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Ralph Sharp, 70, Cumberland County, KY (1953-2023)

Ralph Wade Sharp of Burkesville, Kentucky passed away suddenly on Sunday, November 5, 2023 at having attained the age of 70 years, 5 months, and 17 days. He was born in Burkesville, Kentucky on Tuesday, May 19, 1953 to Millard Clint and Christine (Blythe) Sharp.

He was a graduate of the Cumberland County High School, class of 1971 and worked as an oil inspector for the Kentucky Department of Mines and Minerals. He enjoyed flying, riding motorcycles, golfing and going boating as well as spending time with his family.

He was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his children, Kevin ( &Erica) Sharp of Lexington, Kentucky, The Honorable Judge Kristi Castillo of Burkesville, Kentucky, his life partner June Rice, his siblings Linda ( & Jim) Thompson, and Beverly ( &Jimmy) Mortimer, both of Glasgow, Kentucky, Grandchildren Jude Sharp, Lila Sharp, Vesper Sharp, nieces, Jennifer Myers, Julie Carter, Allison Mello, Adam Brown, J.R. Mortimer, Great nieces and nephews, Elly Myers, John Carter Myers, Claudia Bell, Mary Cathrine Bell, Gavin Brown, Shelby Brown, and Asher Mello plus a host of friends and relatives.

The funeral service will be held on Thursday, November 9, 2023 at 11amCT in the Memory Chapel of Norris-New Funeral Home with Ricky Garner John Myers officiating. The family will receive friends on Wednesday beginning at 4 and will continue until the funeral hour. Burial will be in the Christian Chapel Cemetery.

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