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Peggy Jo Sparks Poe


1935 - 2015 Obituary Condolences
Peggy Jo Sparks Poe Obituary
Peggy Jo Sparks Poe went to meet the Lord on Wednesday, March 11, 2015.
Services will be at 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 15, 2015 at the First Baptist Church in Rotan. There will be a family and friend visitation Saturday, March 14, 2015 from 6-8 p.m. at McCoy Funeral Home in Sweetwater.
Peggy Jo was a lifelong resident of west Texas. She was born in Stonewall County, Texas on the Sparks Farms home place near her beloved "Double Mountains" on Nov. 10, 1935. She grew up and attended schools in Rotan where she was a majorette, crowned Miss Fiesta and earned numerous other honors before graduating and attending college at Southern Methodist University in Dallas in 1954. She returned to Rotan where she worked for Tri-County Cotton before opening her own gift and clothing shop, The Casual Shop and a floral shop. Peggy Jo was an artist with boundless creative talents. Her oil paintings were displayed and sold in a Fort Worth gallery and the homes and offices of many friends and family members. Her stained glass creations were commissioned and sold in the Horchow catalogue. Friends, family and admirers sought after her artwork and creations. Most own something made by her creative hands and given out of her generous heart. She married George Poe and moved to Sweetwater in 1966 where she enjoyed being a wife and mother and continuing her art. She was active in the Women's Forum and instrumental in fundraising for the National WASP WWII Museum in Sweetwater and the bronze statue of Fifinella. She attended the First Christian Church in Sweetwater.
Peggy Jo is survived by her son, Jack Poe and his wife Kathleen of Sweetwater; daughter, Kip Poe and her husband Ken Braxton of Dallas; and step sons, John Poe and wife Shirley of Abilene, Joe Poe of Fort Worth and Jay Poe and wife Patti of Arlington.
Peggy was preceded in death by her parents, Odis M. and Mabel Peggy [Sutton] Sparks and brother Jack Sparks.
She is also survived by her most precious and loved grandchildren, J.P. and Jessica Poe of Sweetwater, Jackson, J.D. and Kate Hager of Dallas, Jason Poe of McKinney, Jeffrey Poe of Austin, Jenny Poe of Chicago and Jared and Jacob Poe of Arlington.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to Peggy Jo's favorite charity, Operation Smile.
Pallbearers will be Jackson Hager, J.D. Hager, J.P. Poe, Todd Gibson, Joe Mike Sparks and Lynn Gibson.
Honorary Pallbearers will be Dale Martin, Bill Hunter, Tom Oliver, Ted Posey, Jerry Waggoner, Robert Jenkins and Dancy Hager.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.mccoyfh.com.
Published in Sweetwater Reporter on Mar. 14, 2015
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