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Ralph Wade Sharp
May 19, 1953 ~ November 5, 2023 (age 70) 70 Years Old
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Mr. Ralph Wade Sharp of Burkesville, Kentucky passed away suddenly on Sunday, November 5, 2023 having attained the age of 70 years, 5 months, and 17 days. He was born in Burkesville, Kentucky on Tuesday, May 19, 1953 to Millard Clint and Christine (Blythe) Sharp.
Ralph was a graduate of the Cumberland County High School, class of 1971, Served in the Army 101st Airborne division, and worked as an oil inspector for the Kentucky Department of Mines and Minerals. He enjoyed flying, riding motorcycles, golfing and going boating as well as spending time with his family.
Ralph was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his children, Kevin (& Erica) Sharp of Lexington, Kentucky, The Honorable Judge Kristi Castillo of Burkesville, Kentucky, his life partner June Rice, his siblings Linda (& Jim) Thompson, and Beverly (& Jimmy) Mortimer, both of Glasgow, Kentucky, Grandchildren, Jude Sharp, Eila Sharp, Vesper Sharp, nieces & nephews, Jennifer Myers, Julie Carter, Allison Mello, Adam Brown, J.R. Mortimer, Great nieces & nephews, Elly Myers, John Carter Myers, Claudia Bell, Mary Cate Bell, Gavin Brown, Shelby Brown, and Asher Mello, and a host of friends and relatives.
The funeral service was held on Thursday, November 9th at 11:00 A.M. CST in the Memory Chapel of Norris-New Funeral Home with Ricky Garner & John Myers officiating. Military honors were provided by Kentucky’s DAV Chapter #105. Burial was in the Christian Chapel Cemetery in Cumberland County, Kentucky. Casket bearers were Greg Stalcop, Larry Groce, Anthony Wilson, James A. Radford, Michael Groce & Dan Ribera. Honorary casket bearers were Jim Adkins, Joe Adkins, Ron Adams, Steve Adams, and Kenny Adkins. Norris-New Funeral Home was honored to be in charge of the arrangements.