McMurtrey Funeral Home

McMurtrey Funeral Home

Sunday, September 24, 2023

Timothy Sparks


Timothy Reid Sparks, a resident of Edmonton was born May 23,1955 in Metcalfe County to the late Glen Reid and Pauline Christie Sparks. Tim departed this life Saturday, September 23, 2023 at the age of 68.

Tim was a 1973 graduate of Metcalfe County High School and retired from the Department of Transportation as road supervisor. Tim enjoyed retirement and being home with his wife Charlotte Anderson Sparks whom he married January 7, 1977. Tim was a loyal UK fan and followed them religiously. He also enjoyed NASCAR and politics. Tim was a dedicated democrat and never missed the opportunity to drive the roads and visit people to campaign. He was looking forward to the upcoming Governor's race. Even with all this Tim will be remembered as a man who gave his all to help his friends and neighbors. Although he had no biological children Tim and Charlotte never failed to step up to the plate to help young people who had come into their lives. Not only young people but all their family and friends. Tim was a member of the Edmonton Methodist Church.

Besides his wife Tim is survived by a special brother-in-law Tommy Anderson who resided with them. Brother-in-law Calvin Anderson. Special cousins and sister-in-law, Sandra and Timmy Allbright. Cousins Herb (Jan) Sparks, Lee Sparks, Jenny Thomas, Betty, Pat Lee, Diane, and Sandra. Tim is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services for Tim will be held 1:00 PM, Wednesday at McMurtrey Funeral Home in Summer Shade with burial in the Summer Shade Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Tuesday after 2:00 PM until 8:00 PM at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Summer Shade Cemetery.

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