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Obituary – Waymon Sparks (1925- 2019)

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Waymon Sparks of Waldron, Arkansas went to be with his Lord and Savior, Tuesday, July 16, 2019 in Waldron, Arkansas. Waymon was born May 28, 1925 in the Lamb community near Waldron to Fate Sparks and Eva (McCullah) Sparks. He just celebrated being 94 years young.

Waymon retired from the United States Forest Service after 22 years of dedicateed service. In his spare time, Waymon enjoyed gardening. He was a long time member of Temple Baptist Church in Waldron, Arkansas. Waymon was a fatithful servant of the Lord. He was very active in the Gideon Ministry. He used his talent in music to worship in song and served as the music director for many years. Waymon loved spending time with his family and making forever memories

Waymon leaves behind to cherish his memory, his loving wife of 35 years, Debbie of the home, his children: Teresa Sparks, Brandon Sparks and wife Ann Long, Mike Galinato and wife Jennifer, Richard Atnip and wife Jasie all of Waldron, Arkansas and Nikki Clevenger and husband Brad of Memphis Tennessee. Papa will forever remain in the hearts of his 8 grandsons, 4 granddaughters and 3 great grandchildren. Waymon will be missed by all that knew him and the many whose lives he impacted including a host of nieces, nephews, extended family, friends and brothers and sister in Christ.

Waymon was preceded in death by his parents, Fate and Eva, two brothers, Milton and Melvin and one sister Thelma Phillips.

Waymon’s life celebration will be 10:00 a.m., Friday, July 19, 2019 at Temple Baptist Church in Waldron, Arkansas with Rev. Jack Smith officiating. Interment will follow in the Lamb Cemetery near Waldron, Arkansas. Arrangements are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas.

Waymon’s pallbearers will be fellow Gideon’s: Rick Bice, Bill Maxwell, Roger Rice, David Millard, LD Powell and Steve Williams. Honorary pallbearers will be grandchildren.

Waymon’s visitation will be Thursday, July 18, 2019 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Waldron, Arkansas.

You may leave words of remembrance for Waymon’s family by visiting: www.heritagememorialfh.com

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