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Sparks, Dennis L. 1947-2022


Posted By: Volunteer Transcriber
Date: 6/29/2022 at 12:11:03

Dennis L. Sparks
April 8, 1947 ~ June 24, 2022 (age 75)

Dennis’ graveside service with military honors will be 11:30 a.m., Tuesday, July 5th at the Woodland Cemetery in Lynnville, Iowa. Conducted by Dennis’ brother-in-law, Rev. Emmett Kadwell of Shelbyville, Michigan.

The family will greet friends at the cemetery immediately following the services.

Memorials in Dennis’ name (please make checks payable to Jason Sparks) may be left at the Wallace Family Funeral Home & Crematory in Newton.

Dennis L. Sparks, the son of Lloyd E. and Alice (Ratcliff) Sparks was born on April 8, 1947 in Oskaloosa, Iowa. He was a graduate of the Lynnville-Sully High School in 1965. Dennis served his country in the U.S. Army from June of 1966 to July of 1968.

On April 25, 1970, Dennis was united in marriage with Judy Cleverley Sparks in Baxter, Iowa. They were blessed with a son, Jason. After Judy’s death, Dennis was united in marriage with Carol Sue Williams Wearmouth Sparks on December 22, 1984 in Lynnville, Iowa. Her boys, Troy and Gabe Wearmouth joined Dennis’ family. Dennis had worked many different jobs in his 39+ years in the factory for the Maytag Company. He loved being with his family. Dennis also enjoyed working in his yard and in his garage.

Dennis died on Friday, June 24, 2022, at MercyOne Hospice Johnston in Johnston, Iowa. He was 75. He was preceded in death by his parents; wives, Judy Cleverley Sparks, Carol Wearmouth Sparks; grandchildren, Peyton and Liam Sparks and brother, Larry Sparks.

Those left to honor Dennis’ memory are his sons, Jason (Shawnee) Sparks, Troy Wearmouth and Gabe Wearmouth, all of Newton; four grandchildren, Tayler Wearmouth of Newton, Tyler Sparks of Des Moines, McKenzie Sparks of Newton and Ashley Stafford of Branson, Missouri; his siblings, Lloydeana (Jim) Stewart of Newton, William “Bill” (Lyndia) Sparks of Lynnville, Mary (Emmett) Kadwell of Shelbyville, Michigan and Mildred (Rich) Henschel of Newton; many nieces and nephews and his Cleverly and Wearmouth in-laws.

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July 5, 2022
11:30 AM
Woodland Cemetery, Iowa, Lynnville
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