Zelbert D. Sparks, 70

Zelbert D. Sparks, 70, of Wabash, passed away at 3:32 p.m. on Wednesday, July 1, 2015 at his home in Wabash.

He was born on Jan. 8, 1945 in Wabash to the late George Franklin and Mary (Brown) Sparks.

Zelbert married Patricia V. Garner on December 2, 1968. She passed away on October 19, 2000. He retired from Celotex of Lagro.

He is survived by a son, George Franklin Sparks (Laura) of Silver Lake, four daughters including Phyllis J. Harris of Anderson, Kimberly Nethercutt of Peru, Charman (Floyd) Noland of Wabash, and Tonnie (Terry) Evans of Wabash, sister Glenna Hampton of North Manchester, and many grandchildren and great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by daughter Hazel Thompson, granddaughter Melissa Noland, grandson Walter Thompson, great-grandson Jobe Sparks, and four brothers and three sisters.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 11, 2015 at Wabash Chapel of God, 1463 Middle Street, Wabash, Indiana, with Ralph Johnson officiating.

Calling hours will be from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. on Saturday at the church.

McDonald Funeral Home, 231 Falls Avenue, Wabash, is entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Posted on 2015 Jul 07