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Elmer C. "Sparky" Sparks

June 13, 1923 - August 8, 2014
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SPARKS, Elmer C. "Sparky", age 91 of Kettering went home to be with the Lord Friday, August 8, 2014 at Hospice of Dayton. Special thanks to all the professionals and compassionate caregivers that touched Elmer's life including Kettering Medical Center, Lincoln Park Manor of Kettering, Dayton Neuro Rehab and Balance Center, Ohio Masonic Home in Springfield, Springfield Regional Hospital, and the Hospice House of Dayton during the course of his battle with Parkinson's Disease. Elmer was born on June 13, 1923 in Lawrence Co., KY to the late Alvin and Permelia Sparks of Martha, KY. He was also preceded in death by his beloved wife Evalene...
SPARKS, Elmer C. "Sparky", age 91 of Kettering went home to be with the Lord Friday, August 8, 2014 at Hospice of Dayton. Special thanks to all the professionals and compassionate caregivers that touched Elmer's life including Kettering Medical Center, Lincoln Park Manor of Kettering, Dayton Neuro Rehab and Balance Center, Ohio Masonic Home in Springfield, Springfield Regional Hospital, and the Hospice House of Dayton during the course of his battle with Parkinson's Disease. Elmer was born on June 13, 1923 in Lawrence Co., KY to the late Alvin and Permelia Sparks of Martha, KY. He was also preceded in death by his beloved wife Evalene of 67 years; granddaughter, Katherine; sisters, Martha and Opal; and brother, Ott. Elmer was a devoted and supportive father to his daughters, Peggy (George) Popov and Betty (Keith) Swihart; loving grandfather to, Chris (Kim) Popov and Scott (Aimee`) and great grandfather to Andrew, Liam and Katherine Popov. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins. Elmer grew up in the beautiful forested hills of Eastern Kentucky and was a member of the Elizabeth Enterprise Baptist Church in Martha, KY. As a young man his horizons were broadened by proudly serving his country during WW II in the Navy as Radarman on the Destroyer Escort Ship USS Canfield and in the Special Operations Unit ARGUS, and on the USS Texas. His post war careers included serving as a City of Kettering Volunteer Fireman-Co. 3, Sunday school superintendent and as a welding engineer at DP&L and manager of a non-destructive metal testing program bringing ultrasound technology from Germany to the local power industry. He was also a 50 year member of the Grand Lodge of F & AM of Ohio, Alpha Lodge 0729. He also was an avid fisherman and enjoyed woodworking, carpentry, gardening, and just getting out and enjoying nature. Elmer will be remembered for his steadfast faith and love he had for family and friends who may join in the celebration of his life from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, August 14, 2014 at the TOBIAS FUNERAL HOME – FAR HILLS CHAPEL, 5471 Far Hills Ave., Dayton, Ohio 45429, with funeral service at 1:30 p.m., Pastor Emmitt Barker officiating. Interment at Miami Valley Memory Gardens. Memorial contributions may be made to The Ohio Masonic Home or Hospice of Dayton. Condolences may be made to tobiasfuneralhome.com

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