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Toney Jerome SharpeJune 19, 1949 ~ June 26, 2017 (age 68)
Toney Jerome Sharpe, age 68, of Baxley passed away Monday, June 26, 2017 at his residence.
Mr. Sharpe was born June 19, 1949 in Appling County to the late LeRoy Sharpe and the late Bonnie Virginia Sellers Sharpe. He was a carpenter by trade, an avid guitarist, and was a member of Spring Branch Baptist Church. Mr. Sharpe worked as a group leader and unit director at the Georgia Baptist Children’s Home and Director of Maintenance at Baptist Village. He retired as General Manager of South Georgia Equipment. He was also preceded in death by his brothers, David Sharpe and Randy Sharpe.
Survivors include his wife, Karen Dell Sharpe of Baxley; daughter and son in law, Pam & Rob Hinnant of Vidalia; son and daughter in law, Toney James “Jamie” & Brandi Sharpe of Baxley; sisters, Joan (Barry)Crosby of Baxley, June (Jimmy) Sellers of Graham, and Lynn (Alan) Opdyke of Atlanta; brothers, Dan Sharpe and Van Sharpe both of Baxley; sister in law, Pearl Sharpe of Hazlehurst; grandchildren, Kristin, Bri Anna, & Taylor Sharpe, Lauren Hinnant, Jaylie & Bree Clance; great grandchildren, Gavyn Treat & Braylee Sharpe; several nieces and nephews also survive.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, June 28, at 2PM at Spring Branch Baptist Church. Mr. Sharpe will lie in state at the church one hour prior to the funeral service.
Interment will follow in Oak View Cemetery
Rev. Bryan Gill and Rev. Mike Brown will officiate.
Active pallbearers are Carroll White, Danny Sharpe, Earnest Ansley, Brian Brannen, Brandon Herndon, Taylor Sharpe, Scotty Turner, Allen Turner, Jason Ansley, Daniel Ansley, Andy Arnold and Dusty Arnold.
Honorary pallbearers are all friends in attendance.
Visitation will be held Tuesday evening from 6 until 8 PM at Swain Funeral Home.
Arrangements are under the direction of Swain Funeral Home.