BAMBERG -- Mr. Gregory Sparks, 70, of Bamberg, passed away peacefully in his sleep early Saturday morning, March 2, 2019.

Funeral services for Mr. Sparks will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, March 9, at Spring Branch Baptist Church, 833 Deacon Road Bamberg, SC, 29003, with Dr. Richard Crider and the Rev. Troy Peterson officiating. Burial will follow in Crider Cemetery.

Mr. Sparks was born Jan. 17, 1949, in Statesboro, Georgia, to the late Cecil Sparks and the late Betty Johnson Bohannon.

He was a U.S. Navy veteran and served two tours of duty in Vietnam. He loved to fish. He was owner/operator of Sparks Drywall.

He is survived by his wife, Louise Crider Sparks; one daughter, Holly Christine Sparks (Craig) Lott; two stepsons, Ken (Michelle) Murdaugh and Danny Murdaugh; grandchildren, Billy Dean (Marrissa) Priester, Farah Lott and Sarah (Jeremiah) Temple; seven step-grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; 13 step-great-grandchildren; three sisters, Holly Sparks, Yvette (Darrell) Woods and Nicole Loeb; three brothers, Ronny (Joannie) Sparks, Leslie (Bonnie) Bohannon and Johnny Bohannon; and a number of nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by one stepdaughter, Sherrie L. Sanders; two stepsons, Steven Ellington and Randal Ellington; one step-great-grandchild; and a stepdad, Herschel Bohannon.

Memorials can be sent to Spring Branch Baptist Church, 833 Deacon Road, Bamberg, SC 29003.

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The family will receive friends from 2 p.m. until the hour of service at the church.

Cooner Funeral Home, LLC, (www.coonerfuneralhome.com), 287 McGee St., Bamberg, SC 29003.

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