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Jerry Sparks

The life of Jerry Sparks started in Oxford, Alabama. He was a brother to four sisters and one brother. At an early age it was evident that he was no ordinary man. Jerry was a go getter who never settled for average and was always striving to achieve the best. He met the love of his life, Roberta Burt, and they began their love story on October 7, 1956. They had two sons of their own, Michael and Jimmy. As the boys grew, Jerry became a father to many of his sons' friends. Jerry never met a stranger and treated everyone as if they were family. His love for his family was evident in every smile, felt in every hug, and expressed in every "love you more". Aside from his family, he loved the city of Oxford, fishing, traveling, hunting, and most of all, Disney World. His life was an example to many that showed everyone who knew him what selfless love looked like. Jerry Sparks was a man who did not waste his life, but lived every moment to its fullest. Jerry C. Sparks, Daddy Jerry, Pawpaw, Mr. Sparks, 79, of Oxford, passed away May 19, 2014, in Oxford. He was born on July 29, 1934, in Oxford, Ala. to Thomas and Devada (Grizzard) Sparks . Jerry is survived by his wife of 57 years, Roberta Sparks; sons, Michael Sparks (Sharon) and Jimmy Sparks (Dianne); grandchildren, Lyndsey Key (Brett), Lauren Sentell (Brandon), Leah Sparks, Taylor Sparks, Katelyn Sparks, Ryleigh Sparks, Jerrod Trantham, Makenzie Trantham; sisters, Jane Clackum, Virginia McCollum, Billie Reaves (Phillip), Gayle Sparks; uncle, Jack Grizzard; aunt, Marvelle Lecroy; and lots of nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; Thomas J. and Devada Sparks and brother, Larry Sparks. The family will receive friends at Miller Funeral Home and Crematory today from 6-8 p.m. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on May 22, 2014, at Miller Funeral Home and Crematory with Rodney Gilmore officiating. Interment will be at Oxford Memorial Gardens. Memorial can be made to the . Thank you for your support. Also see www.millerfuneralhomeoxford.com Miller Funeral Home & Crematory Oxford, AL (256) 831-4611 A Brown Service Authorized Funeral Home

Published in The Anniston Star on May 21, 2014
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