He was preceded in death by his parents, Jack and Mertie Sparks; brothers, Harry Wayne and Fred Sparks; and wife, Melbel Potts Sparks.
He is survived by his daughter, Jane Roberts (Sherman); son, Jack Sparks (Maureen); grandchildren, Ericalyn Hulsey (Tim) and Andrew Sparks (Callie Ann); and great-grandchildren, Jaxon and Annelise Hulsey.
Internment will be at Gardendale Oakwood Memorial Cemetery. A graveside service will be at noon on Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013. Bro. James McNamee will officiate.
Rideouts Funeral Home, Gardendale; 205-631-6252