COMMERCE - Herman Verner Sparks, 93, died Wednesday, July 6, 2011, at Northridge Health and Rehabilitation Center.
Mr. Sparks was born in Banks County to the late Lee Cleveland and Lucy Mae Varner Sparks. He was a member of the Bold Spring United Methodist Church and a World War II Army Veteran of the 8th Infantry. Mr. Sparks was retired from Roper Pump Company. He was the Senior Vice Commander of the Homer American Legion and on the Board of Directors of Farm Bureau. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Hazel Pendergrass Sparks; son, Charles Herman Sparks; and stepmother, Annelle Segars Sparks.
Survivors include his wife, Ruth Davison Sparks, Commerce; daughter, Charlotte Gail McCloskey, Big Canoe; sisters, Lois Davis, Smyrna, and Emily Jean Smith, Baltimore, Md.; grandchildren, Jeff and Patrick Sparks, Elaine Tucker and Julie Lobree; great-grandchildren, Hali Sparks, Larry, John and Ted Thurmond, and Lily and Lena Lobree.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, July 9 at the Bold Spring United Methodist Church with the Rev. Jordan Thrasher officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home July 8, Friday, from 6 to 8 p.m.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Bold Spring United Methodist Church Building Fund.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, is in charge of arrangements.