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Bobby Gene Sparks, age 80 of Albion went to be with the Lord on April 5, 2013. He was a son, brother,
husband, father, uncle, grandfather, great grandfather and friend.
He was born March 26, 1933 in Wayland, Kentucky son of Tom and Josie (Adams) Sparks. He came
to Michigan with his family in 1952. He was a forklift driver for Hayes-Albion until he retired in 1982.
He married the love of his life Elzona Ratliff on May 28, 1960.

He always had a smile on his face. He enjoyed bluegrass music, going to church, watching Nascar and
wrestling. Loved demo derby's and truck & tractor pulls.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Walter Lee and one great grandson Trenton J. Mulkey.
Bobby is survived by:
Wife of 52 plus years Elzona Sparks of Albion

Daughters- Jacqueline Coleman (David Tyra) of Jackson
Cristal Ann Sparks of Albion
Son- Lonnie Gene Sparks of Albion

(3) Grandsons- Michael & Joseph Mulkey and Jeremy Sparks
(4) Great Grandchildren- Brandi & Kylea Topa, Arianna Mulkey
Sumner Mulkey
Numerous nieces, nephews and cousins

Thank you Shirley and Mary Sparks for making his birthday special for him

Visitation for family and friends will be Wednesday, April 10, 2013 from 2:00-4:00 P.M. and
6:00-8:00 P.M. at the ERIE STREET CHAPEL of J. Kevin Tidd Funeral Home, 208 West
Erie Street, Albion, Michigan 49224. Funeral Service will be Thursday, April 11, 2013 at
11:00 A.M. at the Grace Free Will Baptist Church, 16680 E. Michigan Avenue, Albion,
with Pastor Earl Martin officiating. Visitation will also start at 10:00 A.M. at the
church prior to the service. Burial will be at Albion Memory Gardens.