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James Edward Sparks

September 14, 1932 — January 6, 2017

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James Edward Sparks, 84, of Irvine, died Friday, January 6, 2017 at UK Medical Center. He was born September 14, 1932 in Irvine, Kentucky to the late Robert and Lillie Keith Sparks.

James previously worked at Continental Metal Specialty and Robinson Tool & Die, he was also a United States Marine Corps veteran in the Korean War.  Other than being an extremely hard worker, his passion was spending time with his grandchildren.

Survivors include; two sons, Jimbo Sparks and Lewis Sparks, both of Irvine, Kentucky; one daughter, Marilyn Tyree (Glynn) of Irvine; five grandchildren, Stacy Judd (Lucus) of Greensburg, Kentucky, Joshua McIntosh of Morehead, Patricia Dixon (Cecil), Sandy Sparks (Jarod Mays) and J.R. Sparks, all of Irvine; eight great grandchildren, Annalisa Trimble and Toni Marie Watkins, both of Greensburg, Kentucky, Makayla Trimble, David Dixon, Hayden McIntosh, Daniel Dixon, MaKenzie Smith and Maddox Mays, all of Irvine; two great-great grandchildren, Bayleigh Crowe of Berea and Dryden Smith of Richmond; daughter-in-law, Mary Parker of Irvine.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife in 2010, Mary Alcorn Sparks; three brothers, Willie Sparks, Junior Sparks and Darrell Sparks; five sisters, Nannie Hale, Effie Hale, Cynthia Alcorn, Hazel Roberts and Etta Mays.

Memorial service will be Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at 11:00AM.  Visitation will be prior to the memorial from 10:00AM to 11:00AM, services will be at the New Beginning Fellowship in Irvine, Kentucky.  Pastor Delvin Reece will be officiating.

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