Alice Rose Deskins Sparks

April 16, 1929May 16, 2019

Alice Rose Deskins Sparks, age 90, of Conover, passed away on Thursday, May 16, 2019 at Conover Nursing and Rehabilitation. Born April 16, 1929 in Tazewell County, she was the daughter of the late Daniel Deskins and Barbara McGuire Deskins.

Alice was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Conover, NC.

In addition to her parents, Alice was preceded in death by her husband of 30 years, Jonah Patton Sparks, Jr.; 3 brothers; 3 sisters.

Survivors include her sons, Freddie Joe Sparks and wife, Rebecca Jo of Tazewell, VA, Michael Dean Sparks of Conover, NC, and William R. Sparks of Alexandria, VA, daughters, Drucilla Patton Sparks Raye and husband, Richard of Salisbury, NC, J. Gail Sparks of Conover, NC, Barbara Carol Parks and husband, Harold of Hickory, NC, Vicky Lynn Tollie and husband, David of Catawba, NC; brother, Frank Deskins of Bandy, VA; 7 grandchildren, and 22 great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 18, 2019, at 202 6th Street SW, Conover, NC

Condolences may be sent to the Sparks family at

The Sparks family has entrusted funeral arrangements to Drum Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Conover, NC.


  • Receiving of Friends Saturday, May 18, 2019


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Kathy Mango

May 16, 2019

Alice, your beautiful smile and gentle heart will live on forever. Wendy O