Sherman Sparks, 88, of Chattanooga, passed away on Thursday, March 26, 2020, in a local hospital.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Willie Mae Sparks and daughter, Jessie Dean Jackson.
Survivors include his sons, Anthony Sparks, Jeffery Sparks, Steven Lott, all of California, Bobby Howard of Chattanooga, Joe Owens of Texas, Thomas Owens of Alabama, and Fred Owens of Georgia; daughters, Truesinda McElderry of Arizona, Angela Lawrence of Chattanooga, Lisa Sparks of Nevada, Brenda Davis of Chattanooga, and dedicated daughter, Charlie Mae Griffin of Florida; a host of grandchildren; great-grandchildren; great-great-grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
Special thanks to NHC Healthcare of Chattanooga and Parkridge Hospital.
He will lie in state on Monday, March 30, at 9 a.m.–12:30 p.m. at Taylor Funeral Home with a private family service to follow at 1 p.m. Burial will be in Chattanooga National Cemetery.