Joseph Thomas Sparks
Joseph Thomas Sparks
  • December 3, 1938 - August 27, 2017
  • Fort Wayne, Indiana

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Joseph "Tom" Thomas Sparks Jr., 78, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Sunday, August 27, 2017 at his home. Born on December 3, 1938, in South Bend, Ind., he was a son of the late Joseph Sr. and Lucille (Trager) Sparks. A graduate of Purdue University, Tom worked in sales with Robert Weed Corp. for over 25 years, from which he retired. A beloved family man, Tom loved life and cherished his wife, children, and grandchildren. He enjoyed fishing in Canada, classic cars, photography, hog hunting, and spending time in Florida. He is survived by his wife of 34 years, JoAnn (Schertz) Sparks of Fort Wayne; children, Deborah (Peter) Omundson of Cave Creek, Ariz., Jeff (Deb) Sparks of Indianapolis, Ind., Terri Carnahan of Alexandria, Va., and David (Lauri) Carnahan of Leo, Ind.; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; sister, Karen (Mike) McClellan of Seminole, Fla.; and his dog, Millie. Memorial Service will be 3pm on Saturday, September 2, 2017 at Hockemeyer and Miller Funeral Home, 6131 St. Joe Rd., Fort Wayne, with calling two hours prior. Preferred memorials may be given to the American Heart Association. For online condolences, please visit