Lynn A. Sharpless Sr., 75, of Sandy Ridge died Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013 at his home.
He was the son of the late James W. and Florence (Crawford) Sharpless, born Sept. 9, 1938. He married Doris M. (Anderson) Sharpless on Oct. 21, 1961 in Winchester, VA. She survives him at home.
Mr. Sharpless was a member of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Sandy Ridge and served in the U.S. Air Force. He was retired from Austin Powder as a location manager and a 1956 graduate of the Philipsburg-Osceola High School. He was an avid woodworker and enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a brother John Sharpless.
Along with his wife, he is survived by one daughter, Cheryl Powell of Coudersport; one son, Lynn A. Sharpless Jr. and his wife, Heather of Osceola Mills; one sister, Marcella Manguson of Sandy Ridge; a brother, Melvin Sharpless and his wife, Margaret of Sandy Ridge; two grandchildren, Thomas Powell and Natalie Sharpless; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Heath Funeral Home in Osceola Mills, with Pastor Mark Thumma officiating. Burial will be at the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Brisbin.
Friends will be received from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. and from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Sunday and from 10 a.m. until the time of the funeral service Monday at the funeral home.
Military honors will be accorded by the Osceola Mills Honor Guard.
Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Jude Tribute Program, P.O. Box 1000 – Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38101-9908.
To sign the online guestbook, go to: www.heathfuneral.com.