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QUILLER TERRELL (Q.T.) SPARKS Mueller's Greenlee Funeral Home Quiller Terrell (Q.T) Sparks, beloved husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother, uncle, cousin and friend, departed this earthly life on Friday, October 14, 2016. He had been surrounded by his wife, sisters and family. Q.T. was born in Kildare, Texas on November 4, 1934 to Frankie Lee Stubbs and was raised by his grandmother, Johnnie Lee Johnson. He accepted the Lord as his personal savior at an early age at New Zion CME Church in Kildare, TX. Q.T. followed his mother to Oxnard, California where he attended and graduated from Oxnard High School. Q.T. had a love for sports and played basketball and football. In 1956 he moved to Pasco, Washington where he met his "Shorty," the love of his life, Jeannette Miles. They married January 2, 1957. Soon afterwards, they relocated back to Oxnard, where they raised five sons. Over the years Q.T. worked at the Drum Company and retired from Mand Carpet Wheel where he was a carpet maker. He continued working for the Lord at Springhill Missionary Baptist Church of Los Angeles, CA, where he was ordained as a Deacon by Rev. H.C. Cornelius. Q.T. loved life and genuinely loved his family. Dressing "sharp" was one of his passions, but he would give you the shirt off of his back. He truly had a giving heart. In 2002, Q.T. returned to Pasco to be near his mother. He joined New Hope Baptist Church, Pastor Wayne A. Jenkins where he faithfully attended Sunday School, Bible Study and Brotherhood. To keep busy Q.T worked as the church custodian, volunteered at a local food bank and worked side jobs with his cousin. His hobbies included watching sports, playing dominos, attending family celebrations and taking care of every stray cat in the neighborhood. After his health failed him, he resided at Avalon, but looked forward to going home on Thursdays for Jeannette's home cooked meals, which always included fried chicken, candied yams and homemade biscuits. Q.T. was preceded in death by his mother, Frankie Stubbs, his oldest son, Wayne, three sisters and two brothers. He leaves in God's care, his beloved wife of fifty-eight years, Jeannette Sparks, four sons, Chris Sparks (Palm Dale, CA) Anthony Frank Sparks (Los Angeles, CA) Eric Sparks (Chicago, IL), Marqis Anthony Sparks (Los Angeles, CA), two sisters; Belinda Hans, Deborah Carter (Richard), one brother, Robert Sparks (Texarkana, TX), 11 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, a host of nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends who will greatly miss his sense of humor and his laughter. We will see you in the resurrection. Visitation is scheduled for Thursday, October 20, 2016 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Mueller's Greenlee Funeral Home, 1608 W. Court St, Pasco, WA. The home-going celebration will be Friday, October 21, 2016, 10:00 a.m. at the New Hope Missionary Baptist Church, 630 S. Waldemar, Pasco, WA. The family invites you to sign their on-line guest book at www.muellersfuneralhomes.com.
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Published in Tri-City Herald on Oct. 19, 2016