Jerome “Jerry” Sparks, 78, of London, Ohio, died Friday, Dec. 6, 2013, in the Kobacker House, Columbus.
He was born in Bellefontaine on Jan. 15, 1935, a son of the late Miriam M. Bower and Richard P. “Dick” Sparks. He also was preceded in death by a sister, Nancy D. Ashcraft; and great-grandson, Cameron.
Survivors include his children, Stephen (Jayne) Sparks of Galloway, Stephanie (Neil) Clarridge of Danville, Va., and Ruric (Trisha) Sparks of London; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; brother, Frederic (Patricia) Sparks of Bucyrus; sister, Sharon G. (Roy C.) Weimert of The Villages, Fla.; brother-in-law, Dan Ashcraft of Bellefontaine; and several nieces and nephews.
Jerry served in Europe for the US Army and worked for General Motors for more than 30 years.
He was a member of the Westminster Presbyterian Church, UAW Local 969 and enjoyed being an active member of the Madison County Senior Center.
The Rev. Kim Trimboli officiates a funeral at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Westminster Presbyterian Church, 222 Schoolhouse Lane, Columbus. Interment follows at 3 p.m. in Bellefontaine Cemetery. Visitation is from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. today at the Eberle-Fisher Funeral Home and Crematory, 103 N. Main St., London, and one hour prior to the service at the church Wednesday.
The family suggests donations to the Madison County Senior Center, 280 W. High St., London 43140.
Express condolences at www.eberlefisherfuneralhome.com.