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Charles Weeden Sparks, 89, Columbia, KY (1930-2019)

Mr. Sparks was a member of the Columbia Christian Church, member of Men for Christ and a veteran of the Korean Conflict serving in the U. S. Air Force. He was a former Fire Chief for the Columbia/Adair Co. Fire Department, enjoyed making canes and having coffee talk with all the guys at McDonalds.

Charles Weeden Sparks of Columbia passed away on Monday, December 23, 2019 at T. J Health Columbia. He was 89 years old.

Funeral services will be held at 2pmCT on Thursday, December 26, 2019, at the Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, 210 Greensburg St., Columbia, KY. Bro. John Davis and Bro. Paul Patton will be officiating. Burial will follow in the Haven Hill Cemetery, with full Military Honors presented by VFW Post 6097.

Visitation will be after 8amCT on Thursday at the funeral home.


Born December 7, 1930, in Gradyville, KY, he was the son of the late Charles Arbie and Josie Dee Roach Sparks.

Mr. Sparks was a member of the Columbia Christian Church, member of Men for Christ and a veteran of the Korean Conflict serving in the U. S. Air Force. He was a former Fire Chief for the Columbia/Adair Co. Fire Department, enjoyed making canes and having coffee talk with all the guys at McDonalds.

He is survived by his wife of 64 years Helen Hancock Sparks of Columbia; a daughter-in-law Tammy Akin Sparks of Columbia; a grandson Charles Trent Sparks (Fiancee Kayla Wood) of Columbia; two nieces Diana Hart (Randy) of Elizabethtown, KY and Helen Henson of Texas; two nephews Bill Henson of Columbia and Paul Mitchell Henson of Indiana and several cousins, friends and other relatives.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a son Charles Victor Sparks; a sister Mary Magalene Sparks Henson and two brothers Jimmy and W. L. Sparks.

Pallbearers will be Joseph Flowers, Joe Hare, John Ballou, Will Myers, Toby Young and Ben Ballou.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the WHAS Crusade for Children 520 W. Chestnut St. Louisville, KY 40202 or Hosparus of Green River @ P.O. Box 4134 Campbellsville, KY 42719-9700.

Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences at stottsphelpsmcquearyfh.com.


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Established 1922 | 210 Greensburg St., Columbia, KY 42728 | Jeff Jessie, Owner
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Charles Weeden Sparks, 89, Columbia, KY (1930-2019)



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