. in Greenlawn Memorial Park in Fort Wayne, with Rev. Josh Wood officiating.

Memorials are to Huntington County Humane Society, in care of Bailey-Love Mortuary, 35 W. Park Drive, Huntington, IN 46750.

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