Russell J. Sparkman, age 68 – Sunman

Russell J. Sparkman, of Sunman, was born on August 14, 1952, in Pierceville, IN, a son to Otis and Elda Johnson Sparkman. Russell attended Little Memory Old Regular Baptist Church. In his spare time, Russell loved going fishing, watching western movies, reading books, going to church, and most of all; he loved visiting with family and friends. On Tuesday, May 25, 2021, at the age of 68, Russell passed away peacefully at Christ Hospital in Cincinnati.

Those surviving who will cherish Russell’s memory include his eight siblings, Lorraine Honeycutt of Sunman, Charlotte (Woody) Amburgy of Sunman, Jasper Sparkman of Sunman, Sarah Sparkman of Sunman, Kennie Sparkman of Sunman, Harriet Carter of Batesville, Anna (Bob) Bentle of Versailles, Odyne (Matt) Huffman of Texas, and several nieces and nephews. Russell was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Mable Sparkman and Olive Horton; and one brother, O.C. Sparkman.

Friends may visit with the family on Tuesday, June 1, 2021 at Little Memory Old Regular Baptist Church, 5709 East Co. Rd. 1150 North, Sunman, IN 47041, from 11 a.m. until the time of service at 1 p.m. Pastor Charlie Combs will officiate the service and burial will follow immediately after in the church cemetery. Memorial contributions can be directed to the family to help with expenses.

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