AMerican Veteran 11

James "Jim" Robert Sharrer

February 1, 1947 ~ August 5, 2020 (age 73)

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James “Jim” Robert Sharrer, 73, passed away Wednesday, August 5, 2020. He was born February 1, 1947 in Zanesville to the late Howard J. and Leona Bowers Sharrer.

Jim was a graduate of Zanesville High School and he formerly worked in sales for Rose Chemical and Heinrich Paper. He retired as the Vice President of Sales and Marketing from Varsity Title Services. Jim always had a love for people and a positive attitude. And when asked, “How are you doing Jim?” he always replied “I’m fantastic”. He was a member of the American Legion Post #29. He served his country and protected our freedom in the United States Air Force as a Staff Sargeant.

He is survived by his wife and best friend, Lynda Kendrick Sharrer, who he married August 17, 1968; sons: James Robert “Rob” (Susan K. Elekes) Sharrer II and Ryan Kendrick Sharrer; a brother William “Bill” Sharrer; a sister Judy K. Mahle; four grandchildren: Mersadies Coles, Dominic Sharrer, James Sharrer III and Kate Sharrer; and his special little buddy, his dog, Cooper.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son Rhett Christopher Sharrer; sister Betty Jackson; and his best friend and brother by choice Kurt Dittmar.

Memorial contributions may be made to Christ’s Table, 28 South Sixth Street, Zanesville, OH 43701 or Varsity Foundation, through Muskingum County Community Foundation, 534 Putnam Avenue, Zanesville, OH 43701.

To honor the military career of James "Jim: Sharrer, full military honors will be held at 1PM, Saturday, September 19, 2020 at the VFW Post #1058, 1318 Putnam Avenue, Zanesville, OH.

In accordance with the current orders of the State of Ohio, all persons attending should self-provide and wear proper face covering and practice social distancing.   

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Muskingum County Community Foundation
534 Putnam Avenue, Zanesville OH 43701
Tel: 1-740-453-5192

Varsity Foundation

Christ's Table
28 South Sixth Street, Zanesville OH 43701
Tel: 1-740-452-9766

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