Sharla Varee Goodyear, 76, of Orange, passed away Sept. 11, at her home surrounded by loved ones.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 Friday, Sept. 16, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Officiating will be Pastors Jeff Bell and Travis Hood. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in Orange.
Visitation will be from 5:00-8:00 p.m., Thursday, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange.
Born in Orange, May 21, 1940, she was the daughter of David Elmer Peasley and Mary Ollie (Michael) Peasley. Sharla was a longtime member of Cove Baptist Church. She enjoyed gardening, traveling, and shopping, especially on QVC. She also enjoyed spending time on Facebook where she kept up with all of her grandchildren. They were the light of her eye and she never missed any of their games or activities. Sharla loved being with her family and will be greatly missed.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her loving husband of 54 years, Jerry W. Goodyear; granddaughter, Katherine Goodyear and baby Champagne; siblings, Helen Roberts, Hazel Waggoner, O.B. Murphy, C.K. Murphy and David Lee Peasley.
Those left to cherish her memory include her children, Sharlena Gayle Duhon and husband Todd, of Little Cypress, Ronald W. Goodyear and wife Christi, of Bridge City and Regenna A. Scott and husband Arthur “Dutsey”, of Flintstone, GA; grandchildren, Chris Goodyear and wife Amber, Todd Goodyear, Brittany Holley and husband Brad, Kayla Kedel, Cody Champagne and wife Shelli, Colin Champagne and fiancé Taylor; great-grandchildren, Jace Kedel, Maddilyn Champagne, Kynder Knepp, and Charlie Goodyear; caregiver and special friend, Kellie Freeman.
Serving as pallbearers will be Chris Goodyear, Colin Champagne, Todd Goodyear, Cody Champagne, Curtis Peasley and Terry Lyons.
Sharla’s family would like to thank Southeast Texas Hospice staff and caregivers who helped take excellent care of her.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Southeast Texas Hospice at 912 Cherry Ave., Orange, Texas 77630.