John N. Sparks Jr.

John N. Sparks, Jr.

AGE: 88 • Lewes

John N. "Jack" Sparks, Jr., age 88, of Lewes and formerly of Selbyville and Middletown, died Monday, February 24, 2014 at Cadbury At Lewes in Lewes. He was born in St. Georges and was the son of the late John N. and Eleanor (Simmons) Sparks Sr.

Jack had been an Insurance Agent with the Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. (Met Life) for 40 years. He was a member of St. Matthews By-The-Sea United Methodist Church in Fenwick Island, an associate member of Bethel United Methodist Church in Lewes and a recipient of the St. Barnabas Award for outstanding service in the Peninsula Conference of the United Methodist Church. He was also a Mason and a member of Rotary International and a past District Governor and a Paul Harris Fellow.

He is survived by one daughter, Janet K.S. Blevins (John) of Seaford; two sons, John N. "Sparky" Sparks III (Jan) of Coral Springs, FL and Jeffrey T. Sparks (Mona) of Orlando, FL. He also is survived by two grandchildren, Jaime Sparks and Kevin Sparks and one great granddaughter, Cara Guthrie.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Jeanne J. Sparks on January 4, 2014.

A funeral service will be held on Thursday, February 27 at 11am at St. Matthews By-The-Sea United Methodist Church, in Fenwick Island with Rev. Bruce Miller officiating and where friends may call from 10 to 11 am. Burial will be in Forest Cemetery in Middletown on Friday, February 28 at 11:00 am.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Matthews By-The-Sea United Methodist Church, 1000 Coastal Hwy., Fenwick Island, DE 19944 or to the Cadbury Foundation, 17028 Cadbury Circle, Lewes, DE 19958.

Arrangements are by Hastings Funeral Home in Selbyville where condolences may be sent by visiting

Funeral Home

Hastings Funeral Home - Selbyville
19 South Main St. P.O. Box Box 267  Selbyville, DE 19975
(302) 436-8421

Published in The News Journal on Feb. 26, 2014