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 Thomas Harold Sparkman

Thomas Harold Sparkman

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Death 16 Mar 2017 (aged 89)
Burial London, Kanawha County, West Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 177502614 · View Source
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Thomas Harold Sparkman, 89, of Belle was born November 7, 1927 and left this world on March 16, 2017 surrounded by his family. He joins the Angels in Heaven, who have all been waiting on him, including, son, Norman Thomas Sparkman, Sr.; daughter, Peggy Ann Sparkman; parents, Russell and Lottie Goodan Sparkman; brothers and sisters-in-law, Harlon and Frances Sparkmon, Paul Sparkman Sr., Leon and Juanita Sparkman; sister and brother-in-law, Ferrell and Leonard Kirk; and several nieces and nephews.

Thomas served our country in the U. S. Air Force on Guam at the end of WWII and then returned home to mine in the coal fields of West Virginia. In the 50’s he served as a factory worker in Cleveland, Ohio and later returned to coal mining for Carbon Fuel Coal Company on Cabin Creek. He was a member of the UMWA and the Paint Creek Watershed Project.

Left behind to mourn him and rejoice in having known and loved him are his wife, Helen Lucille Adkins Sparkman, the love of his life who he married on October 1, 1949 and remained devoted to for 67 ½ years; daughter and son-in-law, who were his devoted full time caregivers and with whom he had resided, Frances and Thomas Priddy of Belle; grandchildren, Natalie Dschuhan and Norman Sparkman Jr. both of Ohio, and Ron James Sparkman of Colorado; two great granddaughters; sister-in-law, Mary Sparkman of Ohio; many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at Fidler and Frame Funeral Home, Belle, with his nephew, Pastor Randy Scott officiating. Interment will follow next to his son, in Montgomery Memorial Park, London, with military graveside rites performed by the St. Albans Veterans Service Organization. Visitation will be one hour prior to service time at the funeral home on Wednesday.


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  • Created by: Ruby Angela Winter Vickers
  • Added: 18 Mar 2017
  • Find A Grave Memorial 177502614
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Thomas Harold Sparkman (7 Nov 1927–16 Mar 2017), Find A Grave Memorial no. 177502614, citing Montgomery Memorial Park, London, Kanawha County, West Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Ruby Angela Winter Vickers (contributor 48757481) .