Mr. Dale Wesley Sparks, age 68, of Jonesborough, TN stepped into Heaven on Friday, April 22, 2016 to walk with Jesus.
Mr. Sparks was born in Baltimore, Maryland and was the son of the late Calvin C. & Betty Medford Sparks. He was also preceded in death by his niece, Colleen Sparks.
He was a member of Buffalo Ridge Baptist Church.
Mr. Sparks was a United States Navy Vietnam Veteran.
He retired as a Special Agent for the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation.
Survivors include his wife, Nancy Sutton Sparks, Jonesborough; son and daughter-in-law, Dean & Kayla Sparks and son, Glenn Sparks; granddaughters, Avriana and Gracelynn; brothers, Wayne Sparks, Glenn Sparks and Garry Sparks; and several nephews and nieces.
Funeral services will be conducted at 4:00 pm Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at the Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Jody Jenkins officiating. The family will receive friends from 2:00-4:00 pm Tuesday prior to the service. Graveside services will follow at Maple Lawn Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be family & friends.
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|EULOGIES & CONDOLENCES|
||Stan, Tess, Steve and Jeff McNabb
|Dear Nancy, Dean and Glenn,
May the Lord bless you and keep you
The Lord make his face to shine upon you,
The Lord lift up his countenance upon you,
And give you peace.
Sent with much love and many prayers
from Stan, Tess, Steve and Jeff
||Connie and Laurel Wilcox
|We remember Dale sitting at our table here on the
banks of the Wabash River in Lafayette, IN in
August, 2009. Here are some great words from Rev.
"He'll wipe every tear from their eyes. Death is
gone for good - tears gone, crying gone, pain gone
- all the first order of things gone."|
||Denise Caskey Johnson
|I so enjoyed working with you Dale, all those
years. You will be missed. RIP|
|Dale Sparks will be missed by all who knew him. I never knew a more gentle soul in my lifetime. He was a gift to humanity from God, and now he's sitting in his Glory with the Lord.
A wonderful and thorough Agent for the State of Oklahoma. A real pleasure to work with...an investigator who always had the inquisitive mind for which so many lacked.
Thanks Dale. And God Bless Nancy and the Boys. He was so proud of you all.|
||Tom and Cathy Mitchell
|Nancy and family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. we know Dale is at peace and happy, healthy and smiling down on all.
Cathy and Tom|
|Dale fought a hard fight, but now is at peace. It was a pleasure working with Dale and he will be missed.|
|Dale was the first OSBI agent assigned to my case. He was kind and soft spoken. He came to my hospital room and I knew I was in good hands. Rest in peace Dale. |
|Nancy, please accept my condolences and Dale was one of the
kindest souls I have ever known. God bless.|
||Paula Sutton Len
|Dear Nancy and family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Love, Paula, Rick
|Worked with Dale a few times, he and I started with the Bureau the same year. Dale was always smiling and happy guy. He will be missed, But I know he is in far better place and no longer hurting. RIP good friend. |
| Was sorry to hear about Dale's passing, but somewhat
relieved also. I know he was tired of fighting the battle and we
all know where he is today. Nan I admire your strength and
your dedication throughout these last three or four years.
There is a song by Tammy Wynette entitled Stand by your
man. If there was ever a fitting song for you it would be this
one. It would be so nice if everyone in the world had a mate
like you. Love you and may God be with you through the days
to come. |
|My condolence to the family of Dale Sparks. I had
the privilege of working with Dale at the OSBI. I
found him to be a good and kind man who carried
himself with tremendous professionalism. |
|Nancy. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers at
this time of need, may you be covered with God's love and
grace. Praying for peace for you.|
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