Ralph Sparks, 72, of Nashville, Tenn., died November 9.
A son of the late Ivan and Cora Sparks, he was born in Whitesburg and was a brother of the late Ruby Sparks Sexton, Violet Sparks Gorecki, Lowell Sparks, Robert Sparks, George Sparks and Delmer Sparks.
He was a handyman, a lawnmower repairman, a gourmet cook and an avid Kentucky Wildcats fan.
Surviving are his wife of 38 years, Vicki Sparks; two children, Talmadge and Rebecca, two grandchildren, Talmadge Scott and Madison; two sisters, Shelby and Pat; and a brother, Donnie.
Funeral services were held November 13 at the First Baptist Church in Pegram, Tenn. Burial was in the Bluff View Cemetery.