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Obituary for Ivan Ray Sparks Sr.

Ivan Ray Sparks Sr.

Ivan Sparks, 81, of Olive Hill, KY passed away Sunday, February 11, 2024, at the Vanceburg Rehabilitation Center in Vanceburg, KY. He was the son of the late Hugh Russell and Nora Stamper Sparks. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife, Pearl Snyder Sparks; three sisters, Vella Purnell, Jackie Pennington, and Mary Sparks and a brother, Franklin Velmore Sparks.

Ivan was of the Christian faith and a retired supervisor of the Robbins-Myers Company in Springfield, OH. He proudly served our Country in the United States Army during the Vietnam War.

He is survived by three sons; Ray Sparks Jr. of Olive Hill, KY, Bobby Sparks of Columbus, OH, and Mike Sparks of Olive Hill, KY; two step-sons, Rick Boswell of St. Petersburg, FL, and Duane Boswell of Springfield, OH; three brothers, Charles, Donnie and Eddie Sparks all of Grayson, KY; two sisters, Joyce Burke and Maggie Sparks both of Grayson, KY.

Graveside services will be on Tuesday, February 20, 2024,at 11:00 A.M. at the Kentucky Veterans Cemetery Northeast in Greenup County, KY with Military Honors.