Thomas Lee Sparks, age 78, passed away early Friday, March 12, 2021 at Marshfield Health Services, Marshfield, WI. Funeral Services will be held 12:30 PM Wednesday, March 17, 2021 at Hansen-Schilling Funeral Home (1010 E Veterans Parkway) in Marshfield. Visitation will be held from 11:00 AM until the time of service on Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial will take place at Brook Lawn Cemetery at a later date. On-Line streaming of the funeral service may be viewed under the “Home” tab on the funeral home website. American Legion Post 54 will provide Military Honors.
Tom was born September 23, 1942, the son of Floyd and Eva (Wortman) Sparks in Royal Center, Indiana. The family moved to Arpin Wisconsin when he was eight, where they farmed. He graduated from Pittsville High School and enlisted in the Army National Guard, where he served for three years. Tom drove truck, logging millions of miles zig zagging across the country. Interests included helping others, his dog Poko and Elvis memorabilia.
Tom is lovingly survived by his sisters, Barb (Al) Schmidt and Elsie Rote and children Diana (Glen) Drexler, Laurie LaSee, Todd (Rachael) Sparks, Terry (Corinna) Sparks, and Dawn (Bret) Coleman. He is further survived by 17 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren. He will truly be missed.
Tom is preceded in death by his wife, Diane (Trader) Sparks; parents, Floyd and Eva Sparks; siblings Jerry Sparks, Eva McClead, John Sparks, Walter Sparks, Harold Sparks, Bob Tipton, Dave Tipton and Juanita LaLone and son, Scott Sparks.
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