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John "Sparky" Sparkes

September 22, 1935 January 15, 2020
John "Sparky" Sparkes
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Obituary for John "Sparky" Sparkes

John Wesley “Sparky” Sparkes, age 84, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 15, 2020. He was born on September 22, 1935 in Washington, D.C. to the late, John Alexander and Bertha Hobbs Sparkes.

He is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Loretta Ann Sparkes; daughter, Laura Ann Delp and her husband, Harold; grandsons, Harrison and Grayson Delp; and other family members, close neighbors and friends.

A Celebration of John’s Life will be held at a future date to be determined.

In lieu of flowers donations may be offered to the Sentara Cardiac Research Institute online at or by mailing a check to:
Sentara Foundation - Hampton Roads
6015 Poplar Hall Drive Suite 308
Norfolk, VA 23502

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