Love and memories last forever...
  • 84 years old
  • Born on August 29, 1933 .
  • Passed away on July 7, 2018 .

Richard D. Sparks, Sr. "Dick", 84, of South Harrison Twp., NJ passed away on July 7, 2018.

Beloved husband of Grace (nee Malignaggi) Sparks, devoted father of Richard D. Sparks, Jr. and his wife Theresa, John S. Sparks and his wife Carol, and Gina M. Sparks, loving grandfather of Ashley, Eric, Keana, Samantha, and Rick, great grandfather of Julianna and Bryson. Dear brother of Robert Sparks and his late wife Elizabeth and Lawrence Sparks and his wife Barbara, and also survived by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents, John and Ella (nee Moore) Sparks.

Dick was raised in Swedesboro. He had been employed with Chemical Lehman Truck Lines for 33 years. He enjoyed gardening, hunting, fishing and was an avid motorcyclist. He loved the outdoors.

Relatives and friends are invited to his viewing Friday, July 13, 2018 from 9-10:45 am at the Catholic Community of the Holy Spirit Parish Center, 17 Earlington Ave., Mullica Hill, NJ 08062, where his Funeral Mass will begin at 11 am.  Interment will be private. 

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Alzheimer's  Foundation at would be deeply appreciated.

Posted by Albert Rohrman on July 12, 2018
Dick, we go back a long way to the days on Franklin Street. Fond memories of a great guy from fishing on the lake, to Edie working for Grace. Our prayers are with you all. Be at Peace, my friend. Butch
Posted by Charlotte Holladay on July 12, 2018
My sincere condolences on the passing of Dickie. As a small child I remember him on his motorcycle. May be rest in peace.
Charlotte Moore Holladay

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