Tony E. Sparks, 84, a resident of Paris passed away Tuesday, April 18, 2017, at his home.
He was born January 11, 1933, in Safford, Arizona to the late Charles and Vella (Sigler) Sparks. Tony served in the United States Navy during the Korean Conflict. After his military service he worked as a pipefitter. He married Betty Hughes on July 19, 1980, in Lake Isabella, California. In addition to his parents Tony is preceded in death by a daughter, Caroline Moore and numerous brothers and sisters.
Survivors include his wife of 36 years, Betty Sparks of Paris; a son, Ed Sparks and his wife, Judy of Boron, California; five daughters, Marilyn DuPriest and her husband, Frankie of South Bend, Indiana, Diane Sparks of Fort Smith, Melissa Perkins and her husband, Jeff of Bakersfield, California, Sandra O’Brien and her husband, John of Paris and Susan Cantrell of Blanchard, Oklahoma; three sisters, Patricia Sparks of Bakersfield, California, JoAnn Byrd of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma and Viva Scott of Cal City, California; numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Visitation will be 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Friday, April 21, 2017, at the Roller Funeral Home in Paris.
Graveside services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, April 22, 2017, at the Oakwood Cemetery in Paris. Burial with military honors provided by the United States Navy Honor Guard will follow under the direction of Roller Funeral Home.