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Cecil Lloyd Sharp Sr. 94, passed away at Excelsior Springs Convalescent Center, Friday, Nov. 16, 2007.
Cecil was born Sept. 16, 1913, at the Sharp family farm north of Elmira, the son of Archie Sharp and Helen Francis Sturgis Sharp.
Cecil was a veteran of World War II, and a founder and life member of VFW post # 6278 in Lawson. He served as Alderman from the West Ward in Lawson, and was a member of the Clay County Civil Defense. He was a Scoutmaster in Lawson for many years. He was a member of the United Christian and Presbyterian Church, and faithfully attended until he entered the nursing home in Jan. 2005. He was a member of the Bricklayers Local Union #4 and a master bricklayer. Camping and fishing were favorite pastimes after Cecil retired from bricklaying, He spent many years at Pomme de Terre lake. He enjoyed the many friends in his camping club and the trips they took together.
His parents, his wife of 50-plus years, Veldora (Teegarden) Sharp, sons Cecil Sharp Jr. and Wilbur Sharp, daughter-in-law Becky Sharp, brothers Garland, Glenn, Earl and Lester Sharp and one sister Ivanell Acklin, preceded him in death.
Survivors include: four grandchildren, Randy Sharp and his wife, Amy, of St. Joseph, Scott Sharp and his wife, Tracy, of Albuquerque, N.M., Brian Sharp of Hollywood, Calif., and Cheryl Banks of Olathe, Kan.; one daughter-in-law Merline Sharp of Liberty; one sister, Thelma Arnoldia, of Olathe, Kan.; five great-grandchildren, Christopher, Aaron and Tim Banks, and Lindy, Abby and Nora Sharp; two nephews and eight nieces.
The family suggests memorial contributions be given to the United Christian and Presbyterian Church or to the Lawson VFW Post #6278.
The family will receive friends Monday, Nov. 19, 2007, from 6 to 8 p.m., at the Polley Funeral Home in Lawson. Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2007 at the United Christian and Presbyterian Church in Lawson. Burial will be in the Lawson Cemetery.
Arrangements are under the direction of Polley Funeral Home in Lawson.