The Rev. Kenneth "Ken" Sparkman, 84, of Boston, died Monday, July 14, 2014, at Jewish Hospital in Louisville. He was born May 9, 1930, in Richard City, Tenn., a retired Baptist minister in Kentucky and Tennessee with 66 years of service, Director of Missions for two associations in Tennessee for 35 years, executive board member of Tennessee Baptist Convention, board member of Baptist Adult Homes, member of Masonic Lodge, and member of Lick Creek Baptist Church in Linden, Tenn.
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He was preceded in death by his parents, W.D. and Callie Sparkman; a sister, Anna Bartlett; and a brother, David Sparkman.
Survivors include his wife, Kathleen Dones Sparkman, of Boston; four children, Marshall (Ruth Ann) Sparkman, of Union City, Tenn., Christie Sparkman (Patrick) Kennedy, of Arlington, Tenn., Donald K. Sparkman, of Atlanta, and Dr. Keith B. Sparkman, of Chattanooga, Tenn.; four grandchildren, Matthew Sparkman, Amy Sparkman, Alex Clenney and Cade Clenney; two great-grandchildren, Braydon Hendrix and Landon Hendrix; a sister, Elaine (Charles) McAfee; and several nieces and nephews.
The funeral will be 11 a.m. Thursday, July 17, at Barlow Funeral Home, with burial in Mount Moriah Baptist Cemetery. Dr. Kenny Cooper will officiate.
Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, July 16, and 9-11 a.m. Thursday, July 17, at Barlow Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may go to Boston Community Center or Mount Moriah Baptist Church.
Barlow Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Barlow Funeral Home
2675 E. John Rowan Blvd.
Bardstown, KY 40004
Published in The Kentucky Standard on July 16, 2014