Joseph Raymond Sharp, 68, of Orange passed away on Sunday, June 1, at Baptist Hospital in Beaumont.
Joseph was a native and lifelong resident of Orange. He was born on March 5, 1946 to Willie Ena (Wooten) and George Willis Sharp. He served his country in the Army during the Vietnam War. Joseph was a process operator with Chevron for 32 years, and 10 years at Goodyear. Joseph enjoyed going fishing and hunting. He loved spending time with family. Joseph was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend who will be missed dearly.
He was preceded in death by his parents, son, Joseph Allen Sharp, and six siblings.
He is survived by his wife, Elaine Sharp; daughters, Melissa Kay Menard, Vickie Leeann Sharp; and son, James Lynn Sharp, all of Orange; sisters, Evelyn Zirlott, of Orange, Linda Rubin of Porter, Ann O’Neal and husband, Jeffery of Orange; brothers, George Anthony Sharp and wife, Loretta of Orange, Phillip Leon Sharp and wife, Lois of Springfield, MO. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Billy Joe Menard, Raymond Doyle Menard, Katie Ebarb, Jacob Layne Sharp, Jarod Lee Sharp and one great granddaughter, Naomi Nicole Menard.
A visitation will be held on Tuesday, June 3, from 5:00 until 8:00 pm, at Dorman Funeral Home.
A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, June 4, at 10:00 am, at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Bland Cemetery in Orange.
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