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4500 Jenny Lind Road
Fort Smith, AR | 72901
700 Jefferson St.
Van Buren, AR | 72956
Jerry Sparkman

Jerry Dean Sparkman

Wednesday, February 26th, 1941 - Friday, October 30th, 2020
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Jerry Dean Sparkman, 79 of Van Buren passed away Friday, October 30, 2020 in a local hospital. He retired sixteen years ago from Ryerson Tull formerly known as AFCO Metals in Fort Smith after forty-one years. He loved spending time with his family and working on the farm. He was member and Deacon at W.H. Church in Roland. He was preceded in death by his parents Will and Adeline (Tapp) Sparkman; one grandson Will Hawkins.

He is survived by his wife, the love of his life of fifty seven years, Barbara Sparkman of the home; one daughter Melinda Sparkman-Hawkins and husband Steven of Dora; one son David C. Sparkman and wife Susie of Dayton, Arkansas; two grandchildren Levi Hawkins and Taylor Sparkman Dunivan.

Funeral services will be graveside 10:00 A.M., Tuesday November 3, 2020 at Dora Cemetery in Dora, Arkansas under the direction of Ocker Funeral Home in Van Buren.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to WH Church in Roland, PO Box 47, Roland, Oklahoma 74954, or Community Services Clearinghouse, PO Box 1522, Fort Smith, Arkansas 72902.
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  • Service

    Tuesday, November 3rd, 2020 | 10:00am
    Tuesday, November 3rd, 2020 10:00am
    Dora Cemetery Arbor
    Dpra , AR
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    Rev. Jake Black
  • Interment

    Dora Cemtery
    Dora , AR 72956
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David Franklin Blair

Posted at 08:58pm
This world has lost a really great guy! Over the decades you always made me smile regardless of where we saw each other. My condolences to the family. David Blair

Brian Vinsant

Posted at 09:28am
I've known Jerry and his family all my life, spent many wonderful summer days at his house hanging out with all the boys in Dora. My prayers go out to his family, he was a good man and always willing to help out a neighbor.

Joe Lewers

Posted at 12:44am
Jerry Sparkman was a great friend always had a smile and a kind word for all he will be missed by all RIP Doris ( Lane ) Lewers

Pamela Harding

Posted at 11:54am
When I think of Barbara's Jerry, I see a man with a smile on his face and a big welcome for everyone. Jerry had a big, loving heart and I am glad to have known him.
Our deepest condolences and sympathies are extended.
Pam and Jerry Harding

Larry J Guthrie

Posted at 06:57pm
Our prayers are with Barbara and Family. Jerry will be missed by his friends at the City. Jerry loved his family and his interest in the cattle and farming

Larry Guthrie
Ozark, Arkansas

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