Oran Lee Sparks “Red”, 70, of Pinewood Dr. in Pearisburg died at his home Monday January 8, 2007. Born in Erwin, Tennessee on September 16, 1936, he was a son of the late Claude R. and Virginia Hensley Sparks. He had been employed at Celanese Celco Plant in Narrows as a millwright. He was preceded in death by a brother Lloyd Sparks.
He leaves to cherish his memory his companion and caregiver Rebecca W. Cumbee; two daughters and sons-in-law Linda and Gary Correll of Newport; Terry and Richard McCoy of Newport; his grandchildren Carly Correll, Mitchell Correll, Kent McCoy; a sister Shelby Jean Horton of Weiss, Idaho; two brothers Jack Sparks of Pembroke, VA and Ivery Sparks of Waynesville, NC.
Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 2:00 PM in the Kendall Funeral Home at 605 Snidow St. in Pembroke with Pastor Eddie Kendall officiating. Burial will follow in Birchlawn Burial Park in Pearisburg. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Wednesday evening from 6 to 8 PM. Online condolences may be sent by visiting kendallfuneralhome.com.