December 24, 1937 - April 2, 2020

J.W. Sparks, age 82, of Florence, passed away Friday, April 2, 2020. A private graveside for family only will be at 2:00 pm Sunday at Mt. Moriah Cemetery in Tuscumbia with Brother Kenneth Floyd officiating. Family will serve as pallbearers.

J.W. was a member of Oakdale Baptist church and was a minister working for the Lord. He was a Missionary for 11 years in the Choctaw Nation. He traveled with his family for 18 years as leader of “The Born Again Quartet”. He loved fishing and singing Southern Gospel music.

Preceding him in death were his parents, William and Nettie Sparks; daughter, Beverly Wellington; sisters, Christine Striet, Delois Sparks, Donna Gargis, and Marjorie Terry; brothers, David and Lloyd Sparks.

Survivors are his wife, Lynn Sparks; daughters, Belinda Kilpatrick (Don), Felicia Sheaks (Scotty); sons, Ronnie Sparks, Neal Sparks (Babbett), Jeremy Sparks (Patty), and Eric Sparks (Kassie); brothers, Melvin, Hillard, and Cecil Sparks; sister, Peggy Robinson; 16 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great grandson. A special thanks to the Encompass staff for their love, care, and support. The service will be live stream on William Eric Sparks facebook.

Private Graveside

April 5, 2020
2:00 pm

Private Graveside

Mt. Moriah Cemetery Spring Valley,

April 5, 2020 2:00 pm

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3 Comments on “J.W Sparks”

  1. We loved Bro. Jay very much! We take comfort in knowing that we will, one day, see him again! Our thoughts and prayers are with Mrs. Lynn and family! God Bless you all during this time of loss! We love you!

  2. I knew JW most of my life. It is an honor to know that he and Lynn count me as an adopted son. I will say that I spent much of my youth Scared to death of JW. But that was only because one of his sons and I were always up to no good and thought any moment he might catch us and ring our necks.
    I know that he loved his family and he loved his Lord. It bothers me that I cannot hug Mama Lynn’s neck right now.
    To his family, I love you all, and I am praying for you through this.

  3. Pop will be missed dearly. This man has been apart of my life for 34 yrs. He was a great man of God and he loved God with his whole heart. He was like a second Dad to me. He and Mom adopted me right imto tje family. I dreamed of being a real family member for years and back in October my dream fimally came true. Pop became my father-in-law officially. I just would have loved getting more time with him, but our good Lord had other plans. Pop I will miss you more than you. Thank you for accepting me into your family! I love you R.I.H. till we meet again!

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