Raymond Sparkman
1956 - 2021
BORN
1956
DIED
2021
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Guy & Allen Funeral Directors, Inc.
2959 West 11th Avenue
Gary, IN
Raymond "Ray, Piete" Sparkman was born May 29, 1956 to the late Claudia Mae Sparkman. He passed Tuesday January 5, 2021 at Methodist Hospital Northlake. Raymond was a member of Trinity Baptist Church. He was a graduate of Lew Wallace High School Class of "1976" Raymond retired from the Gary Community School Corporation and worked at the Majestic Star Casino. Preceded in death by mother Claudia Sparkman, Beverly Williams, Ronald Sparkman and Gregory Williams, Sr., grandparents Early & Adelle Williams and uncles Roxy, Andrew, Earl and Clarence. Raymond leaves to mourn his passing Sister Sheila Sparkman of Gary, IN; Brother Leonard (Sharon) Sparkman Jr. of Kansas City, KS; fiancée Essie Wheeler; sisters-in-law Theresa Williams and Glenease Sparkman; aunts Mother Alice A. Pratt, Adelle Randolph, Barbara Jean Williams; uncle Eugene Williams; best friend Gary Polk and a host of other relatives and friends. Visitation Friday January 15, 2021 from 9-1:00p.m. Family hour 12– 1:00p.m. with funeral services to follow at 1:00p.m. All services at Trinity Baptist Church. 1831 Virginia Street.


Published by Post-Tribune on Jan. 13, 2021.
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Jan
15
Visitation
9:00a.m. - 1:00p.m.
Trinity Baptist Church
1831 Virginia Street, IN
Jan
15
Funeral service
1:00p.m.
Trinity Baptist Church
1831 Virginia Street, IN
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We worked together at chase school sharp dresser very nice person RIH my friend
Linda Battle Garrett
Coworker
January 14, 2021
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
Sylvester and Gretchen Green
Friend
January 14, 2021
Uncle Petey,
You were an amazing man. I will never forget how you always came to do what you thought was right. Whenever a phone call was placed for help you were there. I watched how much love you gave to others, & how much love you recieved. No matter what holiday it was, I always saw my grandma make sure you got a plate of whatever it was she cooked. Ever since I was younger, I was always in awe about how you were able to fix everything that came your way. Its heartbreaking to have you leave us but God said it was time for you to come home. May you rest peacefully. I love you.

Sincerely,
Your DiDi
Diamond Vaughan
Diamond Vaughan
Family
January 14, 2021
Lord Thank you for my nephew Ray, who was truly a blessed man who had a heart of Love and Care. Every morning he would text me with uplifting spiritual words. Never will I forget Monday morning, Jan. 4, 2021 I received a spiritual text from Ray delivering the Word of Bishop G.E. Patterson and it reads,

"Dry your tears, God will turn it around."

I will miss you Ray, Rest in the Lord.

I love you,
Aunt Barbara J. Williams

Barbara J. Williams
Family
January 14, 2021
So sorry. You were a great person to all. Love you forever
Carolyn Austin
Friend
January 13, 2021
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