Robert D. Sparks
Robert D. Sparks, 81, of Sunbury, passed away early Friday (Jan. 6, 2012) at his residence.
He was born Sept. 25, 1930, in London, and was a retired electrician for Rockwell International. He was a resident since 1961. He served in the United States Navy during the Korean War and was a member of the Delaware Eagles Lodge Aerie No. 376. He enjoyed camping, fishing and being a grandpa.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Mary Ann (Call); four sons, John Bentley of Marion, Robert L. (Betty) Sparks of Delaware, Richard (Margo) Sparks of Sunbury and James of Delaware; a daughter, Rita (Charles) Days of Galion; eight grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Jenny of Eugene, Ore.
He was preceded in death by five brothers and his parents.
Private services will be held at the family’s convenience.
Contributions may be made to HomeReach Hospice at Grady, 551 W. Central Ave., Delaware, OH 43015, or the American Cancer Society, Ohio Division, Inc., North Region, 10501 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, Ohio 44106.
Rodman Neeper Funeral Home is honored to serve this Korean Navy veteran. To express a condolence or share a memory, please visit rodmanneeper.com.