Jerry A. Sparks

Jerry Allen Sparks, 71, of Wabash, IN, and having family in Andrews, IN, died Saturday, May 2, 2020, at 2:14 p.m., at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne.

Mr. Sparks worked at Vice Brothers Foundry for 12 years. He was a member of the Wabash Free Will Baptist Church.

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, and she survives.

Additional survivors include two daughters, Jennifer (Bill) Chaplin and Mary D. (Todd) Gray, both of Wabash; a son, Cory Sparks of Hawaii; several brothers and sisters; three grandchildren, Stephanie (Jason) Smith, of Andrews; Tyann Chaplin, of Wabash; and Brittany N. (Juan) Ibarra, of San Angelo, TX; and three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Courtney Elaine Gray.

Private graveside services will be at Mississinewa Cemetery, Somerset, with Rev. Tim Webb officiating. Arrangements were handled by Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, Wabash.

The memorial guest book may be signed at www.grandstaff-hentgen.com.