James "Smoky" Sparks
Settle-Wilder Funeral Home and Cremation Service - New Smyrna Beach
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James "Smoky" Sparks

James "Smoky" Sparks, age 76, of Edgewater, FL (formerly of Delmar, MD) died unexpectedly on Tuesday, August 3, 2021 at AdventHealth New Smyrna Beach, FL.

He is survived by his daughter, Sheila Parker of Delmar; step daughters; Kim (Steve) Causey of Delmar; and Tracy Howe of Catonsville; grandchildren, Caden Parker; and Mackenzie Parker; partner of 17 years, Bobbie Lee of Edgewater, FL; brother, William (Billy) Sparks (Carolyn) of Laurel; sister, Janet (Isaias) Hernandez of Houston, TX. He was predeceased by his parents, T. Howard and Catherine (Kitty) Sparks in 2010.

Smoky was a United States Navy veteran and a die-hard American. He worked most of his life traveling as a boilermaker in the welding industry before retiring. Smoky loved the many Harleys he had throughout his life. After retiring, he continued traveling throughout the United States with Bobbie with Cape Junction, IL being close to their hearts. He loved his red wine and was a very simple laid back man that loved his family. He was a member of Delmar VFW Post 8276, in Delmar, MD.

Services and burial will be privately held for the family. In Smoky's memory, donations can be made to Delmar VFW Post 8276 200 W. State Street Delmar, MD 21875.

Published by The Daily Times from Aug. 7 to Aug. 8, 2021.
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As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
Mary Parker
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