Billy Gene Sharp, 84 of Pearland, passed away on Thursday, December 5, 2013 with his loving wife by his side. Billy was born February 7, 1929 in Lamar, Arkansas to the late James Marion Sharp and Virginia Jones Sharp. Billy is described as a loving husband, devoted father and proud grandfather. Billie served his country in the United States Navy and retired after serving 30 years. Billy was an electrician and retired with the City of Port Arthur in 1991. Billy was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles #2753, lifetime member of the V.F.W. #797 Groves, member of The American Legion Post # 554 League City, and a member of the Fleet Reserve Association.
Billy is preceded in death by his parents, brother, James M Sharp and sister, Allene Johnson.
Billy is survived by his loving wife, Rosanna Sharp, daughter, Connie Sharp of Port Arthur; Brother, Bobby Sharp, Grandchildren, Caylee Landry and Cassidee Landry, Nephews Robert Sharp of California; Wayne Johnson, Jimmy Johnson, nieces, Lynda Hodges, Linda Ceaves, Robin Nemire and all the Jones and Harmon family of Lamar, Arkansas. Billy will be greatly missed by many in his family and his community.
A gathering of family and friends will be held on Sunday, December 8, 2013 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Grammier-Oberle Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Monday, December 9, 2013 at Grammier-Oberle Funeral Home with burial to follow at Greenlawn Memorial Park, Groves.
The family would like to give a special thanks to Autumn Leaves in Pearland Assisted Living and to Vantage Hospice of Houston for their compassion and quality care. Donations can be made in Billy's honor to: F.O. E. Golden Eagle Alzheimer's Fund c\o FOE General Charities, 623 Gateway Circle South Grove City, Ohio 43123.