Sparks, Terry Lee (Chickamauga)

Friday, November 16, 2018
Terry Sparks
Terry Sparks

Terry Lee Sparks, 69, of Chickamauga, passed away on Wednesday, November 14, 2018.

Born in Walker County, he lived most of his life in Summerville, and graduated from Chattooga High School. A Vietnam War veteran, he proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy and continued his education graduating from Walker Tech and attended Chattanooga State. In 1972, he moved to Chickamauga where he resided until his death. Terry was a welder by trade and had a long career with Liquid Air Corporation.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Raymond Lee “Bill” Sparks and Betty Jo Sparks.

Survivors include his loving wife of 33 years, Maybell Sparks; daughter, Shannon (Jeff) Stevens of Chickamauga; two granddaughters, Ashley Stevens Clayton and Courtney Stevens; two great-granddaughters, Asher and Ellis Clayton; sisters, Linda (Wayne) Brown of LaFayette and Martha (OW) Carpenter of Summerville; and several nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at a later date.

Arrangements are by Wallis-Wilbanks Funeral Home, LaFayette.


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