Services celebrating the life of Bob Sharp are set for 11 a.m. Monday, March 4, 2019, in the Chapel of Flanagan-Watts Funeral Home, Marietta, with Lawrence Anderson officiating and eulogies by grandchildren Zach Sharp and Olivia Sharp. Interment will follow in Lakeview Cemetery, Marietta, under the direction of Flanagan-Watts Funeral Home & Cremation Services.
Mr. Sharp was born April 18, 1928, in the Meadowbrook community of Love County, the son of Norris C. Sharp and Ollie Mae Anderson Sharp. He passed away Thursday, Feb. 28, in an Ardmore healthcare facility at the age of 90.
A 1946 graduate of Meadowbrook High School, Bob was employed as manager of the Love County Lumber Company, in Marietta, for more than 50 years. In addition, he retired as chief of the Marietta Volunteer Fire Department after 20 years of service. He truly enjoyed coaching little league baseball in his younger years, but Bob was passionate about fishing throughout his life. On Aug.  25, 2001, he and Celestine Mapp were married in Lone Grove and the couple had made that their home for the past 18 years. Bob was a member of the Lone Grove First Baptist Church.
  Preceding him in death were his parents; first wife Joyce Mae (Harris) Sharp on July 19, 1991, and brother Joe Sharp on Oct. 27, 2004.
He is survived by his wife Celestine (Mapp) Sharp of the home in Lone Grove. Six children Bobby Sharp and wife LuAnn of Marietta, Robyn Hodges and husband Todd of Decatur, Texas, Roy Rowland and wife Regina, Mark Mapp and wife DeAnna, and David Mapp, all of Lone Grove, and Kim McMahon and husband David of Ardmore; four sisters Marylee Vinson of Lone Grove, Vanona Sue Birdsall and husband Richard of Ardmore, Geneva Moore and husband John of Whitesboro, Texas, and Wilberta Robbins of Grand Junction, Colo.; 10 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Serving as casket bearers will be Zach Sharp, Jake Hodges, Tom Thompson, Mike Sharp, Todd Hodges, and Roy Rowland. Honorary bearer is Wendel Wallace.
Time of visitation for family and friends will be from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
The family suggests memorial contributions to Cross Timbers Hospice, 207 “C” Street NW – Ardmore, OK 73401.
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