Melvin Eakes
B: 1936-07-21
D: 2018-07-20
View Details
Eakes, Melvin
Patricia Hadaway
B: 1982-01-21
D: 2018-07-16
View Details
Hadaway, Patricia
Baby Boy Lyric Hadaway
B: 2018-07-16
D: 2018-07-16
View Details
Hadaway, Baby Boy Lyric
James Russell
B: 1926-05-27
D: 2018-07-15
View Details
Russell, James
Michael James
B: 1956-04-07
D: 2018-07-14
View Details
James, Michael
Morris Velo
B: 1953-12-18
D: 2018-07-14
View Details
Velo, Morris
Rebecca "Becky" Dumbleton
B: 1949-09-25
D: 2018-07-13
View Details
Dumbleton, Rebecca "Becky"
Xuân Hoa Phạm
B: 1941-02-10
D: 2018-07-13
View Details
Phạm, Xuân Hoa
Walter Bean
B: 1960-09-07
D: 2018-07-11
View Details
Bean, Walter
Maxine Smith Dean
B: 1913-11-13
D: 2018-07-07
View Details
Smith Dean, Maxine
Virl Allen
B: 1934-08-04
D: 2018-07-06
View Details
Allen, Virl
Lucy Stiles-Jones
B: 1928-05-25
D: 2018-07-05
View Details
Stiles-Jones, Lucy
Leta Epperson
B: 1944-01-28
D: 2018-07-05
View Details
Epperson, Leta
Helen Pickens
B: 1927-09-08
D: 2018-07-03
View Details
Pickens, Helen
Tuyet Lam
B: 1926-02-13
D: 2018-07-03
View Details
Lam, Tuyet
Wanene Keener
B: 1938-04-14
D: 2018-07-03
View Details
Keener, Wanene
Thomas Copeland
B: 1960-05-08
D: 2018-07-02
View Details
Copeland, Thomas
Lloyd Gramling
B: 1928-10-20
D: 2018-06-30
View Details
Gramling, Lloyd
Merrill Bross
B: 1949-08-13
D: 2018-06-30
View Details
Bross, Merrill
Charles Camp
B: 1951-03-04
D: 2018-06-30
View Details
Camp, Charles
Leo Thurman
B: 1936-11-19
D: 2018-06-29
View Details
Thurman, Leo


Use the form above to find your loved one. You can search using the name of your loved one, or any family name for current or past services entrusted to our firm.

Click here to view all obituaries
Search Obituaries
6934 South Western Avenue
Oklahoma City, OK 73139
Phone: 405-634-1439
Fax: 405-634-3753

The Memorial Candle Program has been designed to help offset the costs associated with the hosting this Tribute Website in perpetuity. Through the lighting of a memorial candle, your thoughtful gesture will be recorded in the Book of Memories and the proceeds will go directly towards helping ensure that the family and friends of Gerald Sparks can continue to memorialize, re-visit, interact with each other and enhance this tribute for future generations.

Thank you.

Select Candle
Gerald Sparks
In Memory of
Gerald Everett Sparks
1926 - 2018
Click above to light a memorial candle.

The lighting of a Memorial Candle not only provides a gesture of sympathy and support to the immediate family during their time of need but also provides the gift of extending the Book of Memories for future generations.

Obituary for Gerald Sparks

Gerald Sparks
Gerald Everett (Jerry) Sparks, age 91, of Salina, Oklahoma, passed from this life during the early morning hours on April, 12, 2018. Gerald spent his life looking forward to meeting his Lord and Savior.
Gerald was born on December 22, 1926 to John G. and Esther R. (Sisemore) Sparks in Elmore City, Oklahoma. He spent his early school years in Elmore City and later graduated from Norman High School in 1944. Jerry then joined the Army Air Corps and was placed in training at New Mexico A&M College. When the war ended, he continued his service in the Army Reserves, but came back to join his family in Oklahoma.
He married the love of his life, Wilma (Rosie) Hunter on November 6, 1948, they were blessed with 3 children and shared 65 years of marriage before the passing of Wilma in 2014.
In 1950 Jerry was called back to serve during the Korean War. He loved his country and remained proud of his service.
Although Jerry’s large collection of gospel records, 8 track tapes, cassette tapes, and cd’s showed his decades of love for Christian music, AND ESPECIALLY SOUTHERN GOSPEL QUARTETS, an all- time favorite was “The Old Rugged Cross”, it made no difference who sang this song, or their style, he always sang along.
Jerry was a mail carrier for 36 years with service in Oklahoma City, Rosston, and Waynoka, Oklahoma. After his retirement from the post office he worked for a short time in the oil field. In 1983 he began working as a bus mechanic, route driver, and activity bus driver for Turpin Public Schools. He always bragged that his favorite job was transporting Kindergarten students.
In 1995, he and Wilma moved to Cedar Vale, Kansas, where he worked with his son, Dr. Dave Sparks, DVM, in the cattle business for 7 years.
Jerry loved to dance and was especially good at the jitterbug, Square Dancing, Round Dancing, and the Two Step. He loved fishing and camping with family and friends and remained an avid fisherman through his 90th summer.
In his later years, Gerald continued his lifelong love of reading and visited his local library often. He loved all kinds of books, but he had a special interest in Shakespeare’s Sonnetts
In 2012 Gerald moved to Salina, Oklahoma. Jerry loved spending time with his friends at Senior Citizens and he never missed a televised St. Louis Cardinal baseball game or an OU Football game. He was a member of the Salina Methodist Church and rarely missed a Sunday worship.

He was preceded in death by his:
His loving wife Wilma Rose;
Son, Dr. David Sparks, DVM;
Brothers, Edgar L. Sparks, Truitt C. Sparks, and Wylie L. Sparks;
As well as his special pen pal and friend, Sharon Baumann.

He leaves behind his loving family:
Brother, Kenneth and his wife Jeanette, of Tuttle, Oklahoma;
Son, Don and his wife, Pam, of Denver, Colorado;
Daughter, Carole and her husband, Tony, of Salina, Oklahoma;
Foster son, Steve Benson, of Rowland Heights, California;
Daughter-in-law, Linda Sparks, of Porum, Oklahoma;
Granddaughter, Jane Drake and her husband, Matt;
Grandson, Matt Sparks and his wife, Wendi;
Granddaughter, Becky Stealer and her husband, Mike;
Grandson, Chris Benson, and his wife, Melanie;
Grandson, Dr. Rob Benson;
Grandson, James Baumann;
Great Grandchildren, Jordan, Hannah, Pake, and Emma Sparks, Braxton and Drake Stealer, and Molly and Courtney Benson;
As well as many nieces and nephews;
He also leaves behind five very special friends, Bud Gee, Joe Brown, Patricia Bird, and Jim and Beverly Goyer;
Many more loving family and friends.

Memorial Service for Gerald Sparks will be 2:00 PM Saturday, April 28, 2018 at Vondel L. Smith Mortuary South Colonial Chapel (6934 S. Western Avenue).

Order Flowers
Recently Shared Condolences
Recently Lit Memorial Candles
Recently Shared Stories
Recently Shared Photos