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Striffler-Hamby Mortuary - LaGrange

1010 Mooty Bridge Road, LaGrange, GA

OBITUARY

Daniel Sparks

August 22, 1942August 29, 2020
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Daniel Rowe Sparks, Sr., 78, of LaGrange, GA passed away Saturday, August 29, 2020 at Wellstar West Georgia Medical Center. Mr. Sparks was born August 22, 1942 in Forest, MS to the late Leon “Bill” Sparks and Janice Mattilda Rowe Sparks. He proudly served his country in the United States Army and was member of the First Baptist Church on the Square. Mr. Sparks was a member of the Southbound Greater Swiss Mountain Dog Club and former Owner and Operator of the Miter Shop. He was a man of “Wit”, always stayed busy with his woodworking, camping or anything else that needed to be addressed at the moment. He will be greatly missed by all that knew him. Those left to cherish his memory are his loving wife of 51 years, Priscilla Meares Sparks; son, Dan Sparks and his wife Sun; daughter, Jann Dawe; grandchildren, David Sparks, Spencer Sparks, and Abby Dawe; several other relatives and friends. The Gathering of Family and Friends will begin Thursday, September 3, 2020 from 5:00pm until service time at the funeral home. A Memorial Service will follow at 6:00pm in the Striffler-Hamby Chapel with Pastor Cade Farris officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Shriners Children’s Hospitals in memory of Daniel R. Sparks, Sr., you can visit their website at donate.lovetotherescue.org. Those wishing to share a condolence or remembrance with the family may do so by visiting www.shlagrange.com. Arrangements are by Striffler-Hamby Mortuary, 1010 Mooty Bridge Road, LaGrange, GA

  • FAMILY

  • Priscilla Sparks, Loving Wife of 51 years
  • Dan & Sun Sparks, Son and Daughter-in-law
  • Jann Dawe, Daughter
  • David Sparks, Grandchild
  • Spencer Sparks, Grandchild
  • Abby Dawe, Grandchild

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Services

  • Gathering of Family and Friends

    Thursday, September 3, 2020

  • A Celebration of Life Service

    Thursday, September 3, 2020

Memories

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Glen Parks

September 14, 2020

I will never think of Southbound GDMD without thinking of you two. Those of us who have owned these Swissys have always been family. I am proud to have known him. My heart to Priscilla. Peace. Love.

Linda & David Cranford

September 3, 2020

Priscilla ,
We are saddened to learn of Dan's passing. We have such great memories of the two of you at our Ocean Drive gatherings . Praying that you and your family will find comfort that Dan is in his heavenly home with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

Love & blessings,
Linda & Dave Cranford

Fred and Faith Roberts

September 3, 2020

We are Morton classmates of Danny’s and grieve his loss with Priscilla and his fine family. He attended many of our 1960 High School Reunions , including the past two. He was a fun, very congenial, brilliant guy and was gifted in many ways.Many of our classmates are praying for all the family , for God’s comfort to their hearts and peace that only He can give. Danny was loved by all of us and will be greatly missed .

Martha Rogers

September 2, 2020

Danny was a high school graduate of the Class of 1960 in Morton, MS. Danny stayed in touch with our class, and attended many of our gatherings over the years. We all loved him and looked forward to his visits. Our heartfelt sympathies to Priscilla and his family.

Jeremy Johnson

September 1, 2020

Kathy and I spent an eternity with Dan and Pricilla on the pool deck while our children and their grandchildren swam for the sharks. Dan and Pricilla were the first to cut up with us and Jan was right there too. Our children had so much fun together and Dan’s playfulness was always infectious and welcoming. He was a beautiful man.

Father John Ayres

September 1, 2020

ALMIGHTY God, we entrust Dan who is dear to us to thy never-failing care and love, for this life and the life to come; knowing that thou art doing for him better things than we can desire or pray for; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Chanc & Barbara Williams

September 1, 2020

Mr. Dan was a joy to be around he will be missed. I will forever treasure the scarf he knitted me. (Barbara)
Love and Prayers Chanc & Barbara Williams
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Debby Jones

September 1, 2020

Oh my goodness. My heart is broken. Dan and I were each other’s right hand man....when I had my shop, Carousel Crafts, he helped me out in so many ways, from repairing stuff, to watching the counter while I ran across to grab something to eat or whatever, and I in turn helped his customers when he’d leave for the day to grab a little sleep before going to work at the hospital. This is so unexpected and I am so sorry. Prayers for the family.

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Biography

Daniel Rowe Sparks, Sr., 78, of LaGrange, GA passed away Saturday, August 29, 2020 at Wellstar West Georgia Medical Center.

Mr. Sparks was born August 22, 1942 in Forest, MS to the late Leon “Bill” Sparks and Janice Mattilda Rowe Sparks. He proudly served his country in the United States Army and was member of the First Baptist Church on the Square. Mr. Sparks was a member of the Southbound Greater Swiss Mountain Dog Club and former Owner and Operator of the Miter Shop. He was a man of “Wit”, always stayed busy with his woodworking, camping or anything else that needed to be addressed at the moment. He will be greatly missed by all that knew him.

Those left to cherish his memory are his loving wife of 51 years, Priscilla Meares Sparks; son, Dan Sparks and his wife Sun; daughter, Jann Dawe; grandchildren, David Sparks, Spencer Sparks, and Abby Dawe; several other relatives and friends.

The Gathering of Family and Friends will begin Thursday, September 3, 2020 from 5:00pm until service time at the funeral home. A Memorial Service will follow at 6:00pm in the Striffler-Hamby Chapel with Pastor Cade Farris officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Shriners Children’s Hospitals in memory of Daniel R. Sparks, Sr., you can visit their website at donate.lovetotherescue.org.

Those wishing to share a condolence or remembrance with the family may do so by visiting www.shlagrange.com.

Arrangements are by Striffler-Hamby Mortuary, 1010 Mooty Bridge Road, LaGrange, GA

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