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Aug. 29, 1941 - Oct. 27, 2018 ~ Oregon City resident Austin Eugene 'Gene' Sharpes died Oct. 27 at age 77

Oregon City resident Austin Eugene "Gene" Sharpes died Oct. 27 at age 77.

He is survived by wife, Deloris "Dee" Sharpes; brother, David Sharpes; children, Karen Sharpes Wu (Zhen Wu) and Tye Sharpes (Hollie Sharpes); 14 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Gayl Sharpes Nelson.

A committal service took place Nov. 6 at Willamette National Cemetery, where he was honored with military honors, rifle volley, "Taps" and presentation of the flag.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, founders of the wall.

Arrangements: Holman-Hankins-Bowker & Waud.

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