Jerry Allen Sparks, 71, Wabash, died at 2:14 p.m. Saturday, May 2, 2020, at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne.
He was born Nov. 7, 1948, in Morehead, Ky., to Levi Sr. and Mary (Conley) Sparks.
He married Eileen L. Zook in Wabash on June 10, 1967. He worked at Vice Brothers Foundry for 12 years. He was a member of the Wabash Free Will Baptist Church.
He is survived by his wife: Eileen L. Sparks, Wabash, three children: Jennifer (Bill) Chaplin, Wabash; Cory Sparks, Hawaii; and Mary Dale (Todd) Gray, Wabash; three grandchildren: Stephanie (Jason) Smith, Andrews; Tyann Chaplin, Wabash; and Brittany N. (Juan) Ibarra, San Angelo, Tex.; three great-grandchildren; and several brothers and sisters. He was preceded in death by his parents; his granddaughter: Courtney Elaine Gray; and several brothers and sisters.
Private graveside services will be at Mississinewa Cemetery, Somerset, with Rev. Tim Webb officiating.