Lonnie “Little Red” Sharp, 62, of Crossett, passed away on October 19, 2019, at his home.
He was born on July 16, 1957 to the late John Clinton and Minnie Lee Wolfe Sharp. He was a lifelong resident of Crossett.
Lonnie was a Baptist and a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church. He was a family man, and a hard worker. He moved houses for most of his life, starting with S.C. Ferrell house moving service at the age of 16.
Lonnie enjoyed camping at Moro Bay, and riding his motorcycle. He was a member of the Christian Motorcycle Association and an avid Arkansas Razorbacks fan. He loved to wheel and deal on anything he could buy or sell; but loved his family most of all. He would often call his daughter many times a day just to visit and was known for his sense of humor and the special love for his grandchildren who called him “Little Pa-paw”.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, Catherine Gail Gortney; his mother-in-law, Becky Henry; and his brother-in-law, Mac Jackson.
Survivors include his wife of 30 years; Robbin Henry Sharp; a daughter, Penny Travis and husband, Bobby, of Crossett; a brother, Hank Sharp and wife, Pam, of Crossett; four sisters, Betty Jackson and Mary Sharp both of Crossett, Alice Jo Etheridge and husband, Jimmy, of Monticello, and Lillian Johnson and husband, Ricky Jo, of Hamburg; two grandchildren, Alec “Doc” Travis, and Hailey “Bo-Diddle” Travis (Willy); one great-grandchild, Harper “Lil Bo-Diddle” Person; his father in-law, Bobby Henry; and a host of nieces and nephews.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held Monday, October 21 at 2 p.m. at the Medders Funeral Home Chapel, 1564 Hwy 52 W, Crossett with Pastors Carlton White and Danny Merriweather, officiating. Pallbearers are J.W. Bird, Rance Bird, Ricky Wayne Johnson, Steven White, Wayde Jackson, and Doug Jackson. Interment will be at Crossroads Cemetery under the direction of Medders Funeral Home.
Visitation will be held Sunday, Oct. 20, from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Medders Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made toward “Little Red’s” funeral expenses.