James Ray Sparrow, 94, died Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014, at Signature Healthcare in Taylorsville.
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He is the widower Hattie Mae Goodlett Sparrow and son of the late Ernest D. and Lillie Mae Richardson Sparrow.
He was born in Taylorsville and worked as a farmer and a retired pressman for Kraft Foods in Lawrenceburg. An active member of the Bethlehem Baptist Church in Taylorsville, he served as a Sunday school teacher and as deacon for 25 years.
He was preceded in death by two infant children, Jean Hope Sparrow and John Howard Sparrow; three sisters, Anna Keeling, Geneva Hagmen, and Mary Elizabeth Sparrow; and four brothers, Carl, Wilbert, Cecil Truman, and Kenneth Marion Sparrow.
He is survived by two sons, Joe Sparrow and Jerry Sparrow (Susan), both of Lawrenceburg; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; a sister, Christine McGee of Shelby County; and a brother, Gilbert Sparrow of Mount Eden.
Service: 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 14, at Bethlehem Baptist Church with Bro. Greg Taylor officiating. Burial: Bethlehem Baptist Church Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Ronnie Nethery, Joseph and Dylan Walker, Chris and Drew Turner, Dexter McGee, and Raymond Sparrow. Honorary bearers were Sean Tanner, Marcus Von Kalben, Greg Knapper, and the Bethlehem Sunday School Class.
Memorials are suggested to Gideon's International, Anderson Co. Camp, P.O. Box 61, Lawrenceburg, KY 40342.
Arrangements by Ritchie & Peach Funeral Home in Lawrenceburg.
Ritchie & Peach Funeral Home - LAWRENCEBURG
701 N MAIN ST PO Box 730
Lawrenceburg, KY 40342
Published in The Spencer Magnet on Jan. 15, 2014