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CHARLES W. SPARKS, 89, COLUMBIA

 

Charles Weeden Sparks, 89, of Columbia, KY died Monday, December 23, 2019 at T.J Health Columbia.  Born in Gradyville, KY he was the son of the late Charles Arbie and Josie Dee Roach Sparks.
 
Mr. Sparks was a member of the Columbia Christian Church, member of Men for Christ and a veteran of the Korean Conflict serving in the U. S. Air Force.  He was a former Fire Chief for the Columbia/Adair Co. Fire Department, enjoyed making canes and having coffee talk with all the guys at McDonalds.
 
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Charles Victor Sparks; a sister Mary Magalene Sparks Henson and two brothers, Jimmy and W. L. Sparks.
 
SURVIVORS:
Wife of 64 years: Helen Hancock Sparks of Columbia
1 daughter-in-law: Tammy Akin Sparks of Columbia
1 grandson: Charles Trent Sparks (Fiancée Kayla Wood) of Columbia
2 nieces: Diana Hart (Randy) of Elizabethtown, KY; Helen Henson of Texas
2 nephews Bill Henson of Columbia; Paul Mitchell Henson of Indiana
Several cousins, friends and other relatives
 
Funeral Service: 2:00pmCT on Thursday, December 26, 2019 at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home with Bro. John Davis and Bro. Paul Patton officiating 
 
Burial: Haven Hill Cemetery with full Military Honors presented by VFW Post 6097
 
Visitation: After 8:00am Thursday at the funeral home
 
Pallbearers: Joseph Flowers, Joe Hare, John Ballou, Will Myers, Toby Young and Ben Ballou
 
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the WHAS Crusade for Children 520 W. Chestnut St. Louisville, KY 40202 or Hosparus of Green River @ P.O. Box 4134 Campbellsville, KY 42719-9700 or can be left at the funeral home.
 

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