March 27, 1943 - Dec. 3, 2011
HAIGLER, Nebraska -- George B "Butch" Sharp was born March 27, 1943, South of Vernon, Colorado to Carl B. and Helen E. (Calhoon) Sharp. He departed this life Dec.3, 2011, at the Golden Living Center in Broken Bow, Nebraska after a long and courageous battle with MS.
Butch was always very proud to say he was born in a sod house. This was his grandparent Calhoon's home. Grandma Kate Calhoon (Mrs. Roy) was the attending midwife.
Butch attended school in Haigler through his freshman year when he quit school to join his father in the ranching business. Butch was a cowboy and lived most of his life in this line of work. He enjoyed the outdoors and the cowboy way of life.
Butch was a story teller, and you could believe them or not but he always swore that they were the truth. Butch never met a stranger and would talk to everyone.
On March 3, 1963, he married Carol Miller and to this union three sons were born, Roger, Bradley and Ken.
He entered the Hillcrest home in October of 2000 and moved to Broken Bow in June of 2011.
He was preceded in death by his wife Carol, his brother, Bill and nephew, Robby Valasek.
Survivors include his sons, Roger of Vernon, Colorado, Brad and wife, Terry, of Wray, Colorado and Ken of Cheyenne, Wyoming; and grandchildren B.J., Bailey, Dillon and Lane and Amanda; brother, Jim and wife, Karen, of Burwell, Nebraska; sisters, Carla and husband, Darwin Larson, of Ansley, Nebraska and Mary and husband, Gary Valasek, of Grand Island, Nebraska; and many nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be given in his name.
Visitation will be held Saturday, Dec. 10, 201,1 at 10 a.m. MT at the Haigler United Methodist Church. Funeral services will follow at 11 a.m. with Rev. Carole Coates officiating. Burial will follow at the Haigler Cemetery.
Forch Funeral Chapel of Benkelman is in charge of the arrangements.