Jonathan W. ‘Sparky’ Sparks

Published 6:59 pm Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Jonathan W. “Sparky” Sparks died Monday, July 31, 2017.  He was 63. 

Born in Baltimore, Md., he had been a resident of Vicksburg since 2006. “Sparky” was the son of the late John B. Sparks and Pauline Hooker Sparks.  He was a graduate of Kenwood High School in Essex, Md.

He served in the Navy as a reactor control supervisor on the nuclear submarines George Washington Carver and the USS Bremerton. He was a member of NMLRA and a life member of the NRA.  He was a member of Crossway Church.

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He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Sharon R. Sparks; his children, Scott Sparks (Amanda), Sherry Castelanos (Andres) and Laura Barrett (Danny); two grandchildren, Victoria Scott and Alexander Scott; and numerous loved ones.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Coy Neese; and a sister, Betty Hoke.

A memorial service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 12, at Crossway Church, 1825 Highway 61 South with the Rev. T. J. Tennison officiating. 

Visitation will be from 10:30 a.m. until the service. 

Memorials may be made to the Mississippi Kidney Foundation, P.O. Box 55802, Jackson, MS 39296.