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Monday November 2nd, 2015
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Leonard Sparks

Leonard Sparks 69 of Wharncliffe,  passed away Thursday, October 29, 2015 from his home surrounded by his family and friends.
Born September 17, 1946 at Glen Alum, WV a son of the late Arthur H. and Opal M. McCoy Sparks. In addition to his parents he was proceeded in death by two siblings, Patricia Opal Sparks and Charlotte Sparks.
Leonard was a graduate of Gilbert High School, he was a disabled coal miner, a Vietnam Veteran, a loving husband, father, grandfather, son, great-grandfather, brother and friend. He was of The Church of Christ faith.
Survivors include his loving wife of 43 years, Sarah Sparks, Daughters: Sabrina Sparks and Crystal and Conrad Lester. Two Grandsons: Michael Taylor and Dustin and Jenny Lester, One Great-Granddaughter: Emily Lester, and another Great-Granddaughter due on Feb, 28th, Thirteen Brothers and Sisters: Norma and Harold Cagigas, Arthur Jr. and Melvis Sparks, Joann Cline, Virginia Braswell, Charles and Linda Sparks, Donnie and Terry Sparks, Maggie Trepasso, Kathy and Gary Hatfield, Barbara and Tony  Simpkins, Jackie and Eugene Vance, Susie and Mickey Christian, David and Karen Sparks and Gary and Tammy Sparks. Special family friend J.J. Hatfield and a host of Nieces and Nephews, followed by many other dear family members and friends.
He is gone from our sight but never  our heart.
Funeral services will be  2 P.M., November 3, 2015 at Collins Funeral Home  with the Minister. Gene Clemmons officiating, Visitation will be Monday, November 2, 2015 from 6 - 9 P.M. at Collins Funeral Home.
Pallbearers will be: David Sparks, Garrett Cline, Tommy Lester, JJ Hatfield, Timmy Hatfield, Corey Sparks,  Oscar Keen and Gary Sparks.
Collins Funeral Home of Switzer is in charge of the arrangements, Condolences may be left atwww.Collinsfuneralhomewv.com
Burial will follow at The Hatfield Cemetery at Hampden, Wv

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Prayers sent to Leonard's wife Sarah and his family. Leonard was one of my Daddy's best buddies and they shared lots of good times and common interests in their youth. My Dad is Thomas Sparks who passed away at 52 years in 1994. Although they were cousins, they seemed like brothers because they were close in age. Let me tell you I've heard a lot of the Leonard stories throughout my younger days.
It saddens me that my dad is not here to be there for Sarah and is kids but it's sweeter knowing they are now rejoicing and at peace and in no pain. Love to you all and I know most of you are too young to remember me but we love you and your Daddy Leonard was a great man. I loved him dearly and so did my Daddy Thomas Lee Sparks.

Trish Sparks Branham (Thomas' Daughter) Nov 2 2015 12:00 AM

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A GARDEN PATH was sent on November 2, 2015

I am very sorry for your loss. Love and prayers Timothy Hatfield

Expression of Sympathy Nov 2 2015 12:00 AM

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A Designers Choice was sent on November 1, 2015

Look for comfort in the belief of love's everlasting connection. May that love lift you and hold you close, and give you peace. Let these flowers express what words cannot. Love, Ronnie, Jade, Logan, Noah, and Lillian Sparks

Expression of Sympathy Nov 1 2015 12:00 AM

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A SHADES OF ELEGANCE was sent by Ashley Portz on November 1, 2015

Expression of Sympathy Nov 1 2015 12:00 AM

Our prayers for this family are for comfort and peace until that wonderful reunion day.

winston and Joyce Perry Oct 31 2015 12:00 AM

prayers of comfort for your family, Sarah Jo, i will be thinking of you

Debbie Slone Oct 31 2015 12:00 AM

My love and Prayers for all. May GODs love and Peace be with all.

Martha Kerns Oct 31 2015 12:00 AM

Oh what a Glorious Family Reunion he's having....Love & Prayers!

Tammy Sparks (Thomas Sparks' oldest daughter) Oct 31 2015 12:00 AM