SPARKS, OPAL BOWLES - of Knoxville, passed away on May 31, 2014 at the age of 88. Opal was the former Owner and Operator of Opal's Lounge for many years. She was a very special and giving lady. Opal was preceded in death by the love of her life, her son, Bobby Ernest Sparks; her father and mother, Clayton and Nellie Bowles; brothers, Carldun Walker, J. W. Bowles, C. L. Bowles, Eugene Bowles; sister, Juanita Moore. She is survived by grandson, Bobby Ernest (Robby) Sparks of Maryville, TN; granddaughter, Mary Elizabeth (Beth) Sanders (Chris) of Maryville, TN; six great grandchildren; two great great grandchildren; sisters, Ersie Vasseur of Gaston, SC, Bernice Lawson of Columbia, TN and Nina B Loveday (J.W.) Knoxville, TN; special friends, Jim Perkins (her fussing buddy) and Robin May. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, June 3, 2014 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Click Funeral Home and Cremations - Middlebrook Chapel, 9020 Middlebrook Pike, Knoxville, Tennessee 37923. Graveside services will be held on Wednesday, June 4, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at Highland Memorial Cemetery, officiated by Pastor Tim Tatum. Click Funeral Home and Cremations _ Middlebrook Chapel is serving the Sparks family. Online condolences may be left for the family at www. clickfh.com
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9020 Middlebrook Pike Knoxville, TN 37923
Published in Knoxville News Sentinel from June 2 to June 3, 2014