R. Eugene Sharp, age 100 of Greenville, Ohio passed away at 3:30 PM Wednesday January 4, 2017 at the Brethren Retirement Center Greenville, Ohio. Gene was born January 10, 1916 in Ansonia, Ohio and the son of the late Raymond and Maud Alice (Stephens) Sharp.
Gene’s career spans many many years. He first worked 2 years as the store manager at the former Kroger Grocery located in Arcanum. Then joined the US Navy to serve his country and following his military service was employed for 33 years as a store manager at A & P Company and the Marsh Grocery Stores where he opened 3 new stores and worked in 8 different communities. Next he was employed for 7 years as the bookkeeper for Manix Brothers Construction Company and then 16 years as the Greenville City Treasurer, retiring in 2006. He was also a Member of the First United Methodist Church of Greenville, a 72 year member of the Greenville Masonic Lodge and Antioch Shrine of Dayton. Also a member of the Greenville American Legion and Elks Lodge.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife B. Catherine (Michael) Sharp July 6, 2011. They were married July 3, 1936. Also sisters Edna Clark, Anna Mae Parsons and Helen Harter; brothers Charles, Major and Dain Sharp.
Gene is survived by a sister Mary Alice Redman of Greenville and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral and Masonic Memorial Services, conducted by Pastor David Cummings and the Greenville Masonic Lodge, will be held at 2:00 PM Monday January 9, 2017 in the Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio. Burial will follow in the Greenville Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Monday January 9, 2017 from 1:00 PM until time of the services in the funeral home.
It is the wishes of the family that Memorial Contributions be given to the First United Methodist Church of Greenville, the Darke County Shrine Club or Brethren Retirement Community Resident’s Aid Fund.
Condolences for the family may be sent to www.zecharbailey.com.