Frank Merrill Sharier Sr.

| December 7, 2016

WEST LAFAYETTE – Frank Merrill Sharier Sr. age 89 of West Lafayette, Ohio died Saturday evening December 3, 2016 at his residence surrounded by his family following an extended illness.

Graveside services were held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 7, at the Coshocton County Memory Gardens, 25580 SR 621, Coshocton, Ohio 43812, with the Honor Guard Chaplain officiating. There will be no calling hours. Military rites will be conducted by Coshocton County Honor Guard.

He was born December 1, 1927 in the city of Kenmore, Summit County, Ohio and was the son of John L. and Elizabeth Jane (Hanson) Sharier. On May 3, 1952 in Nogales, Mexico he married Emma Jean Winans. They rejoined their vows on May 3, 1975 by Rev. W. Gamble and she survives.

Frank attended Norton High School, Barberton, Ohio. He worked in the construction industry and was also a musician. He was a full-time Flea Marketer known as the “The Sockman”. Frank retired on November 27, 1989.

Frank lied about his age and joined the Merchant Marines when he was 16 years old. He later enlisted in the US Army as a truck driver and as military police. He served in World War II and the Korean Conflict. He was a lifetime member and past commander of the VFW Post #2040. He was also a member of the American Legion #65 and the Moose #935.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Coshocton County Veterans Services, 318 Main Street, Coshocton, Ohio 43812.

Surviving in addition to his wife, Emma Jean, are children Liz (Sharier) Herrell, Raine (Sharier) Hammond, Frank M. (Sandy) Sharier Jr., John E. (Robin) Sharier, Brent P. (Loretta) Sharier, Harold J. (Ruby) Sharier, James Sharier, Frank Sharier, Richard Sharier, and Dennis Sharier; 24 grandchildren; 51 great-grandchildren; 26 great-great-grandchildren; 2 sisters Bertie Lou Leggo  and Sylvia Simms; and his dog Ginger.

He was preceded in death by six brothers Harold, John, Jesse, Joseph, James W. and David L.; three sisters Hannah Ellis, Mildred Synder and Myrtle Hoffman.


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