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PEORIA ~ Jack M. Sharp, 92, of Peoria, formerly of Pekin, passed away at 10:58 a.m. Friday, July 5, 2019 at UnityPoint Health - Methodist in Peoria.

Born April 1, 1927 in Pekin to Earnest M. and Myrtle (Detterur-Boldt) Sharp, he married Virginia Yocom on July 28, 1945.  She preceded him in death.  He was also preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Vernell Sharp, Don Boldt, Dennis Boldt; and one sister, Charlene King.

Surviving are one son, David (Carol) Sharp of Mapleton; one brother Ken Sharp of Pekin; two grandchildren, Suzanne (Eric) McMasters of Mapleton and Shane (Allison) Sharp of Taylor Ridge; and four great-grandchildren, Hope and Liam McMasters and Molly and Jack Sharp.

Jack was in the Army Air Force and proudly served during World War II.  He retired from Corn Products in Pekin after 40 years of service.

He was a member of First Christian Church in Pekin.

Jack loved the outdoors and enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening and watching Cubs games in his free time.

A private graveside service will be held at a later date. Arrangements have been entrusted to Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.

Memorial contributions may be given to Tazewell Animal Protective Society, 100 Taps Lane, Pekin, IL 61554.

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