Fred M. Sparks

Fred M. Sparks, 95, of Kenova, WV passed away Thursday, August 10, 2023 at St. Mary’s Medical Center. Funeral service will be conducted 12:00 P.M. Monday, August 14, 2023 at Rollins Funeral Home with Pastor Jeff Canterbury officiating. Interment will follow in Hillcrest Cemetery. Fred was born April 12, 1928 in Clifford, Ky. a son of the late Charlie and Jane Peters Sparks. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Kenova, 67 year member of the Blue Lodge #715 F & AM Rush, Ky. He was a 32nd Degree Mason Covington, Ky., El Hasa Shrine Ashland, Ky., Horse Traders Rush, Ky. and a Kentucky Colonel. Fred was a retired Signal Maintainer with the N & W Railroad with 38 years of service. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers Proctor L. Sparks, Clyde B. Sparks and Homer Mack Sparks and one sister Elsie Sparks Conn. Survivors include his beloved wife of 68 years Thelma Jean Marcum Sparks; daughter Vickie Ann Sparks Mays; son, Fredrick Bruce Sparks; grandchildren Stephanie Ann Mays and Christopher Mays (Abby); three great-grandchildren Callie, Bree & Bode Mays; several nephews and nieces and a sister-in-law Pat Sparks Friends may call one hour prior to the service Monday at Rollins Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed at