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John C. Sharp

John C. Sharp, 80 years old, of Mena, Arkansas, went home to his Heavenly Father on Sunday morning, March 12, 2023. John was born on Sunday, September 20, 1942, in Freeport, Texas to Arthur C. Sharp and Edna Lee Smith Sharp.

John proudly served his country in the United States Army from 1964-1966. When he returned home to Texas, he worked in various types of construction jobs as well as a painter. He also had a small used car lot for a while.

He loved his family and was always “good ole dependable and honest John.” John was very soft hearted and had a love for all God’s creatures. He never married and when his dad got in poor health, he promised him that he would take care of his mom. So, when his dad passed away, he moved with his mom to Arkansas. He worked with the Polk County Road Department until he retired to take care of his mom when she got to where she couldn’t stay alone, like he promised his dad that he would do. He took very good care of her until she passed away at the age of 92.

John never wanted to bother anyone but would help you anyway he could. He was a very good person. John loved God and was a strong believer in prayer. Anytime you went to visit he was always ready to talk about Jesus and the Bible. John will be dearly missed by all that knew him.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Arthur C. Sharp and Edna Lee Sharp; four brothers, Wayne Sharp, Jack Sharp, Arthur Lee Sharp, and Ronald G. Sharp; and one sister, Marie Gentry.

John C. Sharp is survived by his youngest sister and brother-in-law, Colleen and Eddie Strother of Mena; one sister-in-law, Betty Sharp of Marshall, Texas; and  a host of nephews, nieces, great-nephews and nieces, cousins and friends.

A graveside service will be held on Tuesday, March 14, 2023, at 10:00 AM at the Gann Cemetery in Potter, Arkansas, with brother Stacy Strother officiating under the direction of Bowser Family Funeral Home in Mena, Arkansas.

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