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Robert “Bobby” H. Sharpless

Robert “Bobby” H. Sharpless, 97, of Port Arthur passed away Tuesday, July 24, 2018 at Westminster Properties in Winter Park, Florida.

He was born in Pensacola, Florida on October 13, 1920 to Harry Reid Sharpless and Loretta Hitchcock Sharpless.

Bob had lived in Port Arthur since 1931 and was a graduate of Thomas Jefferson High School and the University of Texas where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1942.

He proudly served his country in the United States Army Air Corp during World War II and was awarded the Bronze Star.

Bob was retired as Manager of Utilities from Neches Butane Products Company in Port Neches after 35 years of service.

He was a member of Presbyterian Church of the Covenant and served as Deacon, Trustee and Elder.

Bob was a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Texas Society of Professional Engineers, Silver Spurs Service Organization, Phi Gamma Delta Fraternity and a Life Member of Texas Exes.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Sunday, July 29, 2018 at Levingston Funeral Home in Groves with a graveside service to follow in Greenlawn Memorial Park.

Bob Sharpless is survived by his wife of 75 years, Gloria O’Bar Sharpless, two sons, Jerry L. Sharpless and wife Grace of Orlando, FL and Larry E. Sharpless of Huntington Beach, CA, brother, Harry Sharpless and wife Sue of Orange, TX and two grandchildren, Rebecca Sharpless Daulton and husband Patrick and Christopher David Sharpless and wife Brianna.

He was preceded in death by his son, Robert O. Sharpless and brother, Ralph Sharpless.