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Originally published: 2013-07-25 10:30:49
Last modified: 2013-07-25 10:31:33

Carolyn Wood Sparks

Carolyn Wood Sparks, 79, went home to be with the Lord July 20, 2013.

A service to celebrate her life will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 30, 2013, at Oak Grove Baptist Church, 9000 Mt. Holly Road, with Pastor Jon Hall and Dr. David A. Irish officiating. Visitation will be from 12 to 1 p.m. at the church for family only prior to the service. The family will receive friends in the fellowship hall immediate following the service. Interment will be private for the family.

Mrs. Sparks was born Feb. 25, 1934, in Watauga County, was a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church, graduated as Valedictorian at Watauga High School in Boone, and had served as a Supervisor and Dispatcher for the Charlotte Police Department, Medic and Charlotte city Fire Department before retiring.

Surviving are her husband of 60 years, Herbert H. Sparks; son, Ken Sparks and wife, Stacey of Concord; grandchildren, Shannon and Tori Sparks of Concord; sisters, Joan Wilson and husband, Bob, of Zionville and Cindy Metcalf and husband, Harrison of Bath; brother, Buddy Wood and wife, Ellen Ann of Boone.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Herman Bower and Tina Cook Wood and a sister, Beth Carlson of Charlotte.

In lieu of flowers make memorials to Levine-Dickson Hospice, 11900 Vanstory Dr., Huntersville, NC, 2807,8 or to Samaritan's Purse, PO Box 3000, Boone NC 28607. Offer condolences through