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Garlis Rickie "Rick" Sparks

Garlis Rickie “ Rick” Sparks, 72, of Greensboro passed away on Sunday, December 22, 2019 at Beacon Place. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Rick was born in Guilford County to the late Garlis Hughe Sparks and Ila Grace Wagoner Sparks. He had a great love for music starting in early childhood and continued throughout his life. He was proficient in playing multiple instruments, but his favorite was the electric bass guitar. In addition to music he also was also a talented artist. Much of his working life was spent in security and music. He was a member of Calvary’s Hill Baptist Church in Reidsville, NC. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Marcus Laverne Sparks. He is survived by his wife, Judy Craven Sparks; son, Tim Sparks and wife, Lisa; daughter, Tania Hendricks and husband, Tim; grandchildren, Brittany Sparks, Ryan Collins, David Thompson, Jeremy and Jessica Tucker; great granddaughter, Lilly Sky Tucker; brother, Wayne Sparks and wife, Betty; sister, Edith Brammer and husband, Woody; step sons, Kevin, Keith and Kyle Cochran; step grandchildren, Sean, Sarah, Zack, Jake and Jamie Cochran. Memorial contributions may be made to Calvary's Hill Baptist Church, 1121 N. Scales Street, Reidsville, NC 27320 or ALSAC/ St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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