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Mr. Allen Eugene "Gene" Sparks, age 86, of Olive Hill, passed away Saturday evening, Jan. 7, 2017, at Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital in Ashland.
He was born Oct. 3, 1930, in Logan, West Virginia, a son of the late James and Margarett Hagar Sparks.
Gene was of the Nazarene faith and proudly served his country in the United States Army. He enjoyed spending time outdoors, working in his garden, and going to church.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 43 years, Rosa McCoy Sparks; one son, Timothy Allen Sparks; and two brothers, Glen Sparks and Jimmy Sparks.
Gene is survived by one son Steven Sparks of Olive Hill; two grandchildren, Matthew Sparks of Ledbetter, and Sara Swenney of Paducah; one brother-in-law Kenneth McCoy of Olive Hill; and two sisters-in-law, Nancy Sparks of Flatwoods, and Susie Mabry of Benton. He also leaves many other family members and friends who will sadly miss him.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017, at Globe Funeral Chapel in Olive Hill, with Brother Clyde Holbrook officiating. Burial will follow in the McFarren Cemetery in Olive Hill.
Friends may visit from 12 noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017, at Globe Funeral Chapel, 17277 West Highway US 60 Olive Hill, Kentucky, 41164.
Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.globefc.com.
Published on January 9, 2017
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