Clyde Bennett Sparks of Kermit

Clyde Bennett Sparks, 86, of Kermit, WV passed away Monday, Jan. 23, 2012 at ARH Hospital in South Williamson, KY. He was born Nov. 13, 1925 in Clifford, KY, to the late Charlie and Jane Peters Sparks. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his wife of 55 years, Mary Rose Pope Sparks, his grandson, Eric Sparks, and his brother, Proctor Sparks. Survivors include his brothers, Fred [Thelma Jean] Sparks of Kenova, WV, Mack [Pat] Sparks of Jacksonville, FL, his sister, Elsie [Ira] Conn of Hurricane, WV; his sons, Charles [Sue] Sparks of Kermit, WV, Jim [Robin] Sparks of Richmond, VA, and Bob [Sharon] Sparks of Kenova, WV; grandchildren, Bryan, Angie, Andrea, Johnathan, and Elizabeth; great-grandchildren, Kyle, Payton, Myles, and Judah. Clyde was a US Navy veteran, having served during WWII. He was active in his community, serving as town recorder and councilman many terms. He was a lifelong member of Kermit Masonic Lodge 167 and a member of Kermit United Baptist Church where he loved to attend and sing Bass with the church. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM, Friday, Jan. 28, 2012 at the Kermit United Baptist Church with his brother Mack Sparks officiating. Burial will follow in Hillcrest Cemetery , Kenova, WV, Pall bearers will be Bryan Sparks, Johnathan Sparks, Kyle Sparks, Jack Streets, John Kelly, and Larry Conn. Honorary Pall bearers will be Sherman [Blackie] Spaulding, Bill Belcher, Dr. J W Endicott, Matt Clovis, George Marcum, and Western Auto Employees. The family will receive friends from 6:00-9:00 PM, Thursday, Jan 2012 at the Warfield Chapel of Richmond-Callaham Funeral Home.
Arrangements are under the direction of Richmond-Callaham Funeral Home.