John Allen Sparks, Jr.

November 29, 1926 - August 29, 2013

11/29/1926 - 08/29/2013

CHESAPEAKE – John Allen Sparks, Jr., 86, of Chesapeake, Virginia passed away, Thursday, August 29, 2013 at his home. John was born November 29, 1926 in Raleigh, NC to John Allen Sparks, Sr. and Ruth Robbins. He graduated from South Norfolk High School and attended the Norfolk Division of the College of William and Mary. On January 5, 1947, he married Margaret Elizabeth Williams, and they remained happily married for over 66 years to the day of his death. Mr. Sparks was also a Christian believer and active member of Good Hope United Methodist Church in Chesapeake.
He is survived by his beloved wife Margaret Elizabeth Sparks; three children, Cynthia Williams Sparks, John Allen Sparks III, Nathan Marvin Sparks and his wife, Lorelei; sister, Carolyn Wellons; niece, Peggy Welsh; 3 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.
A funeral service will be held Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Good Hope United Methodist Church, 1633 Benefit Road, Chesapeake, and burial services will follow in the church cemetery. The family will also receive friends and relatives at the Church Monday from 5-7 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to Good Hope United Methodist Church Missions. Online condolences may be offered at altmeyer.com .

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Marvin and Patricia Powers
7 years ago

Dear Friends:

Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Mr. Sparks has been an inspiration to all who knew him. He has been an exceptional Christian example, a good and faithful servant, and a blessing in this life. God Bless You All.

Marvin and Patricia Powers

Beth Thurman
7 years ago

Dear Margaret, Cindy, John and Nathan, We will miss John dearly, but will always remember his gentle nature and love of life. He has begun a new journey, and will be there when all of us meet again. All of you will be in our thoughts and prayers. Love, Florence and Beth

The Allen Family
7 years ago

Margaret, John & Cindy have been close friends for many, many years. John will truly be missed during our time walking this earth. We hope to see him in Heaven when it comes our time to pass. Please let us know if there is anything we can do to help during this time of sorrow.

Sincerely,

The Allen Family,

Jerry, Brenda, Zelma & Kenny

Claudia Christner
7 years ago

Nate I am so sorry for your loss. I hope you and your family find comfort in the many memories you share. Much love and prayers, Claudia

Dee Lightfoot
7 years ago

Nate,

My sincerest condolences are extended to you and your family. I pray that you will be blessed with comfort, strength, and peace in the days to come.

Ginger Smith
7 years ago

Nate,

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your entire family.

denise m pascal
7 years ago

To Margaret, Cindy, John and Nathan, I am deeply sorry for the loss of your husband and father, John. He was a wonderful person that never bore an ill thought towards anyone. I felt blessed to have him as a father in law. Knowing how sick he was, I know you will all find comfort in knowing that he is finally at peace and Home.

You are all in my thoughts and prayers, and may you find strength in each other and God to get through this loss. love, denise

Denise Pascal
7 years ago

To Margaret, Cindy, John and Nathan, I am deeply sorry for your loss in John.

He was a wonderful human being with never an ill thought towards anyone.

I was glad to have him for a father in law. Knowing how much he suffered so with his health, take comfort in the fact that he is home.

You are all in my thoughts and prayers and I wish you all the strength to guide each other through this hard time. love, denise