Sullivan

Roger Barrett Sullivan D.D.S - age 87, of Fenton, died Friday,  September 20, 2019 after a short illness. Funeral services will be held 1 PM Wednesday, October 2, 2019 at Sharp Funeral Homes, Fenton Chapel, 1000 Silver Lake Rd., Fenton. Visitation will be held 2-8 PM Tuesday, October 1, 2019 and 12-1 PM Wednesday at the funeral home.  Graveside services will be 9:30 AM Friday, October 4 at Great Lakes National Cemetery in Holly. Roger was born in Flint on October 9, 1931, the son of Frederick Roger and Elizabeth (Barrett) Sullivan. He was a 1949 graduate of Flint Central High School then attended Flint Junior College and the University of Michigan School of Dentistry graduating in 1955.  August 22, 1953 he married the former Janet Soper.  Roger served two years in the United States Navy stationed in Corpus Christi, Texas returning to Michigan in 1957.  He practiced dentistry for eight years in Ludington and 32 in Flint until his retirement in 1997.  Roger is survived by his wife, Janet of 66 years and four children,  Roger Barrett Jr. (Jeannette), Margaret (Barney) Martlew, Tim (Cathy) and Amy Sullivan; six grandchildren, Jim and Abby Martlew, Colleen, Sam (Katie) and Charlie Sullivan, and Mary Baker; and his sister, Mary Murphy; niece and nephews, Lynn and Tom Murphy, David and Daniel Mackey.  He was preceded in death by his parents, great-grandson, Curren Baker, and nephews Pat and Peter Murphy.  He was a past member of Flint Kiwanis. He enjoyed snowmobiling and traveling, having visited the North Pole, South Pole and all seven continents.  The family would like to express their heartfelt appreciation to McLaren Hospice and the wonderful caring staff of Amani Grace who cared for Roger and kept him comfortable during his last days.  In lieu of flowers, the family wishes contributions to be made to McLaren Hospice and Homecare Foundation or The Mayo Clinic.  Tributes may be shared at www.sharpfuneralhomes.com.

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