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William David Sparks, 80, of Paw Paw, WV, passed away Saturday, October 22, 2011 at Berkeley Springs Rehab and Nursing Home in Berkeley Springs, WV.
He was born September 24, 1931 in Richmond, KY and was the son of the late Robert L. Sparks and Leota McKinney Sparks.
William Sparks was a decorated Korean War Veteran who served in the U.S. Army in the 25th Infantry Division. He often spoke of his experiences protecting his country. He held the rank of Presiding Elder and was a former Assistant Pastor in the Supreme Council of the House of Jacob of the United States of America, Inc. He readily shared with others how God blessed him throughout his entire life.
William attended Madison High School in Richmond, KY. He was owner and operator of Sparks' Grocery in Richmond for many years. Over the last few years of his life, he enjoyed the company of the staff and residents of the nursing home. He served as President of the facility's Resident Council and recently celebrated his 80th birthday there.
Surviving are -
His wife of 41 years -
Oma Lee Parrill Sparks
Two sons -
David L. Sparks and wife, Jan of Mercersburg, PA
John E. Sparks of Richmond, KY
One daughter -
Billie Carol Harrison and husband, Jerneal of Richmond, KY
Five stepsons -
Lawrence Munson and wife, Rita of Graniteville, SC
Mark Munson and wife, JoAnn of Graniteville, SC
Daniel Munson and wife, Shari of Martinsburg, WV
Philip Wayne Munson and wife, Sandra of Salley, SC
John "Doug" Munson and wife, Sharon of Paw Paw, WV
One stepdaughter -
Martha Ann Krumpton and husband, James of North Augusta, SC
One sister -
Opal Oakley and husband, Carl of Murray, KY
He was preceded in death by an adopted son, Edward L. Sparks and one brother, James L. Sparks.
The family will receive friends from 6:00 - 8:00 PM Friday, October 28, 2011 at the Kimble Funeral Home, 188 Moser Avenue, Paw Paw, WV.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM Saturday, October 29 at The Supreme Council of the House of Jacob, Winchester Street, Paw Paw, WV with Adv. Pres. Elder Mark Faith officiating and Pres. Elder David Mundey assisting.
Interment will be at the Ginevan Cemetery in Okonoko, WV with military graveside services conducted by American Legion Post 13 Veterans Honor Guard.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Supreme Council of The House of Jacob in Paw Paw.