OBITUARY

Corky Sharp

September 10, 1940March 8, 2018
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Corky Sharp, age 77, passed away on Thursday, March 8, 2018 from Parkinson’s and heart disease. Funeral services will be held at Lakewood Memorial Funeral Home, Jackson on Saturday, March 10, 2018 at 2:00 PM with visitation one-hour prior. Interment will follow at Lakewood Memorial.

Corky was born on September 10, 1940 in New Hebron, MS. He graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi with a degree in Mathematics, he worked as a professional fundraiser for 15 years and retired from the Mississippi Department of Transportation, where he was a transportation planner for close to 25 years. He was an active member of First Baptist Church, Jackson, MS.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Joseph Benton Sharp and Grace Disch Sharp; and his sister, Marla Jo Berry.

Corky is survived by his son, Joseph “Joe” Benton Sharp II and daughter, Elaine Sharp Saxton (Chris); and grandchildren, Ryan Christopher Saxton, Rachel Farrell Elizabeth Saxton, Josephine Grace Sharp and Mimi Elizabeth Sharp.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Heart Association. www.americanheart.org

Please visit lakewoodfuneralhomes.com for online guestbook.

John 3:16: “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.”

  • FAMILY

  • Corky is survived by his son, Joseph “Joe” Benton Sharp II and daughter, Elaine Sharp Saxton (Chris); and grandchildren, Ryan Christopher Saxton, Rachel Farrell Elizabeth Saxton, Josephine Grace Sharp and Mimi Elizabeth Sharp.
  • DONATIONS

  • In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Heart Association. www.americanheart.org

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, March 10, 2018
  • Funeral Service Saturday, March 10, 2018
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Grandpa Corky and Toddler Ryan

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Corky at the Berry's Home

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Josie and Grandpa

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Grandma Grace, Elaine, Dad and Joe

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Dad and Fund Raising

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Ryan and Rachel with Grandpa Corky

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Dad with Grace and Kids

Biography

Corky Sharp, age 77, passed away on Thursday, March 8, 2018 from Parkinson’s and heart disease. Funeral services will be held at Lakewood Memorial Funeral Home, Jackson on Saturday, March 10, 2018 at 2:00 PM with visitation one-hour prior. Interment will follow at Lakewood Memorial.

Corky was born on September 10, 1940 in New Hebron, MS. He graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi with a degree in Mathematics, he worked as a professional fundraiser for 15 years and retired from the Mississippi Department of Transportation, where he was a transportation planner for close to 25 years. He was an active member of First Baptist Church, Jackson, MS.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Joseph Benton Sharp and Grace Disch Sharp; and his sister, Marla Jo Berry.

Corky is survived by his son, Joseph “Joe” Benton Sharp II and daughter, Elaine Sharp Saxton (Chris); and grandchildren, Ryan Christopher Saxton, Rachel Farrell Elizabeth Saxton, Josephine Grace Sharp and Mimi Elizabeth Sharp.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Heart Association. www.americanheart.org

Please visit lakewoodfuneralhomes.com for online guestbook.

John 3:16: “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.”