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Steven P. Sharp

Published: Thursday, July 31, 2014 1:15 a.m. CDT
Steven P. Sharp

STERLING – Steven P. Sharp, 65, of Sterling, died Wednesday, July 30, 2014, in Sterling.

Steven was born Oct. 28, 1948, in Kankakee, the son of Robert Henry and Glenda Violet (Rippy) Sharp. He served in the Army from May 31, 1968 to May 21, 1971, during the Vietnam War. Steven worked for more than 26 years as a machine operator at Raynor Garage Doors in Dixon. He also worked as a clerk for 13 years at Northend Shell gas station in Sterling. Steven was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene in Sterling.

Survivors include one daughter, Laura (Greg) Jackson of Sterling; two sons, Eric (Julia) Sharp of Orlando, Florida, and Lincoln (Laura) Sharp of Dixon; three sisters, Reta (Vernon) Smoot of Sterling, Cathy (Dennis) Hadley of Milledgeville, and Rachel (Steven) Wilcoxen of Fallston, Maryland; two brothers, Terry (Judy) Sharp of Sterling and James (Cheryl) Sharp of Rock Falls; and five grandchildren, Alexis, Sedrick, Gregger, Ashley, and Claire.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at McDonald Funeral Home in Rock Falls. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Robert Hasselbring officiating. Burial will be at Coloma Township Cemetery in Rock Falls.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established to First Church of the Nazarene in Sterling.

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