Donald J Sparks

November 7, 1938January 10, 2020

Donald Jay Sparks, 81, of Ft Wayne, IN passed away on Friday January 10, 2020. He was born on November 7, 1938 the son of Alvin and Myrtle (Ringwalt) Sparks. On June 29, 1968 in Ft. Wayne, IN he married Martha L. (Keller) Sparks. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.

Donald enjoyed traveling with his wife and friends. He also enjoyed bowling and having a good time.

Surviving relatives include his wife, Martha L. Sparks of Ft. Wayne, IN; three children, Tim Sparks (Sue); Tina Reaves; Kimberly Valdez (Jeff); grandchildren, Alec Sparks and Emma Sparks, Josh Dye, Avery Valdez; great grandchildren, Kalenah Dye and Kayden Dye; sisters, Carol Myers, Joan Bradfield (David); brothers, Chuck Spuller (Lou Ann), Jim Spuller and Steve Spuller.

He was preceded in death by his oldest brother, Frank Sparks.

D.O. McComb and Sons Funeral Homes - Lakeside is assisting the family with private arrangements at Don's request. Memorial contributions to Brookside Church.


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Barbara Miller

January 20, 2020

Martha and families,
I was sorry to see of Don's passing.
I met you many years ago when my late husband Bill and I owned The Hideaway in Waynedale. Don brought you in to meet us at one point in time.
May you all remember the memories you hold in your hearts and may they help you to heal eventually. Bill and I always considered Don one of our "Hideaway" friends.
God Bless
Barbara Miller

Whendy Hedrick

January 14, 2020

Aunt Martha.. Dan and I are so sorry to hear about Don passing away. I was so happy to get to know him when my Dad was in the hospital a couple of years ago. Loved his sense of humor. Take care of yourself. Love Whendy.

Mindy Carroll

January 12, 2020

Wish we could have seen you one last time Uncle Don we are going to miss you miss our family reunions love you always and forever . Love you Aunt Martha and cousins Tim Tina and Kim ❤️

Stephanie Schreiner

January 12, 2020

Martha and family. You have my deepest sympathy. Don was a wonderful man. I'll never forget our Saturday bowling and euchre.