Age: 66 Address: Burnsville Date of Death: Friday, November 16, 2012 Arrangements: Holcombe Brothers Funeral Home
Details: A native of Mitchell County, he was a son of the late James and Myrtle Greene Sparks. He was a U.S. Marine Vietnam Veteran. He was very involved in VFW and DAV work.
Surviving are his loving companion, Ruby Edwards and her three sons of Burnsville; a son: James Sparks, III of Elk Park; grandson: Matthew Lane Sparks of Minneapolis; step grandson: Takota Vance of Elk Park; 2 granddaughters: Autumn Suzanne Sparks and Caitlyn Danae Sparks; 2 sisters: Naomi Huskins of Pembroke Pines, FL and Etta Carolyn Dishner of Hickory; and several nieces, nephews and other family members who loved him very much.
Funeral services will be held at 2 PM Wednesday in the Chapel of Western Carolina State Veterans Cemetery in Black Mountain. Military grave rites will be conducted by Sgt. E. L. Randolph Chapter 57 DAV.
The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 PM Tuesday at Holcombe Brothers Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Sgt. E. L. Randolph Chapter 57 DAV, P.O. Box 868, Burnsville, NC 28714.