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Fred was born July 23, 1930 in Ashland to the late Fred Harold and Mary Belle Clemmons Sparks.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his loving wife Delores "Doris" McDowell Sparks and one sister Mary Lou Sparks.
Fred was a former clerk with C&O Railway, where he retired after 22 years; Past President of Painters Local 1072 DC 50; a Kentucky Colonel for the last 40 years; and an active member of Fairview Baptist Church.
Fred lived out his life fishing, cheering for the Wildcats, spending time with family, and leaving a lasting impression on the youngest of his Great Grandchildren who loved their Pop-Pop Dearly.
Fred leaves behind two sons Edward Sparks (Geraldine) of Huntington, W.Va. and Marty Sparks (Jennifer) of Port Orange, Fla.; two daughters Freda K. Pennington (J.P.) and Cindy Lou Clark (Tim) both of Port Orange, Fla.; four grandchildren, Ed Sparks II, Jeremy Pennington, Zachary Sparks, Jessica Eaves; two step grand daughters Rylee & Sydney Moudy; four great grandchildren Austin Edward Sparks and Alexis Jo Sparks; Hazen Lee Pennington and Wilder Knox Eaves; a nephew Bob Sparks, Wife Karen, Children Casey, Travis, Amanda and her Daughter Macey, along with a host of extended family and friends.
Pallbearers will be Jeremy Pennington, Zachary Sparks, Chris McDowell, Josh Moore, Ed Sparks II and Bob Sparks; with Honorary Pallbearers John Pennington and Tim Clark.
Funeral services will be 12 p.m. Saturday, January 12 at Fairview Baptist Church in Westwood with Pastor Michael D. Rice officiating. Burial will follow at Dixon Cemetery.
Visitation will be Friday January 11 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Caniff Funeral Home, and one hour prior to service at 11 a.m. at the church.
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