Ronal E. Sharp, 68, of Pin Oak Drive in Stanford, passed away Thursday January 5, 2006 at the Ephraim McDowell Medical Center in Danville. Born January 17, 1937 in Russell Springs, he was a son of the late Charles Sharp and Elizabeth Kimble Sharp of Russell Springs. He was  formerly a part of the Dr. Pepper Bottling Company in Danville, a part owner of First Quality Mobile Homes inCasey County, and in 1974, started Bluegrass Mobile Homes in Stanford. He had  been a director and served  as past president of the Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce, was a past president of the Kentucky Walking Horse Association, served on the board of the National Commission of Walking Horses, and a board member for the Walking Horse Owners Association in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, a past director of the KMHI (Kentucky Manufacturing Housing Institute) , a mason and a member of Stanford Baptist Church.

Survivors other than his mother include, his wife Danna Cornelius Sharp, a son and daughter in law Ronnie & Paula Sharp of Stanford, two daughters Judy Burton of Stanford, Beth Sharp of Stanford, a step-daughter Amy Davis of  Liberty, a brother, Donal Sharp of Waco, Texas, a special friend, LeeAnn McFerron of Stanford, four grandchildren Sarah & David Burton,  Bryan and Ronnie Sharp III and a step grandson Steve Berry.

Services will be held 1:00 PM Saturday January 7, 2005 at Fox Funeral Home by Rev. Dale Denton. Burial will be in Buffalo Springs Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Sammy Martin, Dr. Sam Reid, Lee Burton, Doug Aaron, Kenton Harper, Rodney Rice, Reid Harrod, & Gordon Montgomery. Honorary bearers will be Mike Sims, H.R. “Short” Saufley, George Saufley, John Hukle, Dr. Elmer True, Dr. Bobby Fowler, Bobby Robbins, Earl Dean McWhorter, and past & present employees of Bluegrass Mobile Homes.

Visitation will be from 5-9 Friday at Fox Funeral Home.

 Contributions may go to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Int’120 Wall Street New York, New York   10005-4001.