Marcus “Sparky” Sparks was called to Heaven to join his loving wife of 60 years on September 8th. He was retired from the U.S. Navy, as well as Fibron Inc. Sparky was a faithful member to Flintstone United Methodist Church for 57 years. He served in many capacities, and loved his church family. Sparky never met a stranger and he had a way of making everyone feel special. He loved working in his yard, cracking jokes, and planning trips with his family and friends. After his love for the bible, his favorite book was a good atlas. He just didn’t trust any form of GPS. He will be remembered for his strong commitment to the Lord, for his ability to laugh and have fun with all, and for his great, great love for his family.
He is survived by daughters Pamela Benton (Steve), Mary Igou, and Peggy Moody (Jamie), son Luke Sparks, grandchildren Holly Price (Don), Cliff Stoker (Calli), Nicholas Hall, Rodney Stoker (Kimberly), David Stoker, Hannah Maounis (Evan), Denver Sparks, Tyler Hall (Jennifer), Hailey Green (Brandon), Megan Saul (Jared), Brock Sparks, Tommy Igou (Mandy), Macy Clark (Hayden), Molly Moody, Montana Sparks, Jay Moody, and 25 great-grandchildren that he adored.
Marcus was preceded in death by his wife Dorothy, son Mark, daughter Jan, mother Nina, father Benjamin, brother Bendy, and sister Peggie.
Funeral services will be held 11 AM Saturday September 14, 2019 at Flintstone United Methodist Church. 2503 Chattanooga Valley Rd. Flintstone, GA 30725.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Flintstone United Methodist % 1733 Battlefield Parkway Ft. Oglethorpe, GA 30742.
The family will receive friends 4-8 PM Friday September 13, 2019 at Heritage Funeral Home and Crematory, Battlefield Parkway.