Willis Edward “Ed” Sparks, 70, of Wheelersburg passed away Tuesday October 26, 2021 at SOMC Hospice Center. He was born June 4, 1951 in Portsmouth, a son of the late Willis Sparks and Delores Sparks Howard. Ed attended Rubyville Community Church, loved Football, especially the Ohio State Buckeyes and the Bengles. He was a Nascar Fan, enjoyed fishing, hunting and was a real Jokester. He loved being around children and animals.
Ed is survived by his wife, Brenda (Williams) Sparks; a son, Willis E. Sparks II, wife Nicole and stepson, Ty Osborne all of Florida; daughter, Tammy Ward and husband Chris of Dathon, AL; brother, Scott Sparks and Kima of West Portsmouth, brother, Jesse Howard and wife Stacey of Franklin Furnace; sisters, Kathy Royster and husband Mark of Kentucky, Tina Rice (Tim) of Wheelersburg, sister, Wendy Taylor and husband Terry of Cincinnati; 9 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. He was also preceded in death by brothers, Steve, Rick, Tim and Dean Sparks.
Funeral services will be 1:00 PM Friday October 29, 2021 at D.W. SWICK FUNERAL HOME (Wolfe-Nelson Chapel) in Sciotoville with Pastor James Weaver officiating. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be 11 AM to 1 PM prior to services on Friday at the funeral home.
The family requests donations be made to SOMC Hospice, 2501 25th St, Portsmouth, OH 45662. Online condolences may be sent to DWSwickFuneralHome.com.