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Robert Neal Sharp

Jan. 6, 1941~Sept. 26, 2016 Robert (Bobby) Neal Sharp, age 75, of Valley Mills, slipped away from us to join his son Wesley and baby daughter in Heaven with Jesus on Monday, September 26, at the Clifton Nursing and Rehab Center in Clifton, Texas. Funeral service will be 11 A.M. Saturday, October 1, 2016, at the Valley Mills First Baptist Church. Graveside service will be 2 P.M. at the Hillcrest Cemetery in Marlin, Texas, under the direction of Foss Funeral Home and Cremation Center. Bobby was born January 6, 1941, near Luling, Texas, at Gander Slough to Robert & Elona “Sue” Sharp. He started school in Kosse, Texas, and graduated from Marlin High School. He also attended Texas Tech in Lubbock. He was a yellow dog Democrat until recently when philosophies changed. He had his opinion on things & events. He supported the NRA and other political organizations. He was a member of the Knights Templar and life time member of the NRA Golden Eagle. He was formerly a Sunday school teacher and deacon at Trinity Memorial Baptist Church in Marlin. He married Joy Nix in 1966 and had 2 wonderful sons, Steve and Wesley plus a baby girl who died at birth. Wesley was killed in a car accident in 1995. He was especially proud of his son Steve, formerly Falls County Judge and who is now an attorney in Marlin. He had worked at his dad’s service station and at Clint Ferguson’s Chevrolet dealership while in high school. He had a TV/radio business with a garage located in the back. He worked for Texas Department of Corrections and retired from Marlin I.S.D. In 2009 he married his friend and companion Betty Braun. He enjoyed living in Valley Mills. He and Betty joined the Valley Mills Historical Society and attended the Bosque County Historical lunches. He always marked his calendar for the dinners at the Mosheim, Cayote, and the Lord’s Acre at the Methodist church. Health issues caused him to enter the Clifton Nursing and Rehabilitation Center while Betty stayed in Valley Mills with gastric cancer. Family and friends rallied to help both of them. Survivors include his wife, Betty of Valley Mills; his mother: Sue Sharp, of Marlin; a son Steve Sharp and wife Barbara of Marlin; 2 grandsons: Wesley and Jeffrey Sharp. The family would like to express a special thanks to the nurses and aides at the Clifton Nursing and Rehabilitation Center for their care for the past 4 months. Memorials may be made to Sunset Hospice or charity of your choice. For complete obituary and remembering Bobby visit our memorial at www.fossfuneralhome.com

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