REFORM Larry O'Neil Sparks, age 67, of Reform, died Nov. 11, 2012, at home. Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012, at Skelton Funeral Home Chapel with Elder Tim McCool, Rev. Mike Hall, and Rev. James Woodin officiating. Burial will follow in Arbor Springs Cemetery with Skelton Funeral Home of Reform directing. The family will receive friends immediately following the service at the funeral home.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Ernest Lavern "Penny" Sparks, and his niece, Ashley Sparks.
Survivors include his wife, Becky Fikes Sparks of Reform, Ala.; his father, Thomas O. "Pee Wee" Sparks of Reform, Ala.; his daughter, Tracie Sparks of Fayetteville, N.C.; his son, Brian Sparks of Carrollton, Ala.; his stepsons, Byron Langdon (Angie) of Gordo, Ala. and Mark Wright (Jennifer) of Tuscaloosa, Ala.; his sister, Betty Margaret Greer (Ed) of Birmingham, Ala.; his brother, Mike Sparks (Dana) of Reform, Ala.; six grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Larry was born September 28, 1945, in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. He was retired from El Paso Corp/Southern Natural Gas.
Pallbearers will be Andy Speed, Perry McDaniel, Freddy Edgeworth, Mark Fields, Chad Quimby, and Jerry Lowe.
Honorary pallbearers are Pickens County High School Class of 1964 and former employees of Sonat Exploration.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to a