July 9, 1941 - June 14, 2021
Ronald Martin Sparks, Sr, 79, of Waxhaw, NC, passed away on Thursday, June 10, 2021. He was preceded in death by his wife Shirley Elaine Sparks; parents Dock Martin Sparks, Jr and Ella Lorraine (Lee) Sparks; siblings Loretta Jean Sparks, William Baker Sparks, Patricia Ann Sparks, Robert Edward Sparks, Charles Allen Sparks, David Sparks; and by his son-in-law Cody Fultz. Ronald is survived by his children: Vicky (William) Bowman, Ronda Fultz, Bobbie Jean Sparks and Ronald (Debra) Sparks, Jr.; 13 grandchildren Amber (David) Kob, Roy Gildersleeve III, Samantha Gildersleeve, Joshua Fultz, Justin (Alexandra) Fultz, Shane Fultz, Cassidee Fultz, Kala (Joshua) Sparks-Jackson, Krista Sparks and Karah Sparks; great-grandson Cooper Fultz; sisters, Nancy E Sparks and Violet Grose and many nieces, nephews, other family and many friends. Ron was a self-taught engineer and became a Tool and Dye Supervisor starting from his mid 20’s and then later in life built his family a home from the ground up with the help of his children, teaching them every step of the way. Among his many talents, he was an amazing cook. He enjoyed cooking for anyone and everyone, especially at many family gatherings. He also was a person who would give his last dollar to a stranger in need while never judging. Ron was an avid fisherman, huntsman, outdoorsman who lived for the outdoors. He enjoyed taking his family camping either in the woods or next to the water. It didn’t matter as he was most comfortable living in nature. He loved teaching each of his children and his grandchildren everything he knew about fishing, hunting and growing your own garden. He was always most happy when watching his children and grandchildren laugh and have fun. Ron was a very proud man and very proud of his children and grandchildren. His family always came first above all else besides God. He also enjoyed drinking his morning coffee while reading scripture from his bible each day. He was a strong Christian man who loved God. Ron will be remembered by family and friends as a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, avid outdoorsman and one of the most generous, big hearted, giving men that lived. He will be missed by many family and friends. Homegoing Services will be held on Thursday, June 17, 2021 at 11:00am at Hickory Grove Baptist Church 7200 E. W.T. Harris Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28215. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the Church. If sending flowers, you must communicate to Florist: “Must be Morning Delivery on June 17th, 2021 before 10:00am.” An online guestbook is available at www.heritagecares.com and provided by Heritage Funeral Home, Weddington Chapel.
Ronald Martin Sparks, Sr, 79, of Waxhaw, NC, passed away on Thursday, June 10, 2021. He was preceded in death by his wife Shirley Elaine Sparks; parents Dock Martin Sparks, Jr and Ella Lorraine (Lee) Sparks; siblings Loretta Jean Sparks, William... View Obituary & Service Information
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