Philip Edward Sharkey of Hermiston was born January 2, 1964 in Enterprise, Oregon the son of William and Esther (Akes) Sharkey. He passed away on January 10, 2020 near Echo, Oregon at the age of 56.
Philip attended grade school in Joseph, OR and AC Houghton Elementary School in Irrigon. He graduated from Riverside High School in Boardman in the class of 1982. He then attended Blue Mountain Community College where he studied Agriculture and small engine mechanics. Next he studied Agra Business Management at EOSC in La Grande where he received his Bachelor’s degree in business.
Philip worked for Wilbur Ellis for twenty years. He then worked at the Umatilla Army Depot as a Chemical Agent for several years. He always ran a small trucking and farming businesses on the side but began Platinum Transportation in 2003 and operated South Ranch for many years.
Philip is a lifelong member of the FFA and enjoyed being a soccer coach for several years. He enjoyed going to the mountains where he would hike, ride motorcycles, ride horses and go camping.
Philip married Lora Little in Hermiston, Oregon on September 2, 1989.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Kevin Charles Sharkey on Dec. 17, 1965.
He is survived by his wife of thirty years, Lora; daughters, Kayla and husband Jacob Potter, Kimber and husband Darrin Watson; son, William Sharkey; seven grandchildren; mother, Lonnie (Bill) Danner; father, Bill Sharkey; brother, Patrick Sharkey; sister, Fran Horn; and several nieces, nephews and extended family members.
A Celebration of life service will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Saturday January 25, 2020 at New Hope Community Church (1350 S. Hwy 395 Hermiston, OR). Burns Mortuary of Hermiston is in care of arrangements. Philip’s family request that all people who attend the service wear their favorite color of blue.
Family suggest memorial donations in Philip’s memory be made to the Hermiston FFA.
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