Originally created 11/05/99

Mr. Richard Sparks



AIKEN -- Mr. Richard Lafon "Dick" Sparks, 73, died Thursday, November 4, 1999, at Aiken Regional Medical Centers.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at George Funeral Home, Park Avenue, with the Revs. Chuck Byrd and Chris Williams officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Memory Gardens, Graniteville.

Mr. Sparks, a native of Hannibal, Mo., had retired as senior supervisor at E.I. DuPont. He was a member of Cedar Creek Country Club and of Veterans of Foreign Wars 5877. He was a Catholic.

The family said he loved golfing.

Survivors include a son, Larry Lee Sparks, Aiken; two daughters, Brenda Sparks Callahan, Aiken, and Wanda Sparks Williams, Gloverville; a sister, Pat Murphy, Hannibal; and nine grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be James Callahan, Barry Kieltsch, Richard Seigler, Chris Seigler, Edward Williams and Lester Seigler.

Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society, P.O. Box K, Aiken, SC 29802; or to Millbrook Baptist Church Youth Group, 176 East Pine Log Road, Aiken, SC 29803.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

The Augusta Chronicle Nov. 5, 1999