Jan. 21, 1952 – Dec. 6, 2021
Gene Sharkey, 69, of Pricedale, died Dec. 10, 2021, at his residence.
He was born Jan. 21, 1952, in Hammond, to Wallace Sharkey and Para Belle Dykes Sharkey Munsell.
Sharkey was a member of South McComb Baptist Church. He was a licensed funeral director and manager of Sharkey Funeral Home in Summit and Catchings Funeral Home in McComb. He served one term of the McComb board of selectmen and served in the U.S. Army Reserves.
He is preceded in death by his parents; his stepfather, Charles Munsell; one brother, Henry “H.L.” Cox and a nephew, Daniel Venable.
He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Glenda Young Sharkey; his children, Casey Bowlin and wife Christina, Becky Bowlin Williams and husband, Russ and Katie Bowlin Fry and husband, Allen; his brother, Tim Sharkey and wife, Elsie; seven grandchildren, Grant Williams, Aubrey Williams, Skyler Fry, Meredith Bowlin, Colton Bowlin, Robert Floyd, and John Floyd.
A service was set for Dec. 14, 2021, at South McComb Baptist Church with Dr. David Millican, Rev. Mike Morris, Dr. Dave Hartson, Rev. Rick Kennedy, and Rev. Laverne Summerlin officiating. A private family burial was in Walker/Alexander cemetery in Pricedale.
Pallbearers were Danny Sharkey, Mark Shepherd, Gerry Crawford, Stan Webster, D.C. Greer, Wallace Pope, Taylor Lea, and Chris Lea. Honorary pallbearers were James Brumfield, Dale Woods, Shelton Whittington, Mark Mize, Benny May, Jim Causey, Arthur “Mr. D. “ Davis and Jerry Vaughn.
In lieu of flowers it was Gene’s request that memorial donations be sent to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St, Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-9959 or Batson Children’s Hospital, 2500 North State Street, Jackson, MS 39216.
Sharkey Funeral Home in Summit was in charge of the arrangments.