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Fred Wallace Sparks

July 23, 1930 January 3, 2019
Fred Wallace Sparks
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Obituary for Fred Wallace Sparks

Fred Wallace Sparks, 88 of Port Orange, Florida, Formerly of Ashland, passed away Thursday, January 03, 2019 at Halifax Medical Center in Port Orange.

Fred was born July 23, 1930 in Ashland to the late Fred Harold and Mary Belle Clemmons Sparks.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his loving wife Delores “Doris” McDowell Sparks and one sister Mary Lou Sparks.

Fred was a former clerk with C&O Railway, where he retired after 22 years; Past President of Painters Local 1072 DC 50; A Kentucky Colonel for the last 40 years and an active member of Fairview Baptist Church.

Fred lived out his life fishing, Cheering for the Wildcats, spending time with family and leaving a lasting impression on the youngest of his Great Grandchildren who loved their Pop-Pop Dearly.

Fred leaves behind two sons Edward Sparks (Geraldine) of Huntington, WV and Marty Sparks (Jennifer) of Port Orange, FL; two daughters Freda K. Pennington (J.P.) and Cindy Lou Clark (Tim) both of Port Orange, Fl; Four grandchildren Ed Sparks II, Jeremy Pennington, Zachary Sparks, Jessica Eaves ; Two Step Grand Daughters Rylee & Sydney Moudy; Four great grandchildren Austin Edward Sparks and Alexis Jo Sparks; Hazen Lee Pennington and Wilder Knox Eaves; A Nephew Bob Sparks, Wife Karen, Children Casey, Travis, Amanda and her Daughter Macey, along with a host of extended family and friends.
Pallbearers will be Jeremy Pennington, Zachary Sparks, Chris McDowell, Josh Moore, Ed Sparks II and Bob Sparks; with Honorary Pallbearers John Pennington and Tim Clark.

Funeral services will be 12:00 PM Saturday, January 12th at Fairview Baptist Church in Westwood with Pastor Michael D. Rice officiating. Burial will follow at Dixon Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday January 11th from 6-8 at Caniff Funeral Home and one hour prior to service at 11:00 AM at the church.

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6:00 PM 1/11/2019 6:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 1/11/2019 8:00:00 PM
Caniff Funeral Home

528 Wheatley Road
Ashland, KY 41101

Caniff Funeral Home
528 Wheatley Road Ashland 41101 KY
United States





12:00 PM 1/12/2019 12:00:00 PM
Fairview Baptist Church

2040 Main Street
Ashland, KY 41101

Fairview Baptist Church
2040 Main Street Ashland 41101 KY
United States

Cemetery Details


Dixon Cemetery Final Resting Place

2300 Main St W
Ashland, ky 41102

2300 Main St W Ashland 41102 ky
United States

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