Lamar Sparkman, whose popular cartoons appeared on the pages of the Tampa Times and Tampa Tribune for 40 years (1947-87), died on Wednesday morning after complications from pneumonia. He was 88.
A private burial service is Friday. The funeral is Saturday morning at 11 at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church in Tampa.
Sparkman is survived by two daughters, Rosemary McAteer of Brooksville and Lamar Toole of Charlottesville, Va., along with three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Gloria, who passed away in 2005.
Published in TBO.com from Jan. 7 to Jan. 21, 2010