William Jonathan Sparks of Louisa

William Jonathan Sparks 67 of Louisa went to be with his Lord on Sunday October 16, 2011. Mr. Sparks was born May 13, 1944 in Louisa,Ky. The son of the Late William Darwin and Mary Lou Branham Sparks. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his first wife Jeanette Sparks and a sister Janie Sparks Roberts. Mr. Sparks was a retired educator with the Lawrence County School System, where he served for over 30 years as a teacher, vice principal and as principal. Mr. Sparks was a member of the First Baptist Church in Louisa,Ky and has served as Deacon for over 30 years. He was an active Gideon Speaker, counselor at Cornerstone Christian Counseling Center in Louisa, active in the community food pantry, a board member on the Lawrence County Library Board and a member of the Fathers Four Quartet. Survivors include a wife Colin Ruth Johnson Sparks of Louisa, one daughter Elizabeth (David) Hodges of Richmond Ky, one son James William (Amy) Sparks of Louisa, 2 step Daughters, Amy Frazier and Carrie Pack both of Louisa, a sister Martha (Don) Kiser of Hillsboro, Ky, a brother Daniel (Renaye) Sparks of Louisa Ky and six Grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted on Wednesday October 19th at 11:00 am at the First Baptist Church of Louisa by Rev. Ric Frazier. Burial will follow in the Sparks Cemetery in Blaine Ky. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Gideon International and/or the First Baptist Church of Louisa Building Fund.