Hendricks County Flyer, Avon, IN


January 3, 2013

James R. Sparks Sr.

James R. Sparks Sr. of Plainfield died Tuesday at Hendricks Regional health in Danville. He was 76.

Born Sept. 10, 1936, in Owensboro, Ky., he was a son of the late Carl and Hazel Henning Sparks. He married Donelda Terry on Aug. 29, 1981.

James worked 10 years as a driver for Roland’s Golden Memories Retirement Club. Previously he was a truck driver for Kogers, Inc. and Neier Trucking Company. He also served as a firefighter and police officer in Greencastle.

Survivors include his wife, Donelda Sparks; children Tony Sparks and wife Kathy, Debbie Hancock and husband Mark, Vangie Lawson, and Chris Sparks and wife Kerri; grandchildren Amy, Danielle, Marley, Kaileigh, Beau, Norman, Candi, and Wendi; great-grandchildren Keegan, Harley, Desirae, and Hunter; three brothers and their wives.

Preceding him in death was a son, James Sparks Jr., and a brother, Tommy Sparks.

Services are 10 a.m. Saturday at Hall-Baker Funeral Home in Plainfield. Interment will follow at Maple Hill Cemetery. Following interment a memorial gathering will be held at 11:30 a.m. at Roland’s Golden Memories, 855 Southfield Drive, Plainfield.

Calling is from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be made at www.bakerfuneralservice.com.

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