Sparrow Kenneth Albert Sparrow, age 80, was born in Columbus, Ohio on July 24, 1932 to William Albert and Irene (Smith Alestock) Sparrow. He died peacefully on Wednesday, July 3, 2013 in Columbus, Ohio. He was a veteran of the United States Navy serving during the Korean War. He retired from General Motors after 35 years and was a longtime member of IDMR. He had a great sense of humor and enjoyed laughing and making others laugh. Kenny loved visiting with his children, traveling and swimming when he was able. He will never be forgotten. He was well loved and will be greatly missed by those who knew him. He was preceded in death by his parents William A. and Irene Sparrow, brothers Donald, Raymond, Gerald, son Kenneth A. Sparrow Jr., and mother of his children Geneva (Saunders) Sparrow. Left to cherish his memory, his devoted wife Mae (Shufford) Sparrow; children, Keith B. Sparrow and Stephanie Sparrow Hughes (Martin); brother, Wheeler (Lois) Sparrow; sisters, Marjorie Banks and Carol Sparrow; nieces, nephews and close friends. Friends may call 6-7 p.m. Tuesday, July 9, 2013 at THE CHAPEL OF PEACE MARLAN GARY FUNERAL HOME, 2500 Cleveland Ave., Columbus, where Funeral Service will be held at 7 p.m. Interment at Franklin Hill Memory Garden, Wednesday, July 10, 2013 at 10 a.m. Please visit http://www.thechapelofpeace.com/ for full obituary and to send on-line condolences.
Published in The Columbus Dispatch on July 8, 2013