Raymond Eugene Sharp

Feb. 11, 1932 – Jan. 20, 2019

Raymond Eugene Sharp, 86, of Excelsior Springs, Missouri, passed away Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019, at home in Excelsior Springs.

Raymond was born Feb. 11, 1932, in Elmira, Missouri. He is the son of the late Robert Craven and the late Retha M (Teegarden) Sharp. He married Ruth Ellen Cline on June 27, 1954, in Polo, Missouri. During their nearly 65 years of marriage, Raymond and Ruth tended to their family and watched it grow with three sons, one daughter, five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Raymond served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. After leaving the military, Raymond became an over-the-road truck driver. During his life-long career, Raymond was a Teamster and received recognition as a Three Million Mile Accident-Free Truck Driver.

In addition to his parents, Raymond was preceded in death by his brother, Robert Estil Sharp and his sister-in-law, Vada Sharp.

He is survived by his wife: Ruth Ellen (Cline) Sharp; one daughter: Karen (Chris) Chenier; three sons: Richard (Debi) Sharp, Terry (Tammy) Sharp, and David (Michelle) Sharp; five grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

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