Raymond Sparkman

May 07, 1951 - February 23, 2020

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Wednesday, February 26, 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Young Family Funeral Home, Kendallville Chapel, 222 South State Street, Kendallville

Thursday, February 27, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Salem United Baptist Church, 8227 N SR 9, Kendallville


Thursday, February 27, 1:00 PM
Salem United Baptist Church, 8227 N SR 9, Kendallville


Raymond “Pete” Sparkman, 68 of Rome City died Sunday, February 23, 2020 at his residence.

He was born May 7, 1951 in Floyd County, Kentucky to Willie and Sadie (Stephens) Sparkman. They preceded him in death.

On September 29, 1973 in Rome City he married Wanda F. Jones. She survives in Rome City.

Mr. Sparkman had been a meat cutter at Super Valu in Rome City for 23 years and had also worked at BRC Rubber in Churubusco.

Raymond had been a former member of the Kendallville Eagles and the Rome City Fire Department Reserves.

Also surviving are a daughter, Angela Dawn Hensley of Rome City; four grandchildren, Matthew Sparkman, Devin (Sebastian Griffiths) Hensley, Jayden Hensley, Kennith Hensley; two great-grandchildren, Arlie Sparkman and Spencer Griffiths; five sisters, Clara Prater, Allene Prater, and Joyce “Jody” Sparkman all of Hueysville, Kentucky, Pauletta Crotts of Mt. Ary, North Carolina, and Imogene Griffith of Cridersville, Ohio; and a brother, Carvin Sparkman of Huyesville, Kentucky.

He was also preceded in death by three sisters, Arlene Scott, Connie Mosley, and Maycene Sparkman; and four brothers, Dallas Sparkman, Otis Sparkman, Ted Sparkman, and Ken Sparkman.

Funeral services will be Thursday, February 27, 2020 at 1 p.m. at Salem United Baptist Church, 8227 N SR 9, Kendallville with Pastors L. D. Mosley, Willie Collins, and Glen Jackson officiating. Burial will be in Orange Cemetery, Rome City.

Pallbearers will be Mike Miller, Ed Edsall, Sebastian Griffiths, Johnny Prater, Willie Prater, and Arnold David.

Calling will be Wednesday, February 26, 2020 from 3 to 7 p.m. at Young Family Funeral Home, Kendallville Chapel, 222 South State Street, Kendallville and one hour prior to the services at the church on Thursday.

View a video tribute after Wednesday or share memories and condolences at www.youngfamilyfuneralhome.com

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Karen Scott Bailey
February 29th, 2020 1:04am
Hueysville Ky

RIP Uncle Pete

Mary Edwards
February 27th, 2020 2:20pm
Rome City, Indiana

Thinking of you, Wanda! You and your family are all in my prayers! Lots of Love & Prayers, Mary

Ben & Linda Castle
February 27th, 2020 1:26pm
Rome City, Indiana

Dear Wanda and Angela, We will always remember Raymond, and his zest for life! He was so kind hearted, and loved by many! Whether it be playing Bingo, or ordering a Jim's Pizza (double pepperoni, double sausage back in the day)....we will always think of him, and the happiness he shared with others! May God wrap his loving arms around the two of you, and give you comfort as you say "until we meet again" to your loving Husband, and Father! Rest in Heavenly peace, Raymond! ❤ With Love, Ben & Linda Castle

Dana and Sandy Everage
February 27th, 2020 1:58am
New Port Richie, Florida

Our prayers are for God to comfort you all through this great loss.

Teresa Criswell
February 27th, 2020 1:46am
Rome City

Will miss seeing Pete at bingo. He was such a funny and sweet man. Thoughts and prayers for tall his family!! RIP Raymond.

Jessy &Tammy
February 26th, 2020 10:36pm

My thoughts are with you my friend I will miss deeply.To family I'll keep you in my prayers and wish you the best.

Donald Runyon
February 25th, 2020 10:11pm
Hazard Ky.

So sorry praying for the family ! ❤️

Dwaine Shults
February 25th, 2020 8:46pm

We used to go to different churches together in our younger days. First time I ever had an Arby’s roast beef was with him. I remember when he first met Wanda and told me he was gonna marry her some day.

Deb Foster
February 25th, 2020 6:30pm
Henderson, NV

So sorry for your loss Wanda. Prayers to your family.

Phyllis Griffith
February 25th, 2020 2:40pm
Columbus Grove

Love and prayers for family

Kathryn Scott
February 25th, 2020 3:46am
Hueysville, Kentucky

Rita Waterbeck
February 25th, 2020 2:42am
Willard Ohio

I am so saddened to hear of Petes passing. He was one of the kindest and gentlest people I ever had the pleasure to meet. I want to offer my sincerest condolences to the family, May god bring you peace and heal your hearts.

Susanne totten (Susie)
February 25th, 2020 1:30am

Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your heart.

Greg Williams
February 25th, 2020 12:08am

Sorry to hear about Pete's passing I knew him for years. My prayers are with Wanda And family.

Linda Daniels
February 25th, 2020 12:00am

So sorry for your loss,prayers for the family.

Tonya Sandmeyer Avery
February 24th, 2020 11:05pm
Garrett, Indiana

Wanda I am so sorry for your loss.

Shirley Voglewede
February 24th, 2020 10:42pm
Fort Wayne ,In

I’ll always remember the fun times we had as kids riding around in your little Volkswagen car . You , Wanda ,Jeannie an Deb an Denise Treesh an myself. Also , all the times you helped our mom to her doctor appointments an just set in the garage an chat. Rest In Peace . Prayers an love for the family through this difficult time.

Glenna Howard Caudill
February 24th, 2020 10:40pm
Garrett Ky

My thoughts and prayers are with the family. A longtime friend. 🙏🙏

George and Lynn isaac
February 24th, 2020 9:26pm
Hueysville Ky

We are so sorry pete will be missed by everyone he loved to play cards. Rest In Peace my friend