SHELBY - Bobby Ray Sparks, 71, of 1570 Branchville Road, passed away Thursday, July 10, 2014, at Peak Resources in Cherryville. Born Feb. 15, 1943, in Cleveland County, he was a son of the late Lester Sparks and Vada Brackett Sparks. He was retired from Drexel Heritage
Furniture and was a member of Davidson Memorial Baptist Church.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Sherry Sparks Greene; two brothers, Garland Sparks and Ralph Sparks; and mother-in-law, Margaret Tessneer.
Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Peggy Tessneer Sparks; son, Michael Ray Sparks of Hoschton, Ga.; two grandchildren, Collin Sparks of Marietta, Ga., and Justin Greene of Lincolnton; six brothers and their wives, Leonard and Kay Sparks of Cliffside, Hugh Lee and Patsy Sparks of Polkville, Roy Lee and Nita Sparks of Lattimore, Johnny and Debbie Sparks of Belwood, Kenny and Sandra Sparks of Shelby and Ronnie and Jean Sparks of Polkville; sister and her husband, Dorothy and David McDaniel of Michigan; and a very special sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Libby and Tommy Clark of Shelby.
The Sparks family extends a heartfelt appreciation to all the wonderful
staff at Peak Resources for the compassionate, loving care they gave to
Bobby during his illness, especially all his nurses, CNA's and therapists.
Visitation: The family will receive friends from 1:30 to 2:45 p.m. Sunday at Stamey Funeral Home, Fallston.
Funeral service: 3 p.m. Sunday at Stamey Funeral Home Chapel, Fallston
Officiated by: The Rev. Stephen Brackeen
Burial: Sunset Cemetery, Shelby
Funeral home: Stamey Funeral Home in Fallston is serving the family.
Memorials: May be made to the
Guest register: www.stameyfuneralhome.com